The World Sport Fishing Record “King Salmon” Was Caught From the Kenai River | Yana Bostongirl

The World Sport Fishing Record "King Salmon" Was Caught From the Kenai River | Yana Bostongirl
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According to Wikipedia, the Chinook salmon also known as king salmon is “a prized and sought-after catch for a sporting angler. The flesh of the salmon is also highly valued for its dietary nutritional content, which includes high levels of important omega 3 fatty acids.”

Although the heaviest salmon caught on record occurred in 1949 in a Petersburg commercial fish trap and weighed a massive 126 pounds, the world sport fishing recorder is held by Les Anderson’s catch of 1985 which weighed an impressive 97 pounds and 4 ounces. This excerpt further describes the record-breaking catch: “The fish of everyone’s dreams was caught by Soldotna auto dealer Les Anderson early on the morning of May 17, 1985, much to his own shock. Anderson and partner Bud Lofstedt were fishing for early-season king salmon on the Kenai River, the world-famous Alaska salmon stream, when Anderson hooked up for the fight of his life.”

Per reports, the monster of a fish put up a tremendous fight and not only…

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