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Pink Salmon

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I am heading up to the north shore for my first ever pink salmon run. How has fishing been in the rivers where the pinks come in? I also have a question on how i exactly rig my fly rod for throwing egg patterns. Do you use a few split shot to get the egg down or just left them float? Also if anyone is willing to email me and fill me in a a few rivers i should go to that would be extreamly helpful. Its my first time up there for fishing and any help is greatly appreciated! My email is walleyefisher03@yahoo.com Looks like the rain should help bring the fish in right?

Matt

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horrible. Dont even bother coming up, they arent in the rivers yet. There is not enough water, although if we get enough rain I am hoping the may run.

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Matt; burn some gas and head for WI tribs (in a couple weeks). Maybe we'll get enough rain to get our pitiful numbers of salmon to find thier way upstream, but I'll take one good weekend in WI over a season on the NS rivers. Besides, pinks are nasty little things.

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yeah i have a trip lined up to head to the tribs in a few weeks. I am mainly going to the NS to go camping at Gooseberry as a main reason that i am going up there but wouldnt mind trying to find a few places to go fly fishing.

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They have already caught over 38 pink salmon in the french river trap.

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saw the first pinks last year on the 22nd, there around

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you will need a split shot if your fly isn't weighted. however, you want the least amount of weight that will get the fly down to the fish. if the pinks are on shallow gravel then you probably don't need any weight. If the are in deep slow water I have found that a suspended fly, twitched every now and then to be the ticket. In this scenario you don't need much weight either.

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I don't go after pinks that often, but I have determined that fast eratic presentations are more effective than a dead drift. I also prefer a flashy bugger or streamer over a yarn fly or spawn. Swing your fly down ans across while stripping rapidly to get some really aggressive hits.

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