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.
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(image credit: California Department of Fish and Game)
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
Scary stuff that fish this big live in rivers