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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 1, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Still a bit early for pinks in Puget Sound, but coho and kings keep things interesting

The latest word on pinks arriving in Puget Sound is their numbers just aren’t thick enough to draw interest.

With that said the wall of pinks continues to hold around Sekiu, and will only be a matter of time before they start filtering into northern Puget Sound.

In the meantime there are enough coho and hatchery kings around to keep anglers busy in central and northern Puget Sound.

“I only checked six coho and two chinook for 12 boats,” Pete Sergeef, a state Fish and Wildlife checker said today (Aug. 1) from the Don Armeni boat ramp in West Seattle.” I heard (Toby Black) in our test fishery boat did good at Pilot Point (Monday, Aug. 1) and hooked seven kings and landed four. There’s been a few pinks that are starting to trickle in.”

Gary Krein, owner of All-Star Charters in Shilshole Bay reports that the coho bite has been off and on in central Puget Sound.

“Yesterday (Sunday, July 31) was a tough day on the water, and it seems verytime we have a change in the weather pattern it puts the fish off the bite,” Krein said. “Today (Monday, Aug. 1) the coho were back on the bite again in Shilshole.”

Krein says his partner Nick Kester of All-Star Charters ventured up to Point No Point and Skunk Bay, and managed to find some kings on each trip.

“There was pretty good chinook action, and he ended ended up with two kings each day (this past Saturday and Sunday),” Krein said. “He took an afternoon (Sunday) trip got six chances at fish, and caught a 27 pound, 14 ounce hatchery king and then another around 17 or 18 pounds.”

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