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Top 10 shoreline fishing spots for pink salmon

A pink – or humpback – salmon caught by Vladimir Veliovski of Pacific, Wash., flops on the beach Aug. 4 before Veliovski can get his hands on it. About 50 fishermen were catching pinks from shore and pier at Dash Point Park. Tacoma News Tribune (Tacoma News Tribune / The Spokesman-Review)
A pink – or humpback – salmon caught by Vladimir Veliovski of Pacific, Wash., flops on the beach Aug. 4 before Veliovski can get his hands on it. About 50 fishermen were catching pinks from shore and pier at Dash Point Park. Tacoma News Tribune (Tacoma News Tribune / The Spokesman-Review)

SALMON FISHING -- With a whopping 6.2 million pink salmon flooding into the Puget Sound saltwater this month en route to river spawning areas, anglers can catch their four-fish limits from a boat or from shore.

Seattle Times fishing writer Mark Yuasa compiled his list of top 10 shoreline fishing spots for pink salmon:

1. Lincoln Park in West Seattle (best is starting in mid-August)

2. Browns Point Lighthouse Park in Tacoma (mid-to-late August)

3. Dash Point Pier (mid-to-late August)

4. Picnic Point in Edmonds (early August to September)

5. Deception Pass shoreline (now through September)

6. Bush Point and Fort Casey off west side of Whidbey Island (now through September)

7. Point Wilson north of Port Townsend (end of this month through August)

8. Bait Box Hole off the south east side of Whidbey Island (early August through September)

9. Redondo Pier (mid-to-late August)

10. Pier 86 Terminal Pier and Spokane Street Bridge in Elliott Bay (mid-August through September)




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