World’s Biggest Salmon

I love salmon, especially smoked, but I never knew they were so ugly. Just so you don’t lose your appetite completely, I will say not all salmon looks this bad, only Chinook salmon.

This particular Chinook salmon was found by biologist Doug Killam in Battle Creek, near Anderson and is apparently the largest salmon in the world, weighing 85 pounds. I should say was the largest salmon in the world since Killam only found the carcass.  Take a look:

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  • Ciara Posted on November 14, 2008

    OMG that thang is the biggest, UGLIEST thang i have ever seen! That sorta thing doesnt come round every day…

  • Cuddles Posted on November 19, 2008

    It’s ugly because it recently spawned. They go through a metamorphosis on there way up the river to do their thing.

  • Bill Posted on November 21, 2008

    The current sport caught World Record is 97 pounds 4 ounces. And when in spawn, they are back-end-of-a-dog ugly, that’s for sure.

  • Bill Posted on November 21, 2008

    Wait, Battle Creek, as in Michigan, USA?

  • dhjones Posted on November 21, 2008

    No Red Bluff, California.

  • w.stevenson Posted on August 30, 2009

    I was totaly amazed, and never thought they could be as large

  • Shane Martin Posted on February 17, 2010

    My hammer alone is bigger than that thing!!!

  • Terry Posted on May 17, 2010

    It took three strong men to catch a 165 pound white spring salmon in the northern pacific ocean while trolling near alaska, the average of that time was 35-75 lbs out of 35807 fish twenty years ago. the fish was dressed and sat in a tray to bleed out for about an hour, when they went to do the final wash on the fish it went crazy, floppin around with no head or guts, breaking the smaller Six foot tray, slid overboard and SWAM away. Ya they can be slippery, this isnt just a fish story its the truth! No pictures survived a rouge wave that swamped the galley, but Im not talking about UFOs Im talking about the unknow sea. Ive seen alot of things out in the sea but that was the most dissapointing moment ever!!!!!

  • Terry Posted on May 17, 2010

    It took three strong men to catch a 165 pound white spring salmon in the northern pacific ocean while trolling near alaska, the average of that time was 35-75 lbs out of 35807 fish twenty years ago. the fish was dressed and sat in a tray to bleed out for about an hour, when they went to do the final wash on the fish it went crazy, floppin around with no head or guts, breaking the smaller Six foot tray, slid overboard and SWAM away. Ya they can be slippery, this isnt just a fish story its the truth! No pictures survived a rouge wave that swamped the galley, but Im not talking about UFOs Im talking about the unknow sea. Ive seen alot of things out in the sea but that was the most dissapointing moment ever!!!!!

  • dave martin Posted on February 19, 2011

    This is not the biggest salmon. Maybe when that one was found.There have been a lot bigger salmon caught in ALASKA since then, I have pic,of a 97lb.er.

  • allen Posted on May 11, 2011

    this fish is so fake cause when they spawn they die. My daughter even knows that one and you call yourself a biologist. Unless you have what they used on the movie hulk there is no possible way.

  • neo Posted on July 8, 2011

    The current world record salmon is 97 pounds 4 ounces, caught in 1985 by Les Anderson in the Kenai River, Alaska.

  • dj Posted on July 14, 2011

    Largest salmon was 126 pounds caught in a net at Rivers Inlet BC.