27 lb Chinook Salmon caught by Cheryl Mallonee 4-10-10 in the Columbia River

27 lb Chinook Salmon caught by Cheryl

I was out fishing in the Columbia River all day yesterday, and was lucky enough to catch this beautiful 27 lb Chinook Salmon.

Just wanted to share the pic, as we are so fortunate to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where we have so many great places to go, things to do....like fishing! :-)

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Questioner says ... on Sunday, Apr 11 at 6:43 PM

Wow. That's a big fish! The fin above the tail looks like it may have been clipped. This is usually a sign that it came from a hatchery though, and I've heard we may not be able to keep hatchery fish. Could you fill me in on the rules?

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Apr 11 at 7:33 PM

dont be a RaTard you can only keep hatchery phish

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Apr 11 at 7:35 PM

Hatchery fish are for retention... thats why we have hatcheries. Wild native fish with the adipose fin must be released unharmed.

jaidensmom98 says ... on Tuesday, Apr 13 at 11:49 AM

wow awsome catch

Daniel652 says ... on Tuesday, Apr 13 at 6:39 PM

The adipose fin is about half way from the tail to the dorsal fin on the back, about where her left hand is...appears clipped. It is small and serves no apparent purpose except to mark hatchery fish....when is the BBQ?

Denny says ... on Wednesday, Apr 14 at 4:12 PM

Nice going kid!

Topdogbronco says ... on Friday, Apr 16 at 7:07 AM

That is a fish of a life time. How long was the fight and what kind or bait was used? and as for as living in the North your right it don't get any better than that.

Jimmy says ... on Friday, Apr 16 at 2:29 PM

Yes my GF fishes way better then me Congrats Sweetie :)

knowing says ... on Tuesday, Apr 20 at 8:55 AM

I guess that fish at around 32 to 34 inches and around 22 lbs

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