September Pink Reports

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.
 
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.
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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

Ian Broadie

Flyfishing is so "Metal"
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.
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.
 
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.
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.
 

DimeBrite

MA-9 Beach Stalker
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.
 
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.
 
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.
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.
 

Go Fish

Language, its a virus
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.
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
 

flybill

Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!
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!
 

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