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    My family and I are looking for a place to get on some fish, trying to get my wife her first salmon on a fly rod. Does anyone know of any places on the highway where there is good pink fishing? Just want to get on some fish. What months do they run etc.. Any help would be appreciated. ThanksAkcoug

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    Plenty of places to get pinks on the highway. Any of the parks highway streams north of wasilla get good runs of pinks. Also bird creek on the turnagain arm, most of the turnagain streams, and resurrection creek in hope get amazing runs of pinks, although last year sucked for bird. Pinks will start to show in mid july and run through mid august.
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    I go fishing for pink at Humpys every Wednesday night!

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    Resurrection Creek in Hope is where I got my wife and son to catch their first. Careful though, it's addictive. Had to start taking them all the time once they caught one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icb12 View Post
    I go fishing for pink at Humpys every Wednesday night!


    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to icb12 again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danattherock View Post
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to icb12 again.
    Got you covered.

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    Thanks man


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    We are going to be in the hills chasing Caribou from the 3-10th. I am hoping we can make in after the hunt. If I am lucky maybe we can grill up some caribou steaks!

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    Are they good to eat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunts_with_stick View Post
    Are they good to eat?
    usually not, however very fresh humpy (like chrome!) are my favorite salmon. They don't freeze well at all though
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Any suggestions on how to entice Pinks in the salt? After tiring of flipping pixies & Mepps with the spinning rod yesterday on the beach in Valdez, I pulled out the fly rod and tried dragging a couple bright red flies and a pink egg around. Had pinks swimming right under and all around it and even jumping over the fly line. Not a single strike over a good 45 minutes of trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
    Any suggestions on how to entice Pinks in the salt? After tiring of flipping pixies & Mepps with the spinning rod yesterday on the beach in Valdez, I pulled out the fly rod and tried dragging a couple bright red flies and a pink egg around. Had pinks swimming right under and all around it and even jumping over the fly line. Not a single strike over a good 45 minutes of trying.
    I don't know what it is about hatchery pinks JOAT but when they get to their terminus they are tight lipped. I'm assuming you're talking about the pinks in Valdez





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    Yep, the Valdez hatchery batch is the group I'm referring to. They certainly don't seem to be interested in feeding anymore, though they were on the bite last week. This week looks like the saltwater snag is the only way to hook into any.

    Ah well, silvers will be showing up pretty soon.
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    Out again tonight, but something was different. Same spot. Same fish. Same setups. Same phase of the tide cycle (from 2hr prior up to flood slack). They were biting like crazy. We landed 5 pinks, 1 silver, and lost another half-dozen between a couple of us. Not a foul hook in the group. Everything was a solid hit. Go figure.
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    Went down to Resurection in Hope on Sunday evening and had high hopes of catching some pinks. My wife was excited and it was our first time there. There were a lot of fish in the river and they wouldn't bite for nothing! I threw every fly I had in the box at them, changed weight, drifts, everything and nothing. We fished for hours trying to find something to work and nothing.

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    put in work yesterday with over 30 on a pink starlite leech
    hook, line, sinker, done.

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