BC Angler Releases Potential World Record Chinook Salmon
By angelamontana

Posted: December 10, 2021

Flylords is a magazine/website that focuses on fly fishing–even they were impressed with this catch…and release in British Columbia!

While this fish was not landed on a fly rod, it’s still an incredible catch well worth talking about…

Gayle Gordon and her husband were fishing the legendary annual Chinook run at River’s Inlet in British Columbia when a heavy fish crushed the cut-herring attached to one of their Mooching rigs.

“It was my turn to run the rods while John ran the boat,” Gayle explained to Salmon Trout Steelheader (STS). “We were mooching about 25 feet [down], and when the fish bit, the head shakes were so violent, so strong. Because of the [dark] water color, you can’t see the fish until they break the surface, but I knew that this was something unbelievable!”

Read more from Dan Zazworsky via flylordsmag.com here.