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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #75 on: August 04, 2021, 09:39:31 AM »
I'm a salmon newbie, are the pinks not worth keeping once they're in the rivers? I was going to hit the Snoho when they start coming in...my boat isn't sound worthy.

You will get about a 90 percent answer of "their not bad smoked." I can tell you they are not good either. We save pinks for crab bait. I would rather eat a stocker trout over a pink. I am a salmon snob though. But they are fun for the kids to catch.

Apparently you do not know how to cook or smoke salmon.   :chuckle:

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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #76 on: August 04, 2021, 10:33:05 AM »
I'm a salmon newbie, are the pinks not worth keeping once they're in the rivers? I was going to hit the Snoho when they start coming in...my boat isn't sound worthy.

You will get about a 90 percent answer of "their not bad smoked." I can tell you they are not good either. We save pinks for crab bait. I would rather eat a stocker trout over a pink. I am a salmon snob though. But they are fun for the kids to catch.

Apparently you do not know how to cook or smoke salmon.   :chuckle:

I tend to agree that pinks are sub-par.  They are edible, but they certainly aren't anywhere close to as good as some other salmon. 

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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #77 on: August 04, 2021, 10:35:13 AM »
I'm a salmon newbie, are the pinks not worth keeping once they're in the rivers? I was going to hit the Snoho when they start coming in...my boat isn't sound worthy.

You will get about a 90 percent answer of "their not bad smoked." I can tell you they are not good either. We save pinks for crab bait. I would rather eat a stocker trout over a pink. I am a salmon snob though. But they are fun for the kids to catch.

Apparently you do not know how to cook or smoke salmon.   :chuckle:

I tend to agree that pinks are sub-par.  They are edible, but they certainly aren't anywhere close to as good as some other salmon.

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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #78 on: August 04, 2021, 11:20:39 AM »
We did a blind fold taste test one year. BBQ coho and pinks. Some of the participants were “humpies suck” crowd. There wasn’t one person whom could definitely tell a difference.

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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #79 on: August 04, 2021, 01:28:30 PM »
They ain't fresh springer or fat-dripping ocean king or prime fresh coho, but they are salmon and still really good when fresh and cared for properly.

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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #80 on: August 04, 2021, 01:34:10 PM »
"Humpy Snobs"  :chuckle: :chuckle: :P :o :dunno:

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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #81 on: August 04, 2021, 03:07:35 PM »
I like making fish cakes with most of my..."lesser quality" fish so sounds like they could be a good candidate for that. Still working my way through that 2019 thread. If anyone has any suggestions for a guy with a 14' boat and no downriggers ahead of the Snoho opening, my inbox is always open!  ;)

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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #82 on: August 05, 2021, 08:56:08 AM »
They ain't fresh springer or fat-dripping ocean king or prime fresh coho, but they are salmon and still really good when fresh and cared for properly.

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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #83 on: August 05, 2021, 07:10:42 PM »
 What's the best tide to fish off the shore? Or is first light good?
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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #84 on: August 05, 2021, 07:45:45 PM »
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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #85 on: August 05, 2021, 08:09:04 PM »
General rule I follow: minimum 6 feet of water moving, last two hours of flood, and a west to northwest wind. If it’s low pressure I won’t go.

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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #86 on: August 06, 2021, 10:34:49 AM »
Folks catching from shore ar Bush Point.

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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #87 on: August 06, 2021, 11:23:43 AM »
I know nothing about pinks. Do they travel along shorelines, or are beach anglers just fishing at pinch points, or ??

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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #88 on: August 06, 2021, 11:38:30 AM »
I know nothing about pinks. Do they travel along shorelines, or are beach anglers just fishing at pinch points, or ??

They are very catchable casting from shore along many areas.   

Best strategy is usually to fish something like 2 hours before high tide. 

Bait gets pushed in shore and the pinks follow them in. 

Every 3rd or 4th fish or so will actually strike within 3-8 feet of shore.   It will wake you up!
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Re: 2021, Pink Salmon, Timing Question
« Reply #89 on: August 06, 2021, 11:42:30 AM »
I know nothing about pinks. Do they travel along shorelines, or are beach anglers just fishing at pinch points, or ??

 Down here in 11 there are loads of people catching them from shore in seemingly open shallow water.
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