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Holy hatchery hawgs, Batman! Check out this ad-clipped 26.2-pound coho salmon caught by Kirby (R) while fishing with guide Bill “Swanny” Swann of Swanny’s Fishing.
Kirby was tossing a 1/2-ounce pink Roostertail Vibric spinner when Moby came calling. If approved by state officials, the fish will top the previous mark for silvers of 25.27 pounds, caught back in 2001 by Brad Wilson on the Quinault River.
Here’s a pic from a trip Reilly and I took to Alaska a hwile back. Sure, there were plenty of silvers on the creeks that were less remote…but NO…we had to go find bigger and more chromers way out in the woods. As soon as we got to the river, there was a fresh steaming pile of bear scat on the bank. On our way out, we found some humpies that had their brains eaten out…right on the trail.
Ah, the things we do for fish… :)
While California’s ocean salmon stocks were down in the dumps the past few years, it was an entirely different story inland. Thanks to the efforts of the DFG and organizations like Project Kokanee and Kokanee Power, landlocked salmon are thriving in more Golden State waters than ever before. Of course, they’ll never be able to outgrow or taste better than their ocean-going cousins, but these pint-sized inland salmon provide anglers with plenty of good action throughout the year.
While there are similarities between the three, each species has its own attractive qualities – and unique fishing techniques attributed to it. Let’s take a closer look at California’s Inland Salmon Slam and get to know landlocked kings, kokanee and coho a little better. Click here to read more…