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Contributed by Timothy Kusherets
Author - Steelhead & Salmon Drift-Fishing Secrets

Below are some of the recognized world record catches for salmon. Mr. Kusherets has spent countless hours perfecting the craft of salmon fishing in fresh and saltwater environments; his “Personal Bests” exemplify talent on a world-class level.

Official World Records:

Atlantic 79.2 pounds 1928
Coho 33.4 pounds Sept 27, 1989
Chum 35 pounds July 11, 1995
Chinook 97.4 pounds May 17, 1985
Pink 13.1 pounds Sept 23, 1992
Sockeye 15.3 pounds Aug 9, 1987

Personal Bests for Mr. Kusherets:

Landed in a Day: 123
Species: Coho
Test: 6 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Fresh
Rod Length: 10.5 Feet
Line: Monofilament

Landed in a Day: 90
Species: Chinook
Test: 6 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Fresh
Rod Length: 10.5 Feet
Line: Monofilament

Landed in a Day: 225
Species: Chum
Test: 10 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Salt
Rod Length: 12 Feet
Line: Monofilament

Landed in a Day: 7
Species: Steelhead
Test: 10-pounds
Fresh/Salt: Salt
Rod Length: 10.5 Feet
Line: Monofilament

Landed in a Day: 13
Species: Steelhead
Test: 6 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Fresh
Rod Length: 10.5 Feet
Line: Monofilament

Landed in a Day: 42
Species: Pink
Test: 4 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Salt
Rod Length: 11 Feet
Line: Monofilament

Landed in a Day: 20
Species: Sockeye
Test: 6 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Fresh
Rod Length: 10.5 Feet
Line: Monofilament

Landed in a Day: 6
Species: Atlantic
Test: 8 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Fresh
Rod Length: 11 Feet
Line: Monofilament

Casting Distance: 950 Yards
Environment: Saltwater
Test: 10-pounds
Rod Length: 13 Feet
Line: Monofilament

Casting Distance: 103 Yards
Environment: Freshwater
Test: 6-pounds
Rod Length: 10.5 Feet
Line: Monofilament

Largest Fish: 54-pounds
Species: Chinook
Test: 6 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Fresh

Largest Fish: 77.76-pounds
Species: Chinook
Test: 10-pounds
Fresh/Salt: Salt

Largest Fish: 27.1-pounds
Species: Chum
Test: 6 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Fresh

Largest Fish: 28.5-pounds
Species: Chum
Test: 10-pounds
Fresh/Salt: Salt

Largest Fish: 18.4-pounds
Species: Coho
Test: 4 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Fresh

Largest Fish: 28.2-pounds
Species: Coho
Test: 6 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Fresh

Largest Fish: 22.32 pounds
Species: Coho
Test: 10-pounds
Fresh/Salt: Salt

Largest Fish: 9.79 pounds
Species: Pink
Test: 4 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Fresh

Largest Fish: 11 pounds
Species: Pink
Test: 4 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Salt

Largest Fish: 8 pounds
Species: Sockeye
Test: 4 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Fresh

Largest Fish: 17-pounds
Species: Atlantic
Test: 8 pounds
Fresh/Salt: Fresh

Largest Fish: 22-pounds
Species: Atlantic
Test: 12-pounds
Fresh/Salt: Salt

A-A Fishing wishes to extend a debt of gratitude to Timothy Kusherets of for contributing a wealth of knowledge about salmon and steelhead fishing.

To find more about fishing for Salmon go to Top Fishing Secrets on the web by the author Timothy Kusherets @ www.topfishingsecrets.com The site offers articles, tips and advice, species identification, fishing techniques, river and lake levels, tides, and weather. The pages of the site are designed for every level of angling skill.

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