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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 29, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Humpie madness arrives at Sekiu, but just not yet in Puget Sound

The humpie madness has started in the western part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca at Sekiu,, and soon they’ll be flooding Puget Sound.

“It is not impossible to catch pink, and the complaints have started from anglers who’ve said they can’t catch a king because of all the humpies around now,” said Chris Mohr, owner of Van Riper’s Resort in Sekiu. “They are here in huge numbers.”

While the wall of pink salmon seems to be holding in the Strait they still haven’t materialized in Puget Sound just yet.

The eastern side of Whidbey Island opens Monday, Aug. 1, and that includes popular pink fishing holes like Humpy Hollow and the Shipwreck area.

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