PHOTOS: Burien Salmon Are Biting “Anything Pink” – Including Bubblegum?

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You know summer is peaking when the salmon are biting so much that people are catching them from shorelines around the Burien area, including these folks seen at Three Tree Point on Sunday, Aug. 23rd:

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“It’s crazy down there,” said a young man named Julio as he was waiting for a ride back up Maplewild. “Everyone’s catching their limit. Pink buzz bombs are working man – in fact, the fish are biting anything pink – even bubblegum!”

No word yet on which brand of bubblegum is best, but we’ll chew on it a while and let you know…

8/26 UPDATE: Wednesday afternoon, King County Sheriff’s deputies were checking for fishing licenses at Three Tree Point, so do NOT fish for salmon without one – you can buy them online here.

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7 Responses to “PHOTOS: Burien Salmon Are Biting “Anything Pink” – Including Bubblegum?”
  1. Guy Soderlind says:

    You can’t beat the fishing in such a great area.

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  2. Jim Branson says:

    Puget Sound is bordered by homes with leaking septic systems, and oil dripping from leaky cars washes into the storm drain system at the rate of one Exxon Valdez every year or two.
    Orcas are sick and dying from toxic chemicals building up in their bodies from eating Puget Sound fish.
    I wouldn’t eat anything caught in Puget Sound.

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  3. Sorry Jim…caught one myself off 3TP and ate it within 2 hours…tasted great with sauce made from local blackberries…a truly local, sustainable meal! Uh oh…not feeling well…what’s that growing out of my neck…a third arm! OMFG it’s trying to strangl – – . . .