Monday, May 17, 2010

Les Anderson Day

It was 25 years ago today that Les Anderson of Soldotna, Alaska caught the world record king salmon on the Kenai River. Les is no longer with us but his legend still lives on. The mount of his 97.4lb fish is in the Soldotna Visitor Center and a chainsaw art statue honoring him is out in front (pictured above).
I won't be out on the river today paying my respect to ol' Les because it's "drift boat, non-guided Monday" day. But you know, I'll be out this week trying to do my best to set the next world record.


Anonymous said...

right on. les is still the man.

Dave Anderson said...


It seems awful early to have caught the big one. Does the first run represent the largest fish? Did well on leech, took the top dog trophy for the 5th time. Very unusual weather as it was glass calm from Friday to Tuesday with absolutely no wind. Go figure!

Beaver Creek Cabins & Guide Service said...

The sonar was up and running on May 16. The total was 32 fish. Every day there has been more fish with yesterday's count coming in at 75.

The first run is a smaller run than the second run. However, in the first run there is a higher percentage of large fish. Many people will gladly put their time in just for the opportunity at a larger king.