Campbell River Pinks

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing Forum' started by winephart, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. winephart

    winephart Crew Member

    Time to ask the yearly question, anyone seeing Pinks. I've walked a bunch of the river every second day for the last week. Have seen the odd lone pink but no schools. Should be close to time for them. Water conditions are real low.
  2. Damien

    Damien Well-Known Member

    I'll be up there next week for a few days. Staying on the family's private island on McIver Lake, will certainly make a wet wade in the CR part of the trip.

    I recall last year at this time they weren't in thick but I found a little travelling lane away from the crowd and had a ton of success. Hoping for the same as I am 'on the hook' to provide some fish for the BBQ.
  3. winephart

    winephart Crew Member

    Bit of a change with very small schools coming in for the last 36 hours. not a ton of fish coming through but it is a start!
  4. Dude

    Dude New Member

    I've heard from few people they are starting to come in now pretty steady
  5. Damien

    Damien Well-Known Member

    Good news. Heading over Thursday. Hoping to wet a line Friday.
  6. Dude

    Dude New Member

    Let us know how It is up there . I was suppose to be up there today but my schedule changed so it looks like I'll be up there next week.
  7. Dave H

    Dave H Well-Known Member

    3100 counted last swim, several days ago, along with one Steelhead and one Chinook.

    Tons of unmarked juvenile salmon, perhaps from the incubator boxes for the big parent program, we hope.

    Take care.
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  8. winephart

    winephart Crew Member

    Fished the Lower River, between the 2 Island Hwy bridges . I fished from just before morning high tide for 3 1/2 hours. Managed 2 pinks but never saw any moving fish .
    Then moved up to just below the confluence for another 3 hours.
    Not a sniff of fish. Nothing moving and no fish that I could see taken by others above or below me.
  9. Damien

    Damien Well-Known Member

    Was on the river just downstream of the logging bridge (?) In a little slick that is usually money. Have to rappel down to get to it.

    Didnt see any fish caught, none showing, not a sniff.

    Was there for only about 45 mins.
  10. JuBy

    JuBy Member

    any update on pinks in the system yet?
  11. Dave H

    Dave H Well-Known Member

    There are Pinks in for sure, judging from the numerous cars parked along the road, plus I saw several moving up the Quinsam past Eric's Riffle this afternoon whilst checking the garbage can there.

    A few cars parked on the Quinny at the parking lots too.

    Given the number of Pinks whooping it up in the Tyee Pool these past three days there should be more moving into the river daily.

    Go get 'em.

    Take care.
  12. winephart

    winephart Crew Member

    Guys are catching tons of Pinks in all the usual spots. Lots of anglers and the usual arguments!
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  13. winephart

    winephart Crew Member

    Wow ! Feast or Famine this year. Fish were a bit late and we all got our shorts in a knot . But now its lots of big fresh Pinks with sea lice on. All the usual spots are fishing well.
  14. Phil my boat

    Phil my boat Active Member

    My neighbour fished there for the first time today. She came home with her limit. This was her first time fishing for anything in BC.
  15. Slabbedout

    Slabbedout Active Member

    Fished there a few days last week and hit lots of fresh fish. River had a decent water volume so I don’t think fish where holding lower just shooting up and into the quinsam or upper reaches.
  16. winephart

    winephart Crew Member

    There has been a bunch of Springs move into the system the last couple of days. Lets remember its non-retention on Springs.
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