I've twice hooked a king salmon. The first time I hooked it on a 6 weight while fishing for coho. It headed for Anchorage and that's all there was to it. I couldn't turn it and before it spooled me and I lost my whole line, I broke it off.
The second time was on the King Salmon river while fishing for Dolly Varden and Rainbow trout during the king salmon spawn. It is illegal to play them then, and so I broke off immediately to comply with the law.
- Big D
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