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    Default Check out this dime bright 45lb king

    Look at this gorgeous decomposing king someone was kind enough to harvest and throw pics on the net of. Amazed at what some people are willing to pull out of the water...


    http://www.adn.com/2011/04/25/182753...iew=large_view

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    They must be new......

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    Tasty... Barf! It probaly stunk of death when they pulled it in.

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    Ship Creek?
    You know your not catching any fish when you start talking about the weather...


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    I think we've all been there with that first "gotta keep the biggest king of my life" syndrome. Dead fish no matter how ugly.

    A guy only has to ever keep a boot like that ONCE, and he's cured.

    Well.... most guys anyway.
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    Caption below the pic say's, "our sons catch". I am guessing he is a young guy who caught his first BIG Alaskan KING, and in his excitement saw it for only what it is; "A BIG ALASKAN KING". I am sure we all have done likewise in our youth, one way or another.

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    That thing was pretty gnarly. Im surprised it was still swimming when they picked it up. Maybe they just scooped it up off the bank and said they caught it.
    Makin fur fins and feathers fly.

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    Definitely not defending wasting fish but I have seen commercially harvested Yukon Kings that look like that which was harvested near Fairbanks whose meat quality would rival any bright king caught on the Peninsula.

    Also there are cultures that go a little farther in conservation than most and will collect the spawned out fish for drying. This is true in Alaska and in Japan. Apparently the less "fatty" spawned out fish dry better in humid environments and obviously is better for future runs to harvest fish after spawning.

    The Japanese have one of the largest chum runs in the world. I know what a company I worked with in Japan used to do with a lot of the blushed out pale meat fish. They package boneless, deep skinned, & freeze in portions, throw in a pack of barbecue sauce and export it to the United States for the July 4th market. Apparently the less fishy, closer to white meat fish sells fairly well.

    But for the "typical" fish caught here in Southcentral, it's probably beyond the pallete of most folks. Big fish fever has made me do some dumb things...especially during my younger days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kardinal_84 View Post
    Definitely not defending wasting fish but I have seen commercially harvested Yukon Kings that look like that which was harvested near Fairbanks whose meat quality would rival any bright king caught on the Peninsula.
    thats cause they are yukon rive fish
    hook, line, sinker, done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post
    Ship Creek?
    Gotta be a ship king, probably snagged in the rudder by a tourist...

    fishNphysician - I like the quote in your signiture (minus the poor english).

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    would have been nice DNA to keep in the pool............

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