Sunset and King Salmon fishing on the Puyallup River

King Salmon Invade the Puyallup River

Hundreds of fishermen & women invade the Puyallup River for a chance to snag a King Salmon. My husband Dean & I were crossing the Clarks Creek bridge, near Puyallup Wa, and witnessed an amazing ballet of scenery, fishing lines and sunset. These photographs were taken between 7-8pm on Saturday August 20th with our Nikkon cameras/200 lens.

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chromie says ... on Saturday, Sep 10 at 10:05 PM

Very cool picture.

wes says ... on Monday, Aug 22 at 8:58 PM

I think that rule is dumb , I think if you catch a fish anywhere on the fish you should keep it. I understand to some people that its a sport but to most people, fish is a type of food source to their family, especially during this hard life economy.

Rod says ... on Monday, Aug 22 at 8:39 PM

I've been fishing the river these last few weeks and I have to say that yes, there is a mess down there. Garbage everywhere. I can't blame anyone for getting upset at us for the mess left behind by some people. Wanna fish? Pack it out!! Ain't hard...

Rich says ... on Sunday, Aug 21 at 10:31 PM

MrJohn, "if the salmon is not hooked in the mouth and kept, then it was kept illegally". That rule only applys to fresh water...yes I know the Puyallup is freshwater. Only making a clarification.

Rich says ... on Sunday, Aug 21 at 10:29 PM

no_fish....I wish you would not group us all into one catagory. There are many of us that do our best and clean up after ourselves, as well as others. As a matter of fact, every year, the fishing club I belong to does a river cleanup on the Carbon.

Fisherman says ... on Sunday, Aug 21 at 6:21 PM

It is illegal, as stated in the regulations, to snag or attempt to snag a fish. Any fish that does not intentionaly take the hook or lure is concidered snagged. Most the fish kept are "snagged in the mouth." (they snag until the hit the right spot).

bill says ... on Sunday, Aug 21 at 4:34 PM

They are mostly after pink salmon. However..there are a small percentage of kings (compared to the pinks) running. Projected that 900,000 pink salmon will run the puyallup in the next several weeks. Projected that 2 million will run up the green

MrJohn says ... on Sunday, Aug 21 at 2:47 PM

The use of the term 'snag a king; is, unfortunately, only practiced by poachers. Snagging is illegal and if the salmon is not hooked in the mouth and kept, then it was kept illegally. Many of us fisherman would not keep a snagged fish.

no_fish says ... on Sunday, Aug 21 at 11:37 AM

Keep them dirty mf fisherman off my property. Throwing garbage everywhere. Electric fences next year.

Dave says ... on Sunday, Aug 21 at 11:13 AM

I think they were after pink salmon. ?

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