I fished the afternoon high tide on July 17 and the super high tide the evening of July 21. There are a lot of pinks continuing to flush through the creek. On July 17, I caught 2 keepers on the incoming tide and one keeper on the out-going tide. Fished with number 4 orange vibrax. Saw one young boy across the creek catch a nice ~8 pounder; not sure of it was a chum or silver. Fished from 2pm to 5 pm. Had several tourists take some photos of me carrying my catch up to the parking lot; I hope they don't think pinks are the only salmon in AK.
On July 21; the tide was super high. Unless you were on the rocks below bridges; the water was nearly unfishable. I saw several folks slip in the mud as they tried to wade out towards the channel. I made several long casts but decided to save my arm and wait for the tide to fall. Some room did open up on the rocks near the outlet and I did manage two keeper pinks on the out-going tide; which I released. Saw one larger salmon hooked up but the fisherman was horsing it way to much and lost it at the bank. He had like 4 feet of line out, rod was bent way over, and the fish was flopping all over; must have had braid on because he pulled the hook; not sure if it was a silver but it was bigger. It was caught on a green and silver pixee. Fished from 8pm to 10:30 pm.
I did notice a few folks jerking their line through the water on their retrieves; I guess in hopes of snagging a fish. Not sure why people need to resort to snagging just to catch a fish;
I think I will wait several days for a more manageable high tide and try again. There are numeous pinks in catchable numbers. Next time I'll try a larger vibrax to target larger fish. Also the banks on bird creek are very slippery; it gives the the phrase river dance a whole new meaning.