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.
Bust out the beer batter! Auckland University of Technology professor, Steve O’Shea says that this Colossal Squid (43 feet long and an estimated 990 pounds) would yield calamari rings the size of tractor tires. The beast was caught recently in Antarctica’s Ross Sea.
Read more at National Geographic
I know, I know…it looks like I got a little creative with Photoshop on this one, but this picture is legit. What you’re looking at is the largest brook trout anybody has laid hands in at least 90 years and, perhaps ever.
The massive brookie was taken in the fall by Tim Matheson of Serridon, Manitoba in Manitoba’s Lake Barbe. The really cool part of the story is the fish didn’t end up on the barbe…
After an epic 35-minute battle that took him on a 500-yard hike down the Mad River, 17-year-old Roy Heape of Oroville, CA joined an elite club this week when he caught & released this 22-pound, 11-ounce wild buck steelie.
The big fish was going to be just a good fish tale for the kid because he didn’t have a camera with him at the time. Luckily, Jason Ford of Petaluma happened to be fishing nearby and snapped a couple photos of the youngster and his monster buck.
And by the way, the biggest steelhead of Heape’s career prior to this fish? How about 2 pounds!!
Maybe I’m a little jaded these days, but methinks Mr. Heape may want to retire now…it’s going to be tough to top that one!