Pink Recon

#76
Dash has a few fish showing. I've seen 3 come in off the pier watching for about an hour over a 2 day span (just going down to check things out). Still spotty though. Today there were guys fishing in the salt wading (not just pier). The state park area (away from pier) had a couple guys wading and fishing. Of course you should be able to fish there, always could before. They were all gear guys though out today.
 
#78
Ah, I was there right around low tide approx 11:00 AM or so. Let the little one play on the swing and run around a little :) So was near pier. I saw a couple guys wading out toward state park but didn't look like they were swinging fly lines ( admittedly a bit hard to tell at that distance but the body language didn't looke like flyfishing).
 

Go Fish

Language, its a virus
#80
They're just pinks....

Go buy a can at Trader Joes
and save money and time.
Its only $2.39 for 12 ozs.

Pinks taste better canned
 

Northern

It's all good.
#83
GoFish - that's a seriously bizarre attitude for a flyfisherman. "Go buy a can at Trader Joes and save money and time."
I can't imagine that anyone in WA is actually saving time/money flyfishing for anything!
Not everyone's planning on eating the pinks - just C&Ring them for enjoyment, kind of like cutties or wild steel. You really only fish for species you're planning on eating? Pinks are big, strong, fun fish to catch. They're wild, and there are enough of them that you don't feel like you're harrassing a dying breed just for fun. If you don't personally care for a particular species of salmon, don't fish for them (and skip the pink threads to save yourself some disdain for your fellow WFF members.) I don't see why you'd want to piss on everyone else's parade.
 
#84
Pinks are big, strong, fun fish to catch. They're wild, and there are enough of them that you don't feel like you're harrassing a dying breed
Thats what everyone thought about the other salmon species several years ago... Pink salmon have a similar fate. Before too long these will be referred to as the good ol days where the humpy salmon were plentiful.
 

rotato

Active Member
#86
every year....
if you don't want to fish for them don't

in an effort to not to hop on the bitter train i'll say they are fun to catch and make tasty table fare
 
#88
I gotta agree that they're tasty for sure, and I'm one of the morons that won't fish for it if he is not going to eat it.
I think it's retarded to fish for something you don't want to eat, and I enjoy fishing more than anyone I know and have been doing it from the age of 4.

Pinks, I can't wait till they come back strong and I can nab me a couple!

:)
 
#89
I am of low class ilk then maybe finding pinks to be great. I'll save the regal runs for the elites and have fun playing with (and eating) pinks.

I'm just starting to try to get back into flyfishing with pinks being the instigator. I have to target a fish I can catch and keep with some frequency or else the Mrs 'speech' will be headed my way and fishing time drastically reduced. Pinks give me that chance.

Also, pinks get lots of people out so you can meet new people and learn from them too. BTW, Steve thank you for the brief meet and greet at Dash Point this morning and friendly help. You are a great guy to have out there fishing. Nice to see that first pink for you too this season, a nice cookie cutter pink. Not too small, not too big. Just right.:thumb:

I personally find pinks ot be great table fare if you treat them right and quickly take care of them (bleeding, ice, etc). They also smoke up pretty well even after being frozen. Much much better eating than chum. A fresh bright pink caught the same day and BBQd over alder wood rivals any of the previously frozen store fish (even sockeye IMO). Not a bright fresh-caught coho, chinook, or sockeye but not terribly far off either.

I'm still waiting for my first, may have to wait for them to get in thicker so I don't come back empty handed next time LOL (I did avert the 'speech' today but did get a 'U can't fish before work if U are working cuz U will be too tired' short sentencing :beathead:).

If it weren't for pinks, I doubt my wife would have the patience to let me get back out there so I feel a slight sense of gratitude to these non-hatchery big runs.

That's my penny's worth.:) Good luck to all out there.
 
#90
So, in your opinion, my loving the thrill ad experience of catching a fish, then releasing it makes me a retard? That is about one of the most dipshitted things I have ever seen on this board.
I gotta agree that they're tasty for sure, and I'm one of the morons that won't fish for it if he is not going to eat it.
I think it's retarded to fish for something you don't want to eat, and I enjoy fishing more than anyone I know and have been doing it from the age of 4.

Pinks, I can't wait till they come back strong and I can nab me a couple!

:)
 

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