Giant Salmon


This picture would make a great fishing story, but the truth is that this enormous Chinook salmon was found dead in Battle Creek, California.
Biologist Doug Killam made the find while conducting a survey of spawned-out fall-run salmon on lower Battle Creek near the Northern California town of Red Bluff. (Salmon die after they spawn.)

"I have counted tens of thousands of salmon during my career, and this is the biggest I have ever seen," Killam said. "When alive, it could have weighed more than the largest Chinook officially recorded in California, an 88-pound fish caught in the Sacramento River."

Most of the salmon found in these surveys weigh 20 to 30 pounds.

Link -Thanks, Geekazoid!

(image credit: California Department of Fish and Game)

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This reminds me of the engineered giant farmed salmon with the knocked out gene that regulates growth. Maybe some frankenfish escaped and bred with wild chinook. Very scary thought!
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THE WORLD RECORD SALMON IS 126 lbs so this fish is not really that big compared to the record big compared to everything else though
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woah! I never would've expected a salmon to get that big.
And don't you think that counting fish would be the dullest job ever...my uncle did it for a while and loved it so I guess you have to be a real outdoorsy type to handle it
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Reminds me of a photo I saw on National Geographic:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/bigphotos/97503725.html

Scary stuff that fish this big live in rivers
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