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Humpie Heaven: If You Ain’t Fishing It, You’re Missing It

Kimberly Mason, Puyallup River, Pink Salmon

PUYALLUP RIVER — I had been waiting for this day for two years. Did the fishing live up to my expectations? Absolutely. If you haven’t fished the Puyallup River for pink salmon, you’ve been missing out. Big time. Yeah, it’s crowded. Yeah, it’s a long drive for us here in Lewis County. But it’s worth every mile. In three hours ... Read More »

Out of the Pink: Puyallup River Closure Dates

Puyallup River, pink salmon season

We made plans to hit the Puyallup for pinks on Friday, but after Thursday night’s big rain we figured that was a no-go. Sure enough, I heard this morning that the Puyallup River was blown out from the storm, although it should be falling back into shape quite soon with the good weather we are expecting. Problem is, the lower ... Read More »

Puyallup River Salmon Dates Set


Recreational salmon fishing will open in August and September on the Puyallup River. Pink salmon have been seen in small schools at the Dash Point, according to reports from Gamefishin.com. May I say, “WOO HOO!!” The upper portion of Puyallup River will open Aug. 1 while the lower stretch opens Aug. 16. Earlier this year, WDFW and Puyallup Tribe of ... Read More »

Back in the Pink


The Hillbilly Trio headed back up to the Puyallup River early this morning seeking pinks and hoping for a king. I went 3 for 12 (meaning I hooked solidly into 12 fish, but could only land three of them — that’s like a .250 fishing average, eh?). The third fish of the day put a hole through our net, so ... Read More »

Pinks (and More) in the Puyallup River


As much as I’d like to think I have the ability to become a Fish Whisperer … … as of yet, I fall well short of the mark. And I have a long, long line of experts in front of me. From these guys … … to these guys … … to these two guys … … my fishing partners ... Read More »

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