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Chinook (King) Salmon State Records

The awesome power, speed, endurance and fighting ability of an adult (KING) Chinook Salmon makes them worthy of the title “KING OF THE GREAT LAKES” LISTED BY STATE CAUGHT, WEIGHT,WHERE, WHO & WHEN: Illinois 37 lbs 0 oz Lake Michigan Marge Landeen 8/7/1976 Indiana 38 lbs 0 oz Trail Creek Rich Baker 1980 Michigan 46 lbs 0.96 oz 43.5″ Grand River Ray Essex 1978 Minnesota 33 lbs 4 oz 44.75″ Poplar River Dave Anderson 9/23/1989 Minnesota 33 lbs 4 oz 42.25″ Lake Superior Jeffrey Gulbranson 10/12/1989 Alaska…97 […]

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LET EM’ SPAWN….. LET EM’ LIVE

Every year or two, millions of pink salmon return to local rivers to spawn. It makes for great fishing, but it’s also tempting with so many fish ripe for the plucking to break the rules and poach or snag them. As a result of poaching, the Fall-Run Chinook (King) Salmon population has been declining sharply, and getting worse every year! One poacher can wipe out a whole generation of salmon. Poaching is just one of the threats facing salmon stocks, but is one which can be prevented. […]

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CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF A THIRTY KIND

CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF A THIRTY KIND SISTER BAY MARINA…..DOOR COUNTY PENINSULA WISCONSIN Some day when the fisher of men calls your number, consider yourself  fortunate if you’re granted your last wish to fish just one more time.  And if and when the opportunity presents itself, you just might want to make that last cast in the waters off the Door County Peninsula in northeastern Wisconsin. As more than one Great Lakes Salmon fisherman has commented, the Door County fishery can make you feel as if you have […]

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Musky VS The King!

   There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process!  Question: What would you rather catch, a 32 lb musky, or a 28 lb King Salmon? NOTHING MAKES A FISH BIGGER THAN ALMOST BEING CAUGHT There are as many myths about fishing for Musky as there are Musky! At least the ones over 30 pounds, that is….. The biggest myth of all, is the one I have been […]

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Michigan Chinook (King) Salmon Record ((snagging??))

Looking up the State Record Chinook (King) Salmon In Michigan, I could not believe what I saw! The State of Michigan actually recognized S N A G G I N G*  as a legal method of fishing! This is what was published as their state record Chinook Salmon: CHINOOK SALMON- Michigan-46.06 Lbs. 43.5 Inches – in 1978 ((Caught SNAGGING* on Grand River)) *Snagging….. also known as snag fishing, snatching, snatch fishing, jagging (Australia), or foul hooking, is a method of fishing that entails catching a fish using […]

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Salmon Snaggers ((Let Them Spawn))

“It is only the inexperienced and thoughtless who find pleasure in killing fish for the mere sake of killing them. No sportsman does this.”- W.C.Prime, 1888 Here is an article I found written some time back….. I feel the same way about this mindless activity! “Every October and November, a strange and gruesome spectacle takes place along the banks of the boat channel in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Whether I’m riding into work via bike or car I can’t help but ogle the armies of bundled-up men “snagging” […]

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OCT 1st ((Chicago Opening Day Snagging))

 Recently I saw  some snaggers  lined up around the Lincoln Park lagoon in Chicago, aggressively trying to snag salmon. And it’s legal, from now until the end of the year. Lord only knows why! This form of fishing (If You Want To call it That?), which is banned altogether in many states, is allowed annually from Oct. 1 to the end of the year at the Lincoln Park lagoon south of Fullerton Parkway and in the inner and outer harbors of Jackson Park on the South Side. These […]

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King Of The Great Lakes

The power, strength, speed, endurance and awesome fighting ability of an adult Chinook Salmon makes them worthy of the title “KING OF THE GREAT LAKES”! Fighting a 30 pound King provides enough excitement and fun to rank as the ultimate Fresh water trolling thrill! There is no doubt, salmon claim the title as the Great Lakes most popular game fish. They are highly respected for their powerful long, line-stripping runs and hook bending strikes, as well as their tasty fillets. Pound for pound, I feel that the […]

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