September Pink Reports

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by yellowlab, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Andrew Lawrence

    Andrew Lawrence Active Member

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    I have seen a lot of spawning pinks in the forks of the Skykomish River, as well as the upper portion of the one of the Skagit River tributaries. Season after season, I have yet to cease being impressed by the drive of these little salmon. Suffice to say, give them a trickle and they will spawn. If anything concerns me, it is the lack of spawning Chinook salmon.
     
  2. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Went to the mighty Snoho and hooked between 15-20 landed 7-10. All in all there weren't too many people one the river.
     
  3. constructeur

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    Was pretty cold this morning in the city and it had me wondering if the lower pressure was enough to bring in some fresh feesh. I guess this answers that!
     
  4. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Damn i wish I could get out this weekend! I'm not ready to be done with these fish yet, but am done for the next few weeks. I think I'm just not ready to have 'skunk' be a part of my regular fishing vocabulary yet.
     
  5. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Hit the Snoho this mornin with Itchy Dog. We both hooked up pretty quickly, both of us losing our first fish. Then things got tough for a few hours while we scratched our heads. I managed to hit a fish here and there, but nothing consistent considering how many were around.

    Tied on a white fly, and managed to land 4 more fish in about 30mins before I had to bail. The fish definitely didn't show the "spunk" that has been so common with this run. Only had a few hard runs out of them, but most fish were dominated quite easily.

    Ended up 6 for... I dunno... 10-12? Something like that. I lost a lot. But yeah... White got the job done.
     
  6. Steve Saville

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    I would suppose the fish would be nearing their end about now. That would account for the less than spunky runs. We are seven weeks since my first Pink. That's a pretty long run.
     
  7. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    On average there's about two more weeks left in the S river runs which start later than the runs down south and 09 being a major exception where the last boot I drug up was November.
     
  8. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Went back for the evening bite to test out the new Allen Spey rod this evening. Hooked in to several bright, feisty fish that put a healthy bend in an 8wt Spey. Great funs.

    I've definitely got steelhead on the brain these days, so not sure how many of these reports I have left.
     
  9. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    That "Go Fish" character Dave has it coming! We should gather up all our old pink salmon fillets and scatter them over his elitist private tidelands. Then he will have to smell humpy odor for weeks to come.
     
  10. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    he'll be haunted by humpy ghosts until august 2013.

    DIRTY SLIMERS!!!!!
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  11. Steve Saville

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    Actually, I was speaking specifically about Pinks in the salt. I don't fish the rivers for them as the rivers close by are so crowded so as to not make it enjoyable. I would agree there are still a couple of weeks left in the rivers. I am turning my attentions to coho in the salt about now.
     
  12. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    There are still a LOT of pinks in the salt up this way. Our run happens a lot later, especially in the Snohomish system. This run is just getting started when the south sound run is on its last legs.
     
  13. Steve Saville

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    Great. Maybe I can get up there some time to get out. I have a kids derby this weekend and a steelhead trip next but I might be able to fit something in.
     
  14. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Thanks DimeBrite,

    I get enough chums on my elitist beach that I'll
    have plenty of smell later in the year.

    I'm trying to lay low, say nothing about, you know,
    and avoid and ignore all the threats and PMs from
    the stalker that has time to read and comment
    on my last 50 posts.

    Dave
     
  15. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Pinks in the Snoqualmie today.. not that I could catch a damn one, but they were there.. along with sea run's and quite a few par in close!