Pinks

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by SAU, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. SAU

    SAU Member

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    That makes sense, thanks. Do the "northern" pinks behave the same way? Just race down to 8-2 and stage?
     
  2. skyrise

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    as for how fast the pink move into rivers. we (friends) have found it depends on the temp. of the river they are returning to and water flow. for the Snohomish if the river is on the warm side. the fish will stay in salt longer. 2 years ago we had a much cooler and good water flow in the snoho and the fish moved right in without stopping.
    just my 2 cents.
    also the pink move much faster in the skagit than other rivers. good water temps and flow.
    you can really notice this with the other salmon. silvers will move out of salt much faster on a cool water rising river.
     
  3. Reelucky

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    In my experience I agree with Skyrise. The opposite is true as well. The kings returning to the Icicle river in Levanworth wait until the river warms up before entering and will hold in numbers on the Columbia until the Wenatchee warms up then hold on the wenatchee until the Icicle warms up.

    WDFW finds this out by chips implanted in fish.

    Although the WDFW doesn't give a shit about Pinks to study them. That was from the WDFW officers mouth and the fish counters at the docks.
     
  4. gt

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    ahh topwater, taste buds aplenty. i don't care for oily fish, re - chinook. in the days of yor i would quickly and easily trade chinook for coho at the boat ramp at depot. i came away with great table fare and the other guy got a bigger fish. on the table, coho has it hands down. small chinook <10# are also good to eat. but pinks, well now, delicate flavor, lack of gallons of oil, not much is better than that.
     
  5. rotato

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    this guy was delicious broiled with a mirin and soy glaze with fresh fingerlings from the garden

    fishing was fun as well
     
  6. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    The cat or the salmon?
     
  7. rotato

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    the cat was kind of ropey

    tonight its salmon eggrolls in a vietnamese noodle bowl
     
  8. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    MMMM, sounds good!! Great idea :thumb:
     
  9. Tom Johnston

    Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Dont forget to take the guts to the guitar shop and get some money back. Thats how I support my addiction to FF during these tough economic times!
     
  10. kelvin

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    Yes it is the Russian name for Chum Salmon

    sounds better than DOG doesn't it?
     
  11. Mike (Doc) LaCombe

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    Today was my day. Met a friend at the boat launch in Gig Harbor for a shot at some pinks. First stop was off Vashon Island where fish on on my second cast. Next fish was lost when he got wrapped around our anchor line. All in all we hooked at least 6 fish before the run was over.

    Next we headed over to Dash Point. Not many boats but we must have pulled into the right area. Before you knew what was happening fish on. We were both hooking fish on a regular basis. Had our first double there. And a seal got a fish away from Dan. He was into his backing before the seal showed himself.

    Next we moved off to Browns Point where we again anchored in the path of another run. We had at least 3 doubles along with a number of singles. I hooked so many pinks today that I lost count.

    I was using my new Echo 10' 7wt with 40+ line and some home brewed pink flies. It was was blast. I may never get another chance like this since I usually fish from the beach but I really created some great memories today. Thanks for the ride Dan.

    Mike
     
  12. rotato

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    Mike you are ruined
    sounds like an epic day
    just remember you have had hours and hours of slogging the water
    so enjoy the fruits
     
  13. Mike (Doc) LaCombe

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    rotator,

    Boy are you right. Saturday I was casting from these beaches without so much as a bump. I like fishing from the beach but boy what a difference a boat and good skipper make.

    Mike
     
  14. martyg

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    We've been picking up Chum & Silvers & Dollies & Pinks.
     
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    Marty is that WA or Ak