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Puyallup River pinks
« on: August 08, 2017, 11:54:52 AM »
So the Puyallup opens a week from today. Daily limit says 6, up to 2 adults may be retained, release wild adult Chinook. So can you catch 2 adults( either chinook or coho) plus 4 pinks, or jacks, or a combo of both? Just thought I'd ask how others read the rule.
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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 12:07:03 PM »
Two total fish that are adults. Pinks are considered adults. There is NO bonus pinks this year.

The Carbon is more fish, per an email this am, you can keep 4 adults on the Carbon, of which 2 may be hatchery Chinook.
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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 12:48:36 PM »
Yeah a lot of people are gonna be keeping over there limit due to lack of reading the regs. And going off the past limits. Hope the fish start showing up soon. The sound seems to be lacking pinks so far from what im reading on creel reports and such.

As stated you will only be able to keep 2 adults on the puyallup and pinks are considered adults so 2 pinks or combo of other salmon equalling a total of two adults. Only jack silvers or jack kings can get you up to the 6 fish mark which jacks have to be caught prior to adult limit to get there. Once adult daily limit is retained you are done fishing.
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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 05:23:17 PM »
That's how I read the rule too.
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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 12:04:00 PM »
Anybody know how it was today with it being the first day open on the Puyallup?

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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 12:33:26 PM »
Guy I know stopped before work and got 1 pink and got 1 to the bank.

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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 01:12:11 PM »
I fished this morning. Wasn't great but there were a few fish to be had. All the fish I saw were pinks! I hooked 2 but both came unbuttoned. I did catch an old pair of someones skivies though so that made the morning a little bit exciting  :o

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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 08:20:15 AM »
I had one in the net by 5:45 opening morning, and then had to head to work. Fished in the afternoon, and my son lost 1 at the net, and then caught 2 more. All pinks so far, but I did see a guy with a nice King
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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 11:53:34 AM »
I hear the tribes are netting it today.  Not slamming tribal netting, just reporting.  ;)


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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 12:29:45 PM »
I hear the tribes are netting it today.  Not slamming tribal netting, just reporting.  ;)
I thought they were only supposed to be netting on Sundays during the month of August...?

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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2017, 12:32:35 PM »
I hear the tribes are netting it today.  Not slamming tribal netting, just reporting.  ;)
I thought they were only supposed to be netting on Sundays during the month of August...?

Consider it a rumor, I didn't see it first hand.


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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2017, 05:58:38 PM »
Fished the puke for the 5th time today.  Been slow for most.  Generally I can see 20+ fishermen each time I go.  I'd say 4-5
 fish caught on average per 20 guys fishing in the 1-2 hours I'm there each time.  Pretty slow.  I did manage to catch a Silver today.  Wasn't expecting that this early in the season.  Lost a pink also.  Son also lost a pink today.

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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2017, 05:27:29 PM »
Saturday I went 3-5. all pinks, buddy caught a nice king though!

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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2017, 05:42:17 PM »
Gonna try again Sat and Sun...I've not had any good "takes"..haha...Seen a few fish taken, one small king (24-26" and skinny) and a few pinks
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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2017, 07:26:57 PM »
wait for rain  they'll come in thick. 

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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2017, 08:20:09 PM »
You guys are sure dedicated fisherman to be wasting time on pinks.  :chuckle:

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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2017, 08:52:00 PM »
Anyone learn more about the betting schedule?
Anyone have a source for obtaining this info?

I'd like to go Thursday but not sure if they will be netting
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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2017, 10:20:07 PM »
You guys are sure dedicated fisherman to be wasting time on pinks.  :chuckle:
They are fun to catch.  I wouldn't eat one myself, but enjoy fishing for them.

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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2017, 06:19:16 AM »
Anyone learn more about the betting schedule?
Anyone have a source for obtaining this info?

I'd like to go Thursday but not sure if they will be netting

They are only supposed to be netting on Sundays until Sept 1, when they will be netting the Puyallup Sunday, Monday and Tuesdays... But, the Carbon opens up Sept 1, so there's that...
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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2017, 06:20:25 PM »
Dont go on Sundays this month.  it's closed

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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2017, 07:21:30 PM »
Its fun to go and watch the circus.  every wal mart within a hundred miles is sold out of ugly sticks and 80 pound braid.  people treat them things like gold down there.haha

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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2017, 10:49:33 AM »
Saw a guy fishing with a 6' halibut pole and braided line.  he managed to catch one though it wasn't much of a fight.
Got my line caught up with another guy who was using a double hook mooching leader in probably 25# test.
It's always a circus on the Puyallup R, but lots of good guys also fishing down there. 

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Re: Puyallup River pinks
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2017, 09:49:23 AM »
Are the fish still running? I think the regs says the river is open up to Dec 31 (up to the Carbon river)

 

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