Pinks Pushing Into Sound

Big pink salmon catches continue in the Straits, and now anglers are picking up fair numbers deep into Puget Sound.

On Saturday, 171 were brought into the Redondo ramp halfway between Seattle and Tacoma, and yesterday 163 came in to the Point Defiance launch, 82 at Ballard’s Don Armeni Ramp, 55 to Everett’s 10th St. Ramp and 41 to Cornet Bay on northern Whidbey Island.

By comparison, 466 were counted at just one of Olson’s docks in Sekiu on Sunday.

The figures come from the latest creel sampling done by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

For the week and first seven days of August, 318 were counted at five Central Sound ramps, 225 at a half-dozen or so launches in the North Sound, 535 in the South Sound and Hood Canal, and a whopping 3,413 in the Straits.

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