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World Record Pink Salmon was caught in the Skykomish River in Washington

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World Record Pink Salmon was caught in the Skykomish River in Washington World Record Pink Salmon was caught in the Skykomish River in Washington

Saturday, 9/22/01, a World Record Pink Salmon was caught in the Skykomish River in Washington!

Here are some details:

  • The fish was 14.49 lbs, with the previous record being 13.1 lbs.
  • The angler was Avis Pearson, from gamefishin.com.
  • Her choice of lure? Why a #114 (50/50 Nickel/Brass) Dick Nite Spoon!
  • The guide on the fishing trip was Bob Hammond, from Cascade Guide Service.
  • The fish was caught on 10 lb. line and took 30 minutes to land!
Fished the Skykomish River on Saturday Sept 22nd with Bob Hammond of Cascade Guide Service. We were looking forward to a great day of fishing for Silvers and Pinks.

The weather was excellent and a perfect day to catch a world record humpy. We often head out on fishing trips in hopes of getting some great photos for our website gamefishin.com, but who would have thought that on this day Avis would end up with a world record pink salmon, 14.49 lbs, just shy of 14 1/2 pounds. It was an amazing fish!

Our lure of choice was a 50/50 Dick Nite on a diver. Avis was fishing with a Gloomis HS9000-BG GL3 fishing rod, 10 pound Trilene Big Game line and an Ambassadeur 6500-C3 reel.

This fish had it's way with Avis for about 30 minutes, but in the end Avis won and Humpzilla will now go down as not only a WA state record fish but also a World record fish! The angler says she has had "Perma-Grin" since she caught the fish!

It appears that this is the ONLY World Record fish EVER caught in the State of Washington.

Further Contact Information:

Phone: 888-321-LURE
email: dicknite@dicknite.com
Address:
Dick Nite Spoons, Inc.
PO Box 1890
Snohomish, WA 98291-1890

Dick Nite Spoons, Inc.

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Dennis T | Posted: October 11, 2011

i caught a nice size pink oct.2, but its humpy wasnt that fat dang nice catch. it goes down in sultan i go up there ever year, 2 knock um dead.