It was a beautiful sunny day today, so I went to check out a new fishing hole on the Skykomish River near Monroe WA. As I suspected, the pink salmon run is over in this river and most waters in Puget Sound. Overall, the 2013 pink salmon run has been usually slow and disappointing.
There were lots of fish in the Skykomish today but they were all spawning or decomposing at the completion of their life cycle. It was sad to see them clinging to life and gasping their last breaths. Spawning pinks, like the recent chilly Seattle evenings, are a harbinger of autumn and the impending wet season in the Northwest.