Beautiful fish, great job landing it. Client earned a great trophy. His guide handled it great; until the end. There is no excuse for any angler in Alaska, but especially a guide whose responsibility is to follow regulations and see that his clients do the same, to treat a salmon like this.
This fish will likely not spawn. Its protective layer of slime is largely gone and the added stress from being out of water not breathing for so long will make it difficult for him to reach spawning grounds and successfully fertilize eggs. The very reason that our regulations clearly state the following: "Any king salmon removed from freshwater drainages of Bristol Bay from Cape Menshikof to Cape Newenham MUST BE RETAINED." -Page 13 of the SouthWest Alaska fishing regulations.
The lodge's website does not have a single photo of a king which can be legally released.