Chinook Salmon State Records

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The Power, strength, speed, endurance and awesome fighting ability of an adult (KING) Chinook Salmon makes them worthy of the title “KING OF THE GREAT LAKES”!

Listed by the state caught, the weight of the King, body of water caught, who caught the record and the date it was caught:

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

Image result for king salmon picsAlaska…97 lbs 4 oz Kenai River Lester Anderson 1985

California 88 lbs 0 oz Sacramento River O.H. Lindberg 11/21/1979
Colorado 11 lbs 0 oz 28.5″ Williams Fork Reservoir Helen Eaton 1989
Idaho 54 lbs 0 oz Salmon River Merrold Gold 1956
Idaho 42 lbs 0 oz 41.25″ Coeur dAlene Lake Jane Clifford 9/13/1987
Montana 31 lbs 2.08 oz 38″ Fort Peck Reservoir Carl L. Niles 10/2/1991
Nebraska 7 lbs 5 oz Lewis & Clark Lake James Ludlow 10/22/2011
New Hampshire 19 lbs 4 oz 37″ Exeter River Brian OConnell 11/9/1985
New York 47 lbs 13 oz Salmon River Kurtis L. Killian 9/7/1991
North Dakota 31 lbs 2 oz Garrison Tailrace Tom Schwartz 1986
Ohio 29 lbs 5 oz 42 7/8″ Lake Erie Walter Shumaker 8/4/1989
Ohio 29 lbs 8 oz 42.875″ Lake Erie Walter Shumaker 8/4/1989
Ontario 46 lbs 6.08 oz 47″ Lake Ontario, Toronto Harry Oosterveld 8/7/2000
Oregon 83 lbs 0 oz Umpqua River Ernie St. Claire 1910
Pennsylvania 28 lbs 15 oz Lake Erie Gregory Lasko 1990
South Dakota 23 lbs 14 oz Lake Oahe Keith West 8/16/2003
Washington 68 lbs 4.16 oz Elochoman River Mark Salmon 10/5/1992
Washington 70 lbs 8 oz Pacific Ocean – Sekiu Chet Gausta 9/6/1964
Wisconsin 44 lbs 15 oz Lake Michigan unknown 7/19/1994

Category: Salmon & Trout

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