35 1/4 x 22 Kenai Rainbow

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  1. Holly Glen

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    OMG!

    I know that we catch and realease and I am certainly all for that especially with a Bow who has manged to stay alive long enough to grow that huge...

    But as a trained cook, and being from the great culinary state of Louisiana...I gotta say, what a damned fine dinner that fish would make! :beer1:

    Please do hate me because I cook fish!

    Truly a fish of a lifetime. And what a fight that must have been! WOW

    Anyone know what the record on Bows might be?
     
  2. Arctic Grayling

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    The record for rainbow/steelhead trout in Alaska is 42 pounds 3 ounces.
     
  3. hap

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    No need to concern yourself over releasing a rainbow of any size, versus applying heat and teeth... They are decidedly uninspiring on the table. A good char or salmon beats rainbow every time and every way.

    And none of them get into the realm of the truly good fish. Try smoked black cod, yelloweye rockfish sashimi, burbot boiled in butter, blackened rockfish or lingcod just about any way you would do a good white fish...
    art
     
  4. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    yea who wants to eat something that's diet has been entirely rotting salmon flesh and eggs for a few months? Anyone else ever open up a merganser? Yuck
     
  5. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    That fish is one mind-boggler of a Rainbow.

    Yeah, I just love fresh-caught Ling Cod, Cabezon, Black Rockfish, and Greenling. Some days, I'd even rather fish gear along the Jetty for meat, than C&R fly fish for fresh-in searun cutts.:eek:.
     
  6. Joseph Freeman

    Joseph Freeman dUMB aRKiE

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    34.25 x 22(girth beforethe dorsal fin)x 22(approx. girth behind the doral fin) divided by 700 = 24.4 lbs., thas a big bow!
     
  7. longstick

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    35.25 not 34.25 every inch counts
     
  8. Holly Glen

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    Well being from CO of late I would give the Bow a try on my grill! ;) Thanks for the tips on PNW fish, I love all the Salmons up here, I lived in BC for a while 20 years ago and ate mostly Salmon and veggies from my garden. I really need to live in the woods!
     
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    Good salmon and veggies go far... We put 70 red salmon in the freezer one day this summer. Will tide us over 'til spring. ;)
     
  10. paintdog

    paintdog unguided with no direction

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    Wow! Very Nice!
     
  11. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I only put up 20 sockeye for my family this year... No need for us Alaskan's to harvest trout :)