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    Default 90 lb Kenai King - News Report

    Anyone hear what the girth measurement was on the 90lb king that was reported on the news last night? They say it measured 58" long.

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    on the girth measurements. But here are a couple pics a friend sent me.
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    wow!!!!

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    Holy ****! That King looks pretty Huge!

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    That's a giant alright!!!
    Was it kept or released?
    I wouldn't blame the angler for keeping it, but if it was released there is a special place in heaven for people like that.

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    Go Johnny!

    That guide is a stand up C&R dude.

    Doubt it was bonked.
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    I heard on the news this morning that the fish was released, they also mentioned the size but I caught it too late and wasn't able to get that info.

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    Depending on the girth measurement, that fish has the potential to be larger than Les's fish.

    Someone post the girth!!!

    What a fish....

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    Default It was released!

    The charter was Reeladventures, John W. He is a good guy I've know him for a long time.

    I heard that it was released.

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    I didn't think you were supposed to take 'em out of the water, unless you were going to eat them? Taking them out of the water just for pictures and measurements, well............sorta flies in the face of what the "Practioners" of Catch and Release Philosophy is purported to be. F&G needs to revisit this practice and do what is right by the resource. Gotta admit though, it will spark some level of enthusiasm, when it gets published in his new brochures.
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    That fish is still "in the water" in the pics. Maybe a loophole but definitely within the rules.

    They could have just killed it, but the story I heard was it was released. Good for them!!
    Now its breeding stock for future generations.

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    Technically....it's not out of the water....it's belly is still wet....say what you will about technicalities, but that was not a lifted fish

    If they had kept it....there would be a fish on a pole picture somewhere....these guys looked like they were going through the effort of getting wet to do a decent catch and release picture....not gonna saint them for it, but it's a pretty selfless move for the fish of several lifetimes....not really sure what I'd have done...

    And holy cow what a fish...unreal.

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    Now that's a FISH!

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    Default buck or a hen ?

    is that a buck or a hen? What a fish - KUDOS to them for letting it go - hopefully it makes it to spawn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    Go Johnny!

    That guide is a stand up C&R dude.

    Doubt it was bonked.
    I hope it didn't get the wood shampoo. Kudos if he did release it. WOW what a fish. Congrats to the angler and the guide

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    what a MONSTER, good spawning material glad they released that big boy
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    Amazing!

    Question to those more knowledgeable. That king looked to be pretty blushed, how much weight do you wager it has lost being in the river thus far?

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    The fish was released. I spoke to a friend of Johns who had the photo's and a short text on his blackberry. John put it at 99 pounds using the formula. Still swimming, we will never know if its the world record king, but we can still think that maybe it was. If it wasn't, and was proven on a scale to be smaller than the wr, then we would not have that pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    Go Johnny!

    That guide is a stand up C&R dude.

    Doubt it was bonked.
    Got it straight from the horse's mouth on my way to work this morning.... Johnny stated 58 x 34. That comes out to 90.6 pounds on the fNp formula. Fish of a lifetime for sure.... rivalling a good number of the top 10 fish ever killed on the Kenai!

    And yes the fish was most assuredly released! Mark Oslund of Alaska's Real Life Taxidermy has already been commissioned to create the replicas.... one for the angler and one for the guide, a well-deserved career best for each!

    While fishing in his boat this morning, John allowed me to speak with lucky angler/client Joel Atchison of Wichita Kansas. I enjoyed the opportunity to personally thank him for his self-less actions and allowing that beast to stay in the gene pool to spawn more of the river's fabled giants. He and his father already had a good "Reel Adventures" trip the day before, and they had decided before stepping foot in Johnny's boat that fateful day that any biggun's would be released. Good Karma!

    Congrats again to Professional Guide John Whitlatch and angler Joel Atchison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullelkklr View Post
    is that a buck or a hen? What a fish - KUDOS to them for letting it go - hopefully it makes it to spawn!
    Looks like a buck to me.
    Could be wrong though as I haven't seen a lot of 90# kings.
    or 80,70,60,50...............seen a few 40's up close and personal though.

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