2013 pinks on Whidbey

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by marlin2, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. marlin2 New Member

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    Oak Harbor, Wa.
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    For all of you that like to fish Ala Spit on the NE side of Whidbey. There have been some changes in the Spit topography since 2011. I posted in Aug. 2011 of proposed re-structuring and clean-up of the area and that work was completed in 2012. Most of the old riprap and structure rock was removed and replaced with smaller material, this was to build the beach section near the parking lot and has worked for the most part. However, there is now a low spot on the arm approx. 50yds from the lot that covers with water at high tide. This area is about 25yds. long, is flat in contour, and about knee deep or less on an average tide. This should not be a problem for most of us, but if you bring the family or small kids be aware of the situation. Here's to a big run and tight lines.
  2. John Weston Member

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    have you seen any pinks yet?
    Outlaw
  3. Tony Polizzi Active Member

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    PT, OP
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    Talked with a WDFW officer today, he said he had ticketed a number of folks who had retained wild fish s misidentified Pinks.
    He was adamant Pinks were not on MA 9 yet
  4. libadisos New Member

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    Seattle, WA
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    I saw a couple pinks caught in MA 10 today.
  5. doublebluff Go Beavs

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    Corvallis, OR
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    I'm looking to track down a pink on the south end of whidbey... monday... probably not, eh?
  6. marlin2 New Member

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    Oak Harbor, Wa.
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    Have heard of possible sightings over at the Port Townsend king fishery but nothing inside yet. Should be soon, will try to get out this week-end.
  7. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    Langley, WA
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    Good chance of landing a resident coho right now.
  8. John Weston Member

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    is there any reason why the pinks stay in the straights so long, It's been awhile since I have fished them and don't remember the why? thanks
    Outlaw
  9. Scudley Do Right Member

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    Saw a couple pinks caught in area 9 today.
  10. kurtyboy New Member

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    Arlington, VA
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    Area 8.1 and 8.2 (anything inside of West Point on Whidbey Island) are not open for salmon fishing until August 1st.