Pink Salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha


pinkPink salmon are the smallest but most abundant of Pacific Salmon species. They return to spawn on a two year cycle. During their spawning migration, males develop a pronounced humped back, hence their nickname humpies. Most rivers will only see a return of Pink Salmon every other year.

Method: Dead drift sink tip line with weighted flies. Swinging the end of the drift.

Gear: 6-8 Wt. Spey Rod or 6-8 Weight single hand


  • Almost any streamer variation in Pink
  • Sparkle Shrimp
  • Weighted egg patterns (pink, peach)
  • Showgirl


Fish for Pink salmon in these locations: