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    Here's my biggest. A 29lb Spring/King Salmon, caught in BC, Canada. My dream would be to catch a 40-50 lb salmon someday!

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    I'd say a coupe close to that size (but may be closer to 30lbs) back in 2006, off Vancouver Island out of Port Renfrew, it was a great day of fishing. The two guys in the picture are my Brother and father In-Law; my brother want a picture so he could tell everyone he caught all the fish. He got stuck on the slow boat (slow meaning they were not catching fish) with my father In-Laws boss. He has no patience so he went further out to sea and they caught Coho all day. My brother was not happy with the results.
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    Oh and by the way that’s a nice fish congratulations

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    Johnco congrats thats a big one. Hi John would you mind if i posted a old photo of my Grampa and his buddy with some salmon ? maybe you could tell me the LBS its not on the back of the photo, thanks.
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    Hey Moskinya, looks like your a fellow California guy who fishes off Vancouver Island. That's where I've fished too. I fished out of Telegraph Cove. It's near Port McNeal. Looks like you had a great fishing day! Sorry about the Coho. Where I fish, all the non-hatchery Coho have to be released.

    Hey Slant, sure, post the picture. I'll do my best. The height of the guys in the pic would help for reference.

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    Thanks John photo is a little fuzzy enjoy. Fish caught north fork of the Salmon river 100 miles from Macky Idaho July 24 1922 my grand dad is on the left he was 6.2 give or take.
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    Hey now, those are some NICE looking salmon! They're long, but it's difficult to tell how thick they are. Probably weigh a bit less when he caught them, then when they left the ocean. My guess would be that the two fish he's holding are 28-33 pounds. And the ones on the wood rack are all over 20lbs.

    Those old photos are great, I never get tired of looking at them. Despite the fact their tackle was nowhere near what we have today, they still caught a lot of fish. Somewhere I saw a grainy black and white picture of a massive Sturgeon they caught a long time ago. The thing was incredibly huge! Looked like a frikkin' dinosaur. Had to have been at least 15 feet long! I don't know how they got that beast in, but those old boys did it. I'd LOVE to hear the story behind that fish, if anyone knows.....

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    That's a super cool pic Craig! JohnCo, those are land locked salmon if it's the Salmon river in Idaho. My biggest was about a 17" land locked Coho out of Maine on the Kenenbeck river. Haha! it weight in at around 2 lbs...LOL
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    Thanks John & Kevin, the other photo is at my mom's they have 12-15 Salmon wounder what the limit was in 1922 ?

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    38lber on the American River, 35lber on the Feather River and 33lber on the Mokelume River.

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    A landlocked river? Must be dams. I learned something new today... I wonder if the river was dammed up when those fish were caught. Because those would be incredible size, if they were landlocked.

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    Sure would like to have that wood rimed car in the background dam.

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    35 lbs. out of Santa Cruz, CA about 9 years ago. The one on the left is 35 lbs. The other was 22.Eric salmon.jpg
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    43 lbs down rigging on Lake Huron in Michigan. Caught many over 30 lbs or so back in the mid 90's

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    never caught one..

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    25.8lber American River. This hen took me for a run, best fight I've ever had. I caught her a year before the ban.
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    My nephew caught this one earlier this week in Oregon. Don't know how much it weighed.
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    never ever got the chance to fish for salmon yet, butt its my favorite fish to eat that for sure, super nice monster fish photos! thanks for sharing!...tra
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjack:2341796
    My nephew caught this one earlier this week in Oregon. Don't know how much it weighed.Attachment 71622
    Where in Oregon? River or coast?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuckFever View Post
    Where in Oregon? River or coast?
    It was on the river somewhere near Grants Pass, don't know the specifics. My sister caught a big one last year as well, the name of the river is on the tip of my tongue...........Ahhhh.... Major river!......I'll think of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjack View Post
    It was on the river somewhere near Grants Pass, don't know the specifics. My sister caught a big one last year as well, the name of the river is on the tip of my tongue...........Ahhhh.... Major river!......I'll think of it.
    Rogue River?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtj6ppc View Post
    Rogue River?
    YES!!! That's it Don, Thanks!
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    ^^^Yeah the Rogue is the only major river down there.
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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1348335237.689368.jpgThese were my first salmon that I caught on my trip to the salmon river in Pulaski NY

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    these are my first salmon that I harvested on the Salmon River in Pulaki NY in 2011. Leaving Wednesday morning for another 4 day trip and can't waitron hook into another big one!!!!

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    51lbs out of the feather river at thermalito on a mepps in the hole,glad i got it on a mepps so I can say i realy caught it.
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