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Big Kings Arrive

By July 24, 2011No Comments

Larry Kauzlarich and the largest AU king salmon of the 2011 to date

Larry Kauzlarich, fishing with Captain Ryan Refshaw, landed a 48 pound chinook while motor mooching close to shore early on a beutiful calm, sunny Saturday (yesterday) morning. This is the current big king of the year for AU. King fishing continued to be very strong over the past week with a good amount of 30 pound plus kings including a 37 pounder by Joe Grady fishing with Captian Ben and a 38 pounder taken by Mathew Beese fishing with Captain Chuck. That was the first chinook Mathew ever caught – what a way to start. Also in the last week the party of Dick Scott, John Gott, Jules Grele, and Tom Moe, fishing with Captain Chuck,  landed nice chinook in succession – 32, 35, and 37. On Saturday Jim Waldo boated a 35 pounder. The king fishing has remained strong with lots of fish in the 18 to 22 pound range, plus these bigger fish spicing the action. Coho fishing has ranged from fair to very good depending on whether you’re in the right place at the right time. They don’t seem to be very well schooled up, but by steadily picking at them boats have been coming in with half limits to limits.

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