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Old 09-26-2007, 08:45 AM   #1
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Question Anone know of the largest salmon ever?

Reading the post on Steve Kolar and seeing that monster fish pic, left me speechless. Impressed or what?

Got to wondering if anyone knew of the largest salmon ever caught and it's size or anything? Wonder what strength line and other rigging was used or necessary?

A trivial question as we all gear up to go do battle with this wonderful creature for the sheer love of it and the outdoors.

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Old 09-26-2007, 08:52 AM   #2
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well i heard of a 120lbr caught in a net in Ak
also the world record sport caught is 97.4 in AK
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:54 AM   #3
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well i heard of a 120lbr caught in a net in Ak
also the world record sport caught is 97.4 in AK
126lb caught in a net in Petersburg Ak
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The line caught record was on the Kenai River. If you ever get up there, go to the Soldotna Vistitors Center and you can see a mount of it.

Caught in 1985 by a local business man, Les Anderson, who owns the Ford Dealership.

It is impressive, needless to say, to see it!

http://www.soldotnachamber.com/content.asp?CAT_ID=6

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Old 09-26-2007, 09:36 AM   #5
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Another picture:


Source: http://www.towerrocklodge.com/album/photo3page.html


A 126-pound Chinook salmon taken in a fish trap near Petersburg, Alaska in 1949 is the largest on record.
Source: http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/pubs/not...sh/chinook.php
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Don't forget mine.

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So does anyone have a pic of largest net caught salmon or was it eaten..
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:18 PM   #8
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Funny for sure!!!p

What kinda of bait did ya use again?:grin:

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Old 09-26-2007, 01:45 PM   #9
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What kind of rookie question is that ... ? ... the correct answer is ... THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY !!!!
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Holy smokes
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:35 PM   #12
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That one looks photoshopped.
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That one looks photoshopped.
I saw that picture before photoshop was invented.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:18 PM   #14
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I saw that picture before photoshop was invented.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:31 PM   #15
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Great post

For the life of me I can't seem to remember the name of a guy from Oregon that was on the Kenai in the mid 90's that was fishing with his brother on the river that was a guide at the time and landed a fish that was in the 95lbs range. I thought It even made the books as one of the the biggest to ever be landed on sport tackle. I had a article of it and cant seem to find that either. Driving me crazy.....

Anyway, I have netted fish on the Kenai over 80lbs and my biggest personal record is 72lbs. I can honestly say, its a 2-3 man job to run a boat (in that fast water) and sucessfully land a king that big. Not a easy task, to say the least, and we have broke a few off including a couple 9ft heavy action rods trying to hold fish back away from boats and other <people> on the river that wouldn't move out of the way.


stumbled across this shot on the net this afternoon while looking for kenai records. Not sure who this is or how big this fish it but it was taken in Soldotna Alaska.

Talk about a monster, OMG........

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HE LOOKS WORRIED TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For the life of me I can't seem to remember the name of a guy from Oregon that was on the Kenai in the mid 90's that was fishing with his brother on the river that was a guide at the time and landed a fish that was in the 95lbs range. I thought It even made the books as one of the the biggest to ever be landed on sport tackle. I had a article of it and cant seem to find that either. Driving me crazy.....

Anyway, I have netted fish on the Kenai over 80lbs and my biggest personal record is 72lbs. I can honestly say, its a 2-3 man job to run a boat (in that fast water) and sucessfully land a king that big. Not a easy task, to say the least, and we have broke a few off including a couple 9ft heavy action rods trying to hold fish back away from boats and other <people> on the river that wouldn't move out of the way.


stumbled across this shot on the net this afternoon while looking for kenai records. Not sure who this is or how big this fish it but it was taken in Soldotna Alaska.

Talk about a monster, OMG........

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Old 09-26-2007, 04:52 PM   #17
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That fish could eat that guys head!!!
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For the life of me I can't seem to remember the name of a guy from Oregon that was on the Kenai in the mid 90's that was fishing with his brother on the river that was a guide at the time and landed a fish that was in the 95lbs range. I thought It even made the books as one of the the biggest to ever be landed on sport tackle. I had a article of it and cant seem to find that either. Driving me crazy.....
His last name is Plautz.

