SEATTLE — Anglers will soon be tickled pink with delight as more than 6.2 million pink salmon will surge into Puget Sound.
“In no time it will be pinkapalooza time in Puget Sound, and expectations are for a pretty darn good fishery,” said Steve Thiesfeld, the state Fish and Wildlife Puget Sound salmon manager.
“It is amazing how much is going on this summer with a lot of fish to be caught.”
For the past two weeks, anglers in the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Neah Bay to Port Angeles have been scoring big numbers of pinks, and now it is game on for local bank and boat anglers.
“We’re already having some encouraging early signs of pinks showing up earlier than we traditionally see,” Thiesfeld said. “I saw a report the pinks were showing up all the way down to Seattle.”