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    Default Homer Kings article in AlaskaDispatch... pics a plenty

    I see a few outdoorsdirectory members highlighted! Reading the articles makes me slightly upset when it is revealed that many of these kings are from Southeast, AK

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/slides...t-winter-kings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sobie2 View Post
    I see a few outdoorsdirectory members highlighted! Reading the articles makes me slightly upset when it is revealed that many of these kings are from Southeast, AK
    Of course, the kings caught in the troll fisheries in Southeast are from other areas as well, so...

    Anyhow, very nice pictures by Jim!

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    Now that I know that only kings with black faces are from Alaska. I will only kill kings that are landed after being hooked. Those nasty kings with fins clipped need to be cooked to make sure that wild kings are cooked too. No fishing today in homer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Of course, the kings caught in the troll fisheries in Southeast are from other areas as well, so...

    Anyhow, very nice pictures by Jim!
    Some are, but not all. A lot of the king salmon caught in homer and the gulf are southeast alaska hatchery king salmon and BC hatchery king salmon. There are very few salmon hatcheries (not sure if any?) in the south central/peninsula area vs. southeast. A lot of Southeast troll caught salmon are from BC (Canada) hatcheries as well as local hatchery and wild king salmon. These southeast hatchery runs and wild king runs here in southeast are specific to our area, so only the BC fish are non-local intercepted fish. South central/peninsula have very small local runs of king salmon, be it wild or hatchery, so a lot of their fish can be labeled 'non local intercepted' fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anythingalaska View Post
    There are very few salmon hatcheries (not sure if any?) in the south central/peninsula area vs. southeast. .
    According to Laine Welch: http://www.thesewardphoenixlog.com/s...261171478.html
    "Prince William Sound is Alaska’s largest region for hatchery production...."
    "Southeast ranks second for hatchery production...."
    Also....

    http://www.alaskaoutdoorjournal.com/.../kbayfred.html

    http://www.ciaanet.org/data/project-reports.html

    http://www.solomonfalls.com/the-solomon-gulch-hatchery/
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    Not many kings from PWS or Cook Inlet. Southeast has a good number of kings from hatcheries. i have killed my share around Ketchikan. The hatchery kings need just a little more spice on the grill and colder beer to wash them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Of course, the kings caught in the troll fisheries in Southeast are from other areas as well, so...

    Anyhow, very nice pictures by Jim!
    "Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." Zane Grey
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