Monday, December 12, 2016


By most measures, the 2016 Kenai king salmon season was a good one. What was encouraging to me was the increase in the average size of the fish. After years and years of smaller and smaller king salmon, 2016 saw the trend reversed. Let's hope 2017 will be more of the same and then some.

This past July, the photo above made the rounds on social media. This mega Kenai king was netted (and released) by ADF&G researchers at river mile 9. It measured  55", but was never officially weighed. Based on guesstimates by the internet geniuses, the low end weight is 77lbs, and the high end weight is 88lbs. No matter how you slice it, that's one heck of a fish.

Long live the king!

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