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The Kings of Southeast

Prime Time for Southeast Kings

Story and photos by Terry W. Sheely

There may be better places to catch king salmon than Southeast, but not as consistently, not from May into September, and not in so many 
diverse arenas.Prime Time for Southeast Kings

Evidence the king of Southeast Chinook, a 126 1/2-pound behemoth reigning from a humble display inside a Nordic museum in Petersburg, dusty proof that the good ol’ days were more than delusions and that hulking big salmon really do lurk in these quiet inside waters.

In 75 years no one has caught another behemoth to rival that Goliath and probably never will, considering the steady slip in the average weights of today’s king salmon. This content is available for subscribers only.

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