Is this a 100-pound king salmon?? I don’t know much about the pic other than the mammoth fish came from the Skeena River in British Columbia.
It was posted on Fly Water Travel with minimal details…but you can read more there.
As far as a hoax goes…Who knows? From all my famous April Fool’s articles over the years, I know a thing or two about Photoshop and this looks legit. However, I’ve only had a chance to look at it on my phone and not a large computer monitor.
She appears to be struggling to hold the fish, which would be accurate but her grip on the caudal peduncle looks a little “fishy.” Unless the fish was dead, it would really, really hard to hold such a beast without loosing your grip.
I’m not saying this thing is faked. I fact, I hope it’s not.
What do you guys think??
Fish was very close to 80 lbs, caught on a fly and was revived and released back to the river, she’s a small girl but she catches some of the biggest fish around. Very talented young lady
probably on 70 pounds not 100. Duhh!
Cavanaugh Alton says
That just so happens to be one of my buddies good
Friends, and I was sittin with him havin some beers
When she texted him this pic and another pic.
She said she thought it was closer to 85 pounds. I
Also know that she caught it on a single hand fly
Rod and that it didn’t really fight all that much, just kind of
Came to the surface and swam really slowly around till
She got it in.
Possibly a dead/near dead monster that was spotted and the angler tried to emerge it for a quick snap shot.
Did you see the leash for it on the shore, maybe it was real and she is just trying to get an after shot, then whoops…. off it goes down current, dead and all
Not sure why they would post this pic. You would think they would have snapped 100’s of photos. There must be a better one. Also, maybe they tied it up using the yellow rope in the back of the photo that is tied to the tree. Maybe they took it off the line and back to the water for pics and she almost let it slip down current. maybe not.
that’s a fly rod, not rope.
Tony Z says
100 pound salmon…the other white meat! ;). Nice fish!
Dan Harrell says
my kid fished salmon on the Kenai for a number of years his biggest was 78lbs when I showed him this picture WOW thats huge look at the coddle fin!
Heard 85 this am. What ever the real weight that fish is huge. Like the old tootsie roll commercial The world will never know
not looking right…..could that be a halibut tail married to a salmon body below the waterline?
Bob Baker says
If the fish was actually caught then let’s see a better picture. I’m skeptical !
Blair Dixson says
Unless the angler in the photo is 6′-5″ tall, I would struggle to guess 100lbs. Like you said JD the photo looks legit. What a catch either way! Also I don’t think she could tail that fish if it was alive. Too bad for the gene pool.
Well it is a salmon pretty beat up though. The biggest I have weighed was 58 and it was huge. I ave seem a picture of a 70 caught in Alaska caught by a certain high school football coach. I would put it in the 70l b range