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Fishing in Alaska: King Salmon

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Fishing Destinations | Comments Off on Fishing in Alaska: King Salmon

The King Salmon is the official state fish of Alaska. The world record for King Salmon is held by the Kenai River in Alaska, and stands at 97.25 lbs. Of the entire top ten record catches internationally, nine of those occurred on the Kenai River. As there are over 3,000 rivers and 3 million lakes in Alaska, the average size of King Salmon over the entire state is much lower than this, at approximately 20lbs. However, the average King Salmon caught on the Kenai River today is about 50 lbs in weight. Therefore if you plan to go King Salmon fishing in Alaska, the Kenai River is one of the top locations.

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