Here's a candidate, perhaps. Debbie from Ontario with a dandy 84--released---her FIRST salmon,Thanks for the read! I wonder what the record chinook for Canada or BC is?
Found this when on a National Geographic cruise up the Columbia River to Lewiston, Idaho.Will have to go through some old pics.... have some from my great uncles days fishing up there in the 30's-40's....a few go over 100 pounds!!!!
Unfoturnately, those "June Hogs" are long extinct - wiped out by the Grand Coulee dam on the Columbia. That's why it is so important to preserve the few remaining runs of huge chinook - the 5, 6, and 7 year fish.Found this when on a National Geographic cruise up the Columbia River to Lewiston, Idaho.
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And here is a 97 lbs. Hanging in a lodge on the Snake River in Idaho...the host's dad caught it at the mouth of the Columbia River, jigging with an anchovy...50 odd years back.
For scale, those beams are on 48" centers.
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