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    9 years ago this fatty ate a trolled pilchard, it was the only salmon landed that day. I turned the trolling motor off and started to retrieve the gear at about 430 in the afternoon. As I wound the manual downrigger up with the trolled pilchard still attached to the release it got heavy and then wiggled a little. I looked at the depth sounder and I drifted to 35ft of water next to shore, so I thought the heaviness was from kelp and the wiggle was from a kelp greenling. I was pleasantly surprised with my personal biggest salmon, they are swimming by now.


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    Wow.....what a slab of a fish that was! How heavy was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Wow.....what a slab of a fish that was! How heavy was it?
    68 pounds


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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakcombo View Post
    68 pounds
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    Doc, or somebody wants to know if u released that bad big boy??!
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cod View Post
    Doc, or somebody wants to know if u released that bad big boy??!
    Yes it was released unharmed, into my belly!


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    Wow that is a nice fish. My personal best is only 32 lbs and it was pretty impressive if I do say so myself. I'd love to see a 60+ pound king with my own eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantypoo View Post
    Wow that is a nice fish. My personal best is only 32 lbs and it was pretty impressive if I do say so myself. I'd love to see a 60+ pound king with my own eyes.
    Hope to see some this season


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    Quote Originally Posted by grantypoo View Post
    Wow that is a nice fish. My personal best is only 32 lbs and it was pretty impressive if I do say so myself. I'd love to see a 60+ pound king with my own eyes.
    The first king I caught in Alaska 36 years ago was 60 pounds. There's been plenty since, but haven't ever bested that one. When I saw this fish here I knew it was every bit of that just because it was so much fatter being in the salt where mine had been in fresh water for a little while. I wish I would have taken advantage those 30 plus years ago and gone after those big kings in the salt. Back then friends of mine were catching 60, 70, and 80 pounders out there. I just thought I had time I guess. Biggest I caught in the salt was around 40 fishing for halibut.
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    That is truly one of the prettiest kings I have ever seen a picture of! I have caught lots of them but nothing compared to that hawg. Love the color too. Thank you for sharing.

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    Sounds like we need to have a salmon shark derby, not halibut or salmon derbies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patsfan54 View Post
    Sounds like we need to have a salmon shark derby, not halibut or salmon derbies!
    Yes!


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    VERY nice King! Do you mind me asking what watch was on your wrist back then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinaboy View Post
    VERY nice King! Do you mind me asking what watch was on your wrist back then?
    Luminox


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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakcombo View Post
    Luminox


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    Thank you very much , sir!

    Luminox = Excellent choice and a very dependable watch. Our IT guy is a Luminox wearer.

    I favor and have a few Seiko dive watches but any decent dive watch which will withstand me getting it wet often works for me.
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