West Seattle scene: Lining up at Lincoln Park

Thanks to Kestrel Windhover for the photo taken this morning at Lincoln Park, where dozens of people were fishing. According to our partners at The Seattle Times, “a wall” of pink salmon has migrated into Puget Sound – they’re usually the major catch in odd years. While this run might not seem to be adversely affected by “The Blob” (see previous WSB story), scientists are watching what could happen in future years.

15 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Lining up at Lincoln Park"

  • HelperMonkey July 30, 2015 (2:39 pm)

    beware – this has resulted in tons of extra cars parked in the ferry holding line. This means ferry commuters are just willy-nilly waiting in line in the middle of the southbound lane of Fauntleroy Way, completely blocking it. It was already getting way out of hand when I drove by at 2:00…

    • WSB July 30, 2015 (2:47 pm)

      Someone earlier thought it was the dock work (which last I heard was just at night) causing the backup …

  • anonyme July 30, 2015 (3:28 pm)

    Leave salmon for the species that need it to survive, like killer whales. Humans don’t need salmon to live; we are not the only (nor the most important) species on earth.

  • JoB July 30, 2015 (3:44 pm)

    maybe the orcas won’t be far behind

  • Mike July 30, 2015 (3:48 pm)

    don’t worry anonyme, Orcas (not killer whales) prefer seals, which you living near here is killing faster than people with a fishing lure.

    • WSB July 30, 2015 (3:56 pm)

      The resident orcas eat salmon (and prefer chinook, to be specific). Marine mammals are the diet of transients, which visit here but are not the ones at the center of scientists’ concern.

  • Neighbor July 30, 2015 (5:30 pm)

    I don’t mind sharing the foods I like with other species (and people) but I so hate it when someone tries to tell me what I can or should and shouldn’t eat. It comes off as a form of racism to me. Fine for you to refrain from fish but do you do everything you can to keep the marine animal food chain healthy? And do you eat meat? Cause if you do and you are trying to dictate to others what they should eat…..

  • beef July 30, 2015 (8:24 pm)

    there are an estimated 7 million pinks coming in this run. there are plenty for everything.

  • jetcitydude July 30, 2015 (9:33 pm)

    @ beef… the run is at Neah Bay and I’m thinking of going. Pinks are coming in good and plenty from what I hear.

  • Mike July 30, 2015 (10:39 pm)

    WSB, thanks for the info. If resident Orcas relied on pinks for their diet, they’d be in far worse condition as pinks return every other year. Maybe that’s why they like Chinook (which is endangered/threatened as well) and a large reason Orcas are in short supply of food resources. Want to save resident Orcas? Restore the natural habitat that destroyed salmon runs and get rid of the dams and all development along rivers, lakes and Puget Sound. Salmon spawn by smell, we destroyed that by living here.

  • 4th of Eight July 31, 2015 (12:54 am)

    ‘Racism’ ???

  • Neighbor July 31, 2015 (9:32 am)

    Yea, racism. It’s like giving dairy products to people in poverty under the guise of food relief but with the real intent of subsidizing the dairy industry.
    It’s someone telling you what you should eat because they think their way is superior to yours.

  • pw45 July 31, 2015 (12:27 pm)

    LOLOLOLOL Only in a liberal capitol like west seattle can some can an article about dudes fishing on the beach turn into racism! if you have a prob with these guys out here, count the number of fish they’re bringing, then go look at the duwamish in a couple weeks at the tribal netting and give me your response. these guys can catch a whole FOUR fish on the beach (or boat) per day, and you watch the netting, which they have dozens of nets that stretch almost across the river each and they’re hauling in hundreds of salmon. its a miracle any salmon get upriver to spawn past the nets. educate yourselves a little

  • Me July 31, 2015 (6:38 pm)

    Geez, I always heard that westseattlites were full of themselves. Get over it and FISH ON!!!

  • rob July 31, 2015 (7:35 pm)

    In all this madness some body please tell me where and what is mans natural habitat

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