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    Default platinum pig....













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    Nice fish!

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    Nice fish doc! That thing is a pig, look at the size of its girth! Details?

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    God bless the Queen, and thank you CANADA!!! nice fish!

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    How about a few details about this fish. Where's it from?

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    Im assuming this is a white king?

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    Default Fraser versus Skeena

    Quote Originally Posted by penguin View Post
    How about a few details about this fish. Where's it from?
    This fellow hit the nail on the head....

    "God bless the Queen, and thank you CANADA!!! nice fish!"

    I've got a tissue sample that will be submitted for DNA analysis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    This fellow hit the nail on the head....

    "God bless the Queen, and thank you CANADA!!! nice fish!"

    I've got a tissue sample that will be submitted for DNA analysis.
    Why? The tissue sample should be submitted to the BBQ!!!!!!

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    Does it have an adipose fin?
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    I LOVE the close up pictures of the scales... how neat
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    Some mighty fine eats there fishen Doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    This fellow hit the nail on the head....

    "God bless the Queen, and thank you CANADA!!! nice fish!"

    I've got a tissue sample that will be submitted for DNA analysis.
    I never posted the followup to the origins of this fish on this thread. Better late than never.

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    OK... I have the answer to the mystery question....


    "Whose giant white kings are getting low-holed in Kodiak?"


    I finally sent the DNA off for analysis on Monday (yeah, like 2 days ago) and I already have the answer! Friends in low places I guess?


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    Here's the response....


    You were in luck we were running some in-season samples today so I got the genotype! I assigned it to the GAPs Chinook baseline and it had a high likelihood of assignment (99.9%) to Lower Kalum River on the Skeena, so it looks like Coastal Canada genetically.


    My original thought about what river consistently produces 60, 70, 80-pound caliber chinook was one of three possible places. Kenai, Skeena, or Rivers Inlet. Fraser was thrown into the mix for its propensity to produce a lot of white kings. And we even had a bio in AK comment that he thought these were Fraser origin. But there's no real evidence to support the ability to produce GIANT white kings. Kenai was thrown out because it produces ZERO white kings and even its giant fish are NOT built like that. Rivers Inlet (Wannock River) was thrown out because John Beath (outdoor writer and former Rivers Inlet lodge operator) said their fish don't look like that.


    So there you have it... we've come full circle... iron-clad proof it's a Skeena fish!


    WOW.... mystery solved.
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    Where was that fish caught?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    Kenai was thrown out because it produces ZERO white kings .
    PLEASE don't take this as argumentative as I have no doubt a few people here will. I'm just curious where you get the information that the Kenai produces "zero" white kings. I'm not saying you're incorrect. Just curious. Is there scientific evidence of that? I'm just fascinated by the phenomenon of white kings and would like to know as much about them as possible.
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    I love it when a mystery is satisfactorily solved! Good job. Maybe you should be the dickNphysician! "Dick", as in detective (but somehow, it just doesn't sound right...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post

    So there you have it... we've come full circle... iron-clad proof it's a Skeena fish!


    WOW.... mystery solved.

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    Default White kings in the Kenai

    I for one have personally caught a white king in the Kenai. Therefore saying that the Kenai has zero white kings is inaccurate. Maybe it was lost......

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    Absolutes should be stated with caution. Statistically indistinguishable from zero would have been more accurate. True bright Kenai whites would be an extremely RARE occurrence. I've never personally seen one in four decades, nor have those in my circle of Kenai die hards. Given that kind of scarcity, catching one would be a reportable event that would come to attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttley Crew Fishing View Post
    I'm just curious where you get the information that the Kenai produces "zero" white kings. I'm not saying you're incorrect. Just curious. Is there scientific evidence of that? I'm just fascinated by the phenomenon of white kings and would like to know as much about them as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by klsinak View Post
    I for one have personally caught a white king in the Kenai. Therefore saying that the Kenai has zero white kings is inaccurate. Maybe it was lost......

    Thought I'd start a thread to survey the membership, particularly veteran Kenai guys, about the frequency of encountering white kings in the Kenai. So far it sounds like whites are even less common than Kenai sealers.

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