Salmon, pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)

(Walbaum, 1792); SALMONIDAE FAMILY; also called humpback salmon, fall salmon
Endemic to the Pacific and Arctic oceans, Bering and Okhotsk seas, the Sea of Japan, and the rivers that flow into these waters. It occurs from Alaska south to the Sacramento River, California, throughout the Aleutian Islands, and northeast into the MacKenzie River, N.W.T., Canada. It has been introduced to Newfoundland and to the western coast of Lake Superior and is maintaining populations in these locations. Since the introduction into Newfoundland there have been sporadic reports of pink salmon in Labrador, Nova... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
6.74 kg (14 lb 13 oz)
Monroe, Washington, USA
30-Sep-2001
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.64 kg (10 lb 4 oz)
Karluk River, Kodiak Island, Alaska, USA
13-Jul-1984
M-02 kg (4 lb)
4.30 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
01-Aug-2003
M-03 kg (6 lb)
5.21 kg (11 lb 8 oz)
Karluk River, Kodiak Island, Alaska, USA
13-Jul-1984
M-04 kg (8 lb)
4.52 kg (9 lb 15 oz)
Utoro, Shari, Hokkaido, Japan
23-Sep-2010
M-06 kg (12 lb)
6.74 kg (14 lb 13 oz)
Monroe, Washington, USA
30-Sep-2001
M-08 kg (16 lb)
4.60 kg (10 lb 2 oz)
Snohomish River, Washington, USA
13-Sep-1985
M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.96 kg (4 lb 5 oz)
Kitimat River, British Columbia, Canada
03-Aug-2014
W-02 kg (4 lb)
2.66 kg (5 lb 14 oz)
Kitimat River, British Columbia, Canada
03-Aug-2014
W-03 kg (6 lb) (tie)
2.04 kg (4 lb 8 oz)
Montana Creek, Alaska, USA
11-Aug-2021
W-03 kg (6 lb)
2.04 kg (4 lb 8 oz)
Monashka Bay, Kodiak, Alaska, USA
29-Aug-2015
W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.72 kg (6 lb 0 oz)
Kitimat River, British Columbia, Canada
02-Aug-2014
W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-10 kg (20 lb)
6.57 kg (14 lb 7 oz)
Skykomish River, Washington, USA
22-Sep-2001
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.53 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Karluk River, Kodