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I'm reading about the crowds at Two-Bit and Duncan, but have to wonder if people go where the fish are. This afternoon I was across from Douglas Island (on the North Shore). The water was murky and I didn't see any signs of pinks (or any fish for that matter). I only saw one other fisherman on a boat. No strikes, or anything. I know pinks go up the
Fraser, but do they also go up the Pitt? If so, they would have to go by the area I was fishing.....right?

I'm new to fishing for pinks, so I'm trying to learn what I can. I live closer to the lower Fraser, so for taking my kids, the less driving the better.

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yes the Pitt gets pinks its just i think the pinks that go up there are earlier ones than the ones going up the fraser now. like the Squamish pinks are a month ahead of the fraser and are basically done all together now.

i might be wrong but i know a couple guys from this forum were up there about a month ago and caught a couple pinks. thems would be very early pinks if they are all going up there now.

and about the crowds yes there are crowds but its not as bad as it sounds there is still plenty of room at most bars unless you go to Pegleg ::)

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Was out at Derby Reach on Saturday, just down from the Old Fort.
Saw one up river caught then another then I got one, (pinks) then a guy 20 or 30 feet down river hooked a young Dino and watched him for a while.
He landed it and it was about 4.5 feet.
Was out about an hour or so.
Sunday, went to the same, a lot more people but no fish. No one was getting anything.
 

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I've been having luck on the lower Fraser in the Richmond area. The most crowded spots aren't necessarily the best ones... yesterday morning, there were a bunch of people near the 3 road pier and very few were catching fish. I stuck around for half an hour and nothing... I then moved to a different spot, with nobody around, a few km away and I had a fish on first cast and 6 on in less than an hour. There's lots of spots in Richmond, just drive along the south arm of the Fraser until you see a spot you like and try it out.
 

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Been having lots of luck with the pinks the last few days around the surrey area.Got skunked on saturday and everybody else was having a quiet day to_Only saw a few guys catching.Thinking about heading to richmond to few spots I know. Fish On :thumbup:


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sooo wth happend to the pinks ive spend what over 20 hours fishing for pinks and have gotten nothing. Im fishing in newwest where some times there jumping and other times its soooooooooo slow. What am i doing wrong..ive got pink crocs pink luers m pink flies i tyed....NOTHINGG:mad:

My smoker sits empty...

Can anyone pm me some areas to try out that are in the tri city areas and around vancouver no where that takes hours to get to.
 

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Reddev_revir said:
sooo wth happend to the pinks ive spend what over 20 hours fishing for pinks and have gotten nothing. Im fishing in newwest where some times there jumping and other times its soooooooooo slow. What am i doing wrong..ive got pink crocs pink luers m pink flies i tyed....NOTHINGG:mad:

My smoker sits empty...

Can anyone pm me some areas to try out that are in the tri city areas and around vancouver no where that takes hours to get to.
How much you ask for smoker.............. :happy: :beerchug:

Cheers,

B.
 

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Barba said:
Reddev_revir said:
sooo wth happend to the pinks ive spend what over 20 hours fishing for pinks and have gotten nothing. Im fishing in newwest where some times there jumping and other times its soooooooooo slow. What am i doing wrong..ive got pink crocs pink luers m pink flies i tyed....NOTHINGG:mad:

My smoker sits empty...

Can anyone pm me some areas to try out that are in the tri city areas and around vancouver no where that takes hours to get to.
How much you ask for smoker.............. :happy: :beerchug:

Cheers,

B.
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So i went yesterday and then tonight still nothing .....This is gettin lame , yeah you dont allways catch someting but damm ''10mil pinks'' and i have not cought 1.... What is going on
 

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Hey Rr,

all details you have here thanks to Rivahman

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Re: Why are they not bitting???
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Pinks are great followers. Sometimes they will follow your lure to death without biting. Try varying your retrieval speed. Sometimes an increase in speed will trigger a strike. If this doesn't work, try using a lure a bit smaller.

Pinks are not really fussy once you find what is working. If you want to try a lure that rarely fails, get some pink 1/4 oz and 3/8 oz jig heads and some pink tails. Get both the 3" tails and the 1.5". Generally I start with the larger ones and downsize if the action slows or I'm not getting any action (a dozen or 15 casts without a hit, when I see fish, is 'no action').. Jig the lure...lift your rod tip no more than a foot, drop it quickly..reel SLOWLY a turn or two..jig again..drop the tip.. and so on. Watch carefully because many hits are within 2 feet of the boat. You will get fish this way..guaranteed.

If the action slows. try jigging twice in a row..drop the tip..reel...jig twice....etc. I call pink jigs 'humpie candy'... they luv em! Nice thing too..if you hang up...break the line and tie another one on..you might be out about $0.60 for the jig and tail. Its important that you don't wildly jig ie. raise the rod more than a foot, otherwise the fish will lose sight of it. If you try to maintain a consistent jig motion and retrieval speed, that helps too because these fish are great followers and will anticipate what the jig will do next.

In the area we were fishing today, dad and I easily limited in just over an hour. Had 30-35 fish to the net in 3.5 hours. We were the only ones fishing jigs that I could see. Most people were either using spinners or fly fishing. The jigs easily outfished them all.

On the subject of jumping fish...if you see alot of fish jumping, don't cast into them..I think you are wasting time. Those fish are jumping for joy at the thought of spawning and probably aren't too interested in whatever you are throwing at them. Cast 10 or 20 feet to either side and see if you can find a less horny one"


Good luck, :beerchug:

Barba
 
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