Record Pink Run?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by GreyFox, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    Found the Ak pic on some web site while day dreaming at work. Got my juices flowing so thought I'd share. Or troll for a riser.

    Good luck FT.
     
  2. Fishful Thinking

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    I actually have plenty of pics of local humps - we got sick of them after just a few last time they were running up past Monroe. Earlier in the run we got into some really bright fish, and they tasted just fine, thank you.

    Rich
     
  3. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Heres one from Arlington. Wonder if it was flossed?

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  4. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    The return of Humpzilla.

    I personally think the pink run in the north sound will be good this year. There were waves of spawners in the Skagit, Stilly, and Sky in 2007 and their redds were everywhere. I'm sure a few WFF members will land a pink off the beach in the next few days.
     
  5. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Then assuming my shoulder heals suffiently to become "functional," I'll catch Coholas in the Columbia . . .
     
  6. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Wonder if it was "forecast" . . . ? Nice fish!
     
  7. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: You are hell funny Ed! :thumb:
     
  8. TC

    TC I live with wind knots

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    Maybe you weren't here two years ago, when half of western washington was flooded out, Maybe you were and just don't remember. And as it was pointed out that Pinks are a two year fish, then, well, I guess the timing is right for a bummer year.

    Don't get me wrong, I want a record run as much as anybody. but when I was talking with a couple of F&G guys, and asked about the floods etc....they agreed with the synopsis and questions I had about this anticipated "record run" Good luck to us all and hopin' for the best.
     
  9. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Take er easy eeoyre, I'm not sayin' it'll be a record run but it is only the 3rd week of july!
    Test fishin' in the straits is gettin better, they'll be here soon enough
     
  10. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    its possible to forecast pinks? You know how they do it? they do trawl surveys somewhere in the north pacific and take samples of some kind (probably auxilary process) and look at previous adult returns. (someone correct me if I'm wrong)

    Forecasts with multiple year classes are hard enough to model, but are fairly accurate, but with pinks you can't use sibling forecasting because they all are the same age. Basically forecasts for humpies are a crapshoot, unless of course there is a lot of hatchery production down there for humpies in which case they might be able to make an accurate forecast. I can't imagine anyone else is counting humpy fry, that would be a royal pain in the butt.
     
  11. molokai

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    Too early to even guess at a revised forecast yet, no one ever catches the bulk till the middle of August, and it's not a particularily logn run; pinks come through in a bulk traffic jam run.
     
  12. KerryS

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    I was here watching the Skagit in '07. The Skagit wasn't hit very bad during '07. Nothing that would be called "massive floods". And nothing that pink salmon or chum salmon haven't seen in the past few thousands of years in which they seemed to have been able to successfully survive.

    Some of the forcasting on the Skagit is done using out migrating parr count trapped in a fish wheel located on the lower river. From past experience it seems to be somewhat accurate.
     
  13. Kim Hampton

    Kim Hampton Not Politically Correct

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    From Olson's Resort website at Sekiu.

    Fishing Update, July 26, 2009…
    By Webmaster

    Angelers has been successful, from 6:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. there were 38 boats in and 21 KINGS, 47 SILVERS, 32 HUMPIES per the fish checker this morning. Bottom fish has also been very successful, fishing West of Sekiu hitting the kelp beds all the way to Eagle Point. Also been getting Dungeness crab at Pillar Point… BRING YOUR CRAB POTS……
     
  14. salt dog

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    Done.
    There are a few early pods going through now, but the fish are small 1.5- 2.5 lbs, and very few. Another 3 weeks ought to do it.
     
  15. MasterAnglerTaylor

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    sucks i leave for wsu aug 19th.....gonna miss the salmon run