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Now this is my kind of hog (with pictures)

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ysr_racer, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer

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    A guy caught this 60 pounder on the Deshka River in Alaska. DAMN !!!

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  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Is that a chinook?
     

  3. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    Nice size fish, but that red it's already mush. :puking:
     
  4. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? Millennium Member CLM

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    Big-ass Chinook. But as above, not good for eating any longer. Too far gone in the spawning cycle.
     
  5. Winds-of-change

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    If it isn't any good for eating then I wonder why it wasn't put back in the river while it was still alive.
     
  6. Foxtrotx1

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    it's already dead.
     
  7. ysr_racer

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    Yes, it's a spawned out king salmon.
     
  8. ysr_racer

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    He's already done his job, and was getting ready to die.
     
  9. okie

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    I wish I could catch a fish that freakin big:alex:
     
  10. jakejeter16

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    That doesn't even look close to real.
     
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    Wow, 10 posts before captain obvious jumps in. :rofl: :tongueout:
     
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    Not true at all but getting pretty close. I got a 55 pounds king on the Kenai last year about the same color, the meat was still fresh. Any darker then that it would have been too late. I'm going up again this year July 22nd.
     
  13. ysr_racer

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    If you've ever been up to AK and fished for kings, you'd know it's real.

    AKstick, jump in here.
     
  14. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    I've seen a few bigger, but not many. 30-40 lbs are "big" The biggest I've ever caught was 38 lber and that was by hand. Trust me when I say thats something you don't ever want to try on your own.

    My father has a picture with a 55 lber from King Salmon AK, that is about the same size.


    As for the color, he's about bordering for eatable. But I've caught a few smaller kings of the same color that were still good eating. Hard to tell without being there to cut it up.
     
  15. Nestor

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    Dog food?
    It's like a small submarine :wow:
     
  16. Rick C

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    Nice catch! Do they fight much at that point?
    I'm down Gulf of Mexico way and have caught fish that will strip 100yds of 20lb in a heartbeat.
     
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    Kings put up a strong fight, but generally they're not the long fighters.


    Silvers and Reds put up a much longer fight.


    Given half a chance though, a good sized King will break 40 lb test in a heart beat.
     
  18. ysr_racer

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    Here's a 20-25 pounder I caught, and a 50 pounder another guy in the boat caught on the Kasilof outside of Soldotna.

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  19. Winds-of-change

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    Ah, I see. I didn't know that.