Alaska’s Nushagak River plays host the the world’s largest king salmon run and it’s not uncommon to hook 30, 40 or even 50+ kings a day up there. The fish are incredibly prolific but they don’t get as big as they do in places like the Kenai. On the ‘Nush, a 40 pounder is a trophy…that’s why this 51 pounder, caught by a client of guide Mike Perusse (pictured) is such a big story.
This jumbo took a K15 Kwikfish in a hole we used to call “The Corner Store” which has officially been re-named “Area 51.”
Perusse is an all-around good guy and guide and also the Northwest rep for GLoomis