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So I'm confused...are pinks around there on the EVEN numbered years?...then good in the fraser etc on ODD numbered years??

I think I want to slay some biotches in the oyster this summer...nailed some sweet cutties a few years back only to be released for another lucky bugger to catch
 

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The Fraser pinks run in ODD numbered years! Hopefully 2009 will be better than 2007's run...

I'm not sure about the Oyster itself...it may have pinks every season. Anyone else able to answer this question?
 

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The East Coast of Vancouver Island (ECVI) will have pinks show up every year, depending upon the system and its location. However, the dominant run on ECVI in the mid to north Island (Parksville and north) is on the even numbered years.
 

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Pink spinners for spin fishermen and pink flies for the feather chuckers will be a good start. If the pinks are there, and they have not been harassed too much they will strike at a lot of different things.
 

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from what i've read it would seem that the pinks showed up later this year. Am I going to miss the show if I show up for pinks at the oyster around Aug 17th???

I don't mind fishin cutties for CNR but wouldnt mind beach fishin for some pinkies.
 

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bronjuan said:
from what i've read it would seem that the pinks showed up later this year. Am I going to miss the show if I show up for pinks at the oyster around Aug 17th???

I don't mind fishin cutties for CNR but wouldnt mind beach fishin for some pinkies.
Right now its very slow. By the 17th it should only be better than it is right now
 

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Perhaps I'm repeating someone else, but the Pinks on the East Coast of Van Island dont really very all that much in reference to odd versus even years as they are all farm fish, meaning the release and subsequent return will not fluctuate much from year to year.....so the theory goes anyways.
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Gman said:
Perhaps I'm repeating someone else, but the Pinks on the East Coast of Van Island dont really very all that much in reference to odd versus even years as they are all farm fish, meaning the release and subsequent return will not fluctuate much from year to year.....so the theory goes anyways.
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??? There not farm fish.
 

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Gman said:
Perhaps I'm repeating someone else, but the Pinks on the East Coast of Van Island dont really very all that much in reference to odd versus even years as they are all farm fish, meaning the release and subsequent return will not fluctuate much from year to year.....so the theory goes anyways.
Gman
Perhaps Gman means that these fish are hatchery fish. I too have heard that in some places like Campbell River and Nanaimo they raise pinks in pens in the ocean to provide a sport fishery and that they are doing or planning on doing this every year. I also heard of and saw pinks in the Qualicum area last year, an odd numbered year. Maybe the odd numbered years have smaller runs but they are around.
 

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The Quinsam has a hatchery. The reason the pinks dont open for retention until August 15th is because the hatchery collects 30,000 pinks for brood stock. They started a pink project to bring them back every year instead of every second year. Many of the eastern tributaries have hatchery programs that are bringing back pinks for both years. Even the Cowichan started one a couple years ago and soon that river will also have a good pink fishery ( hopefully )

The Campbell river pinks are really Quinsam fish. They travel the Campbell and go up the Quinsam to spawn. They do spawn in the Campbell from time to time because sometimes the Quinsam just doesnt have any water. Right now the Quinsam is super low.
 
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