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    I was just curious what is the biggest king you have caught. I am a dedicated stream fisherman from shore. Biggest are 46 pounds in Fairbanks. My second biggest is a 42 from the Kasilof. All from the shore with bruised elbows from chasing fish.

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    I have only ever fished Great Lakes kings, but my biggest was a 42# Buck.
    I'm never in AK during the king run, although I have accidently hooked a couple of Kenai kings while trout fishing. I estimated the largest to be in the 75# range. (I pulled the hooks as soon as I saw the fish)

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    Default 46#'s!

    That was a HUGE king when it initially. entered the river systems.

    BTW 47# on a 8 WT

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    I have 1 at 74# and 6 over 50# but my "claim to fame" is the 35 pounder I caught on my 4wt Sage fly rod, on the Kenai, from shore, with 9lb test.

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    Greetings to you, Drifter. I too have fished the Great Lakes, ie, Lake Michigan. I miss the 5 per day no season limit. My claim to fame was a 36 pounder on a 12 ft noodle rod w 6 lb test in St Joseph River near Berrien Springs, MI.
    Claim to fame in AK was chubby little 25 lber (estimate) on 3 wt Reddington while trout fishing in Campbell Cr. Fish ran down stream, wound through brush and beached himself on a sand bar. He was released and happily swam away.
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    Default Three in the 70# class for me...

    This rotund platinum hen was caught in 2002 on the Kenai.... 50.5 x 32-plus, est 70#. A hen of this size sits at the 99.8 percentile of the entire female population of Kenai kings. I will probably NEVER touch another hen this big and this bright for as long as I live.




    This skinnier buck was caught one year later from the very same hole... very good measurements of 53 x 31.75, est 72#




    And finally, this buck caught in 2006.... 52" long and no girth taken, but decidedly chunkier than the buck above.



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    I have only caught around 300 kings. Only 4 were over 50 lbs. The largest was 48 inches and easily the most girth of any king I had caught. I guessed its weight to be 55 or 56 pounds.

    One I caught out of willow creek was 54" long and a typical long Susitna King. I guessed it to be 55 pounds.

    I caught two others out of Willow creek that were over 50 inches.

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    I once fought a 50+ pounder for 2 hours on 6lb line. It raced under the boat one to many times and broke off.

    I did catch a 35 pounder on 6# test.

    What I did not know at the time is the line class record for 6# test is 62#
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    The biggest I caught was 55#
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    68#'s for me. I did have the opportunity to net an 80 lber for a good friend of mine. That was the most amazing fish I have ever seen. it was 54 inches long
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    I guess I am the perfect example of a "blind hog found an acorn"!! First trip to Alaska fishing for salmon I caught a 54 inch long by 30 inch girth king that the scale at the lodge indicated 60 lbs.

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    Klutina - 55lbs

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    25lbs? Thousands of reds, silvers, pinks and chums have found themselves on the end of my line, yet I have targeted kings exactly three times in my life. I have caught two. Yes, I know...how absolutely pitiful for a kid raised on the water.

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    What formula is the best if your releasing the fish?
    Average of all people in the boat plus say 10lbs for good measure?

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    I cought this king in the valley. I took 2nd place in the derby two years ago. Missed 1st by 7oz. It was 53 inches long and 31 inches gerth, 56.9 LBS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland on the River View Post
    What formula is the best if your releasing the fish?
    Average of all people in the boat plus say 10lbs for good measure?
    I use the one I personally validated... (L x G x G) / 740 = weight in pounds. Click on the URL below for more details.

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    I have never weighed mine. Biggest two are probably 45ish on the kasilof back about 12 years ago. Biggest was caught down at the moose river confluence from shore. Definitely a good fight. Went right at 52 inches. Was released very quickly after a measurement. No net.

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    OK King fishermen. I'm going to be near Mt Susitna bear hunting in June. What is the "norm size " for kings there in the upper reaches. (GMU16B0 I don't know exactly what stream I'll be fishing there but the outfitter said the kings should be running. In between bear hunting. Yes I know- take a gun with me while fishing.
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    i have gotten a few feeders in the #35 range, and my wife caught a #47 spawner off the bluff a few years ago.
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