I have never seen so many Pink Salmon as I have over the past 3 weeks!
And I’m going to see millions more. They’ll be dancing in my dreams reminding me of their never ending attacks on our flies. The only therapy available will be their respite the following year when they won’t return. It’s bitter sweet. The Squamish river is just 50 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Every odd numbered year the Pink salmon return here for their big spawning party. It’s a huge party. I think a million fish were invited and all but a few thousand that were taken by ocean charters and greedy Harbour seals have checked in or are about to.
The Squamish river is perfectly built for the successful breeding of Pink salmon. Long gently curving runs carpeted with gravel and smooth rocks provide the perfect habitat for the hundreds of millions of eggs that will be laid. The river itself is glacial fed, cold and usually colored a soft greyish green. Pinks feel comfy here in the murky water and thus will spawn in water depths as little as 12 inches. Standing in 18″ of water and swinging flies you can feel the odd bump as a fish travels upriver completely ignorant of your goal here.
Guided Fly Fishing for Pinks has been incredible!
Beginner fly fishers, youth, old timers and seasoned pro’s are all having a blast Pink salmon fishing! As a guide I am consistently seeing hookups from my clients. Work is easy so to speak. Day trips will yield about 50-75 hookups. That includes long line releases. It’s all part of the fun. Let the pics tell the story:
We love our new Galvan fly fishing reel!
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