It is the second largest ever recorded.

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Old 09-26-2007, 05:07 PM   #19
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Sure enough thats it from Aloha, Oregon in 1990. God bless you. One would think that that pic could be located?.
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:12 PM   #20
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Dont forget the Taimen (sp?), I think those get up to around 200lbs........although they are not anadromous, they are a salmonoid.
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:20 PM   #21
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Sure enough thats it from Aloha, Oregon in 1990. God bless you. One would think that that pic could be located?.
If my fading memory serves me correct it was on the front page of an old STS magazine
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:49 PM   #22
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Pearl, your memory isn't too foggy... April-May 1991 Issue

About the cover: Ron Weilbacher shows off the second largest king salmon ever caught with sport gear. The salmon weighed 95 pounds, 10 ounces and was landed by R.W's client, Pat Plantz, on Alaska's Kenai River.
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:12 PM   #23
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Pearl, YES!

GSD, thank you, that is it, im glad I said something. Pat Plautz, thats him, brother of Oregon guide Gary Plautz. Whats a awesome fish, and story for a local Oregonian. IF I remember correctly, they didnt think that it was anywhere near the record at the time and the fish wasnt weighed in until several hours after it was caught.
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:46 PM   #24
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Actually, I think it is the opposite. I believe the Plautz crew rushed that fish in to be weighed. It was Les Anderson who didn't get his fish weighed for several hours (because the boat continued to fish) and many have speculated that his would have broken the 100 pound mark had it not sat in the bottom of the boat basically all day.

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What about steelhead?
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:04 PM   #26
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Actually, I think it is the opposite. I believe the Plautz crew rushed that fish in to be weighed. It was Les Anderson who didn't get his fish weighed for several hours (because the boat continued to fish) and many have speculated that his would have broken the 100 pound mark had it not sat in the bottom of the boat basically all day.

Hogmaster has it right. The fish was caught by Pat backbouncing sunken island hole a couple hundreds yard from our camp and they had it to the scale very quickly. The picture doesn't do it justice, it was a perfect chromer.
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Actually, I think it is the opposite. I believe the Plautz crew rushed that fish in to be weighed. It was Les Anderson who didn't get his fish weighed for several hours (because the boat continued to fish) and many have speculated that his would have broken the 100 pound mark had it not sat in the bottom of the boat basically all day.

It was the opposite. Thank you. I thought I had heard that one of those fish was thought to be over the 100lbs mark.
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I dont get it why someone would keep those monster spawned out fish. Let the pigs stay in the river.
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Ive seen that before and ya know what, a lot of those records just blow me away.

72 Pound Lake trout? OMG
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They haven't spawned yet. It almost would be better if they had. But it doesn't matter. That fishery is highly regulated to allow escapement. It is difficult to let a monster go, but since it is legal, it is okay.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:52 PM   #31
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I dont get it why someone would keep those monster spawned out fish. Let the pigs stay in the river.
IMO, Those Kenai Copper's are far from spawned out monsters, most are fresh tide water fish just a few miles up river into the Kenai. Very good eating, some of the big ones may not be as good, but not bad at all. Back during that time, 2 fish limit per year, is what forced anglers to only kill the bigest from their trip.
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Here is THE definitive thread on the subject matter at hand:

http://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?t=3073

Think I'll add a couple of those monster pics here over there.
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Check out this beauty

The fish aint bad either 126 lbs Petersburg Alaska

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I dont get it why someone would keep those monster spawned out fish. Let the pigs stay in the river.
Alaksan fish turn red yet they are no boots. The meat is firm and good eating. They are not like what we have here on the coast in the fall. I have fished the kenai 4 different years, never caught a keeper, biggest shaker was around 65 lbs, didn't meet the length requirements. I am still looking for the elusive hog to thump.
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That one looks photoshopped.
Back in the good ole days.


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