‘Humpy mania’ just around the corner

by Tim Flanagan on August 18, 2011

Wayne Kruse has this story in the Everett Herald:

Pink salmon, <a href=sales also known as humpies, pilule return every two years to their spawning grounds.” align=”right” src=”http://www.heraldnet.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=DH&Date=20110818&Category=SPORTS&ArtNo=708189964&Ref=AR&MaxW=306&MaxH=296″ />[Pink salmon, injection also known as humpies, return every two years to their spawning grounds. Herald staff photo]

It’s not "humpy mania," not yet, but at least we can start to think pink as reports come in from weekend attempts by local fishermen to intercept what is predicted to be a large run of the small, odd-year salmon.

Some experts thought pinks should be here by now, in force. They’re not, although fish are being taken throughout the area to some degree — in saltwater, and in local rivers.

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