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    Re: What is the cause?

    Quite a hump!

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    Re: What is the cause?

    Without a doubt a humpy. They enter the rivers by the thousands on odd years. They are also the second least desirabe eating salmon next to the chum or dog salmon and yes fun as hell to catch on light gear

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    Re: What is the cause?

    That's an Alaskan Humpy for sure. The color of the water is a give a way. It could be the Kenai as I've caught some pretty big ones there. But see how he is holding it out to the camera? It's large but not that big. It's real fun hooking one in the hump. They go like a freight train. Oh and don't even think about eating eat a buck like that. It's only good for dog food.

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    Re: What is the cause?

    Looks to me like that is a spawned out salmon. As far as being edible they are but I wouldn't eat one like that. As salmon go through the spawn at which time their body starts breaking down and dying, the meat also deteriorates in both quality and taste. The best salmon are those caught in the salt or soon after entering fresh water. The longer they are on the spawn and in fresh water the less edible they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckpunk View Post
    Deformities on AR fish wouldn't surprise me....I've seen what swims and bathes in there. Fukashima fish are probably safer than some of what comes from AR. LOL


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    Re: What is the cause?

    Quote Originally Posted by LURKER916 View Post
    I saw one of those deceased in the AR three years ago below J St. Was smaller but same type.


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    Deformities on AR fish wouldn't surprise me....I've seen what swims and bathes in there. Fukashima fish are probably safer than some of what comes from AR. LOL


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    I saw one of those deceased in the AR three years ago below J St. Was smaller but same type.


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    Re: What is the cause?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skypig View Post
    That is one humpy humpy.
    That was my thought. I've seen them, but never like that.


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    Re: What is the cause?

    That is one humpy humpy.
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    Re: What is the cause?

    It is normal on that type of salmon (pink salmon aka humpback). Occurs when they return to fresh water to spawn.

    I have no personal experience eating that type of salmon, but I'd imagine that it's just as edible as the other part of this and any other type of salmon.
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