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There’s a pink salmon run in Minnesota? You betcha

Here are a few fly fishing tips for locating and catching pink salmon in the rivers off of Lake Superior’s North Shore. I was moving slowly along the bank when I saw them — I became flush with excitement. Several pink salmon were hanging in the slow current behind a log. “Zach, I found some humpies!” I called out. This was our first time targeting pink salmon on North Shore tributaries. We heard about the pink salmon run while fly fishing for steelhead on the same rivers earlier in the spring. The catch rate sounded better than most, and catching a new species of fish is a blast. So we set out to get after it. Here’s how we figured...

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