Pink Salmon Fishing
Humpback” or Humpy
The Pink Salmon also known as the “humpback” or “humpy” because of its very pronounced, l hump which develops on the backs of males before spawning. The pink salmon is the smallest of the Pacific salmon found in North America with an average weight of about 3.5 to 4 pounds and average length of 20-25 inches. Fly fishing and spin fishing is very productive using bright pink and silver flies, spinners or jigs. 7wt fly rods and floating lines are your choice for these small but feisty Salmon. An adult fish returning to coastal waters is bright steely blue on top and silvery on the sides with many large black spots on the back and entire tail fin. Its scales are very small and the flesh is pink.
Fishing Pink Salmon on the Aalgnak
Pink salmon enter the Alagnak River between late July and mid-August of Evan years 2002-2004 act, as they mature in 2 years in the ocean. They hold in shallow riffles where flowing water breaks over gravel islands and the downstream ends of pools are favored spawning areas. After spawning, both males and females soon die, usually within two weeks. The Alagnak river gets a run of between 100-150 thousand Pinks on even years and 10-20 thousand on odd years. During August our anglers will average 20-40 pinks a day landed as they are very aggressive to anything thrown at them a nice time to fish because you get the whole variety of Silvers, Pinks, Chums ,Rainbows and Char.