Humpys are IN!
We always welcome every other August when the warm sun is out and droves of pink salmon, aka humpys arrive down the Strait and North Puget Sound on their way to spawn in central and south Sound rivers ( these salmon run every two years ). Averaging 5-11 lbs Humpys can put up quite the battle on a fly rod or a light spinning rod rigged with a buzz bomb lure. Today was no exception as my boy Elliott and I found consistent schools of 50 –100 fish breezing and jumping all along the East side of Whidbey Island and the shipping lanes. These fish were really on the bite and we caught and released salmon until our arms tired, keeping a select few of the chrome bright fish promptly bled and iced. These fish are destined for the smoker and Capt. Dave’s special smoked salmon “candy”. Looks to be another great pink salmon run this year.