• South Sound Salt Water Pinks Browns Pt./Redondo/Pt Defiance?

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 #237388  by mymannin
 Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:20 am
I have fished the pinks from the light house before but haven't targeted them in the boat yet.. Anyone have luck this early? I was hoping to just get on the water and let my wife and kids pitch jigs or buzz bombs. When does the salt start to show fish?
 #237392  by spokey9
 Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:44 am
If my memory serves, the earliest I've caught a pink off dash pt is June 30. The earliest I can recall consistent numbers of pinks is mid July. Then normally it'll take off by beginning to mid August.

Might try 2 1/2 or 3in buzzbombs in perch, army truck, pearl white, or chrome and see if you can find a few kings willing to play. The Puyallup fish should be starting to show and they run by dash/browns pt too. They frequently come up in the shallower water chasing firecracker herring.
 #237394  by spokey9
 Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:56 pm
No problem mymannin. Check the creel reports for the sound if you really wanna know when to start targeting pinks, if you watch as the numbers increase you can figure out when it's time to go get them

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/creel/puget/
 #237399  by Larry3215
 Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:31 pm
spokey9 wrote:No problem mymannin. Check the creel reports for the sound if you really wanna know when to start targeting pinks, if you watch as the numbers increase you can figure out when it's time to go get them

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/creel/puget/


Thats excellent advice, but I find the recent creel reports mostly depressing :)
 #237592  by spokey9
 Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:52 pm
Probly won't see a forecast map again like last pink run. It kinda blew up in the face after the smaller size and lower than expected numbers last time. That map was more of a sales driver to them than a useful tool for anglers because we've always had that info by watching creel reports and with the lower forecast expectations the pinks aren't gonna be the money maker they were the past few runs.
 #237825  by Bay wolf
 Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:46 am
Fished Browns Point by boat on Tuesday. Couple guys fishing off the beach and some boats all looking. No pinks yet, but they are getting a few resident silvers (3 to 5 lbs) off the beach and boats throwing silver cast masters and like hardware. I have heard that a couple of pinks were caught off Dalco. Should be showing up soon.
 #238171  by Hunter757
 Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:45 am
My son and I went down last night for a few hours, Hit up dash point nothing and no fish caught. Went over to Tacoma waterfront side and fished for an hour with no luck. Sounds like it is a morning bite!