The south sound pink action has been very slow and while we know there are lots of fish moving though as evidenced by the sonar presence and some visual cues they don’t seem to be interested in our offerings and or seem to have a case of lockjaw.
A pink with lockjaw?! Seems like it’s more a coho thing but could the warmer temps and environmental changes have caused them to shift their migratory patterns?
Jeff H. and I scouted out Lincoln Park a few day prior with limited results, one pink and one flounder to the net. At the launch we met up with my old neighbor Jim G. he was pulling out of the launch and was lucky to get a nice 15# king.
Phil and I went down to Pt. Dalco to try our luck as there was very good bait fish and fish activity on the sonar. We did have a big hookup, most likely a big king that took my green splatter back hoochie with army truck flasher at 150′ of cable.
Phil did pick up one small pink with what appeared to have many body sores or dots which appeared to be lesions. I didn’t get a photo as the fish jump out of his hands and back into the south sound. Oh well, that was all the action we saw, but was an incredible day with some fantastic backgrounds, classic PNW: ferry boat, MT rainier, and fishing for salmon.