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Old 09-04-2007, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Driving the Seward Highway in winter is fun, too. As is the Glenn Highway.













In the winter, the Kuskokwim River becomes a highway from Bethel to points beyond....







Sunrise in Bethel can be spectacular to say the lease...





Winter brings out nice Sundogs here also...



Summer Thunderstorms are sweet here, no smog in the air to cover up the clouds....



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Old 09-07-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: alaska
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This is a silly question (coming from a non-fishing person) is this fish edible? I have had huge cat fish before and personally they tasted 'scummy' like the bottom of the lake looked!
try cooking it.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: alaska
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Default reds

yes i like reds. i like a white king more than a red king.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Fort Wainwright . . . Finaly
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Yes, it is definitely edible, but I would have had it stuffed and mounted since it is the World's Largest King salmon. The best eating salmon, in order of preference, are Reds (Sockeye), Silvers (Coho), and Kings (Chinook). Pink salmon (Humpback or just Humpies) is usually what you will find in canned salmon, and Dog (Chum) salmon is what Alaskan natives feed their dogs.

In most rivers where Kings spawn they reach between 20 and 40 pounds. The Kenai River, however, has exceptionally large Kings that range between 40 and 80 pounds (or larger).
The Humpies put up a darn good fight though- and BBQ decent
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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Hello from the South (Georgia). I was killing some time today. What beautiful pictures! I hope to visit one day.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Yes, it is definitely edible, but I would have had it stuffed and mounted since it is the World's Largest King salmon. The best eating salmon, in order of preference, are Reds (Sockeye), Silvers (Coho), and Kings (Chinook). Pink salmon (Humpback or just Humpies) is usually what you will find in canned salmon, and Dog (Chum) salmon is what Alaskan natives feed their dogs.

In most rivers where Kings spawn they reach between 20 and 40 pounds. The Kenai River, however, has exceptionally large Kings that range between 40 and 80 pounds (or larger).
I beg to differ. I'd put Chinooks ahead of Cohos. We like to smoke Pinks or use them for crab bait and Chums can be good smoked.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Hey, I was after kings up at Clear Creek with the boys, and they all limited out and I was skunked. On a side note, I could see dozens in the water, but none of them would so much as attempt a snap at a line while I was fishing. EVERYONE was catching. There was a 4-year old little girl who pulled in a 20 inch Dolly Varden on a kiddy pole from WalMart fer gosh sakes, 20 feet away from me and then landed 2 smaller ones (Witchcraft, I'm sure).
Hmmm Mal the question is who was casting the spell? The sweet innocent 4 year fishing ace or Walmart. Maybe they have bespelled their poles?
Hey it could happen cause you know deep down wallyworld has a taint of evil in them.

Warpt and Rance as always amazing pictures.
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