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: New World Record Humpy

09-27-2001, 11:37 PM
This 14.49 pound pink was caught out of the Lower Sky over the weekend. Its big, its ugly but Hey...its a new world record.

Photo courtsey of

09-27-2001, 11:43 PM
This makes me think of Ray Troll's "Humpies from Hell" characterization!
Copyright Ray Troll, cool guy and great artist

09-28-2001, 12:18 PM
I can smell the slime from here.... yuk

09-28-2001, 01:40 PM
WR or not why kill it? i doubt they knew it was a WR and who really cares. Keep the genetic alive for the future. Who know what might have come from this thing spawning.

09-28-2001, 01:47 PM
There's definitely some positive salmon funk in the pacific this year. How many times has the WA coho state record been broken by 20+ pound fish this fall - at least 4?

Could be a strong herring population, any reduction in the usual commercial roe harvest this year? There has to be some reason.

10-01-2001, 02:31 AM
Manhole covers with fins I tell 'ya!!!

I got a frantic call today at work from someone who had just weighed, on his scale, a 15.5 pound humpy and was desperate for a place to get it certified.

What is so amazing about all these recrods that are being broken-over and over again-is that its not by a couple ounces but by a couple pounds.

I guess that just goes and shows you what good ocean conditions will do...