My second oldest son caught a King last weekend that was about 35 pounds. As you can see from the pics the fish was blush to say the least. I let him keep it since Mom and I talked him into letting a 10 pounder go in search of a larger King which he later caught.
The King was a bit red but I let Austin keep it. I figured I could smoke it at least.
Turns out the King was red on the inside as well as the outside. We grilled some of the King and also fried some up and the meat is very good. I saved my King for the smoker and cut Austins into chunks for cooking.