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Enormous king salmon hangs out on Alaska ferry

This 102-pound salmon, likely caught with a net, is three pounds heavier than the current sport-caught world record king, a 99-pounder caught in the Skeena River in British Columbia in 2001. It’s also far short of the commercial catch record of 126 pounds caught near River Inlet near BC in the late 1970s.

I shot this picture while aboard the Columbia with my family about a month ago. When I first heard that you could pitch a tent on the deck of ship as it traveled through the Inside Passage, north to Alaska, I couldn’t wait experience it for myself. The trip was fantastic. You can see a slideshow of images from our adventure here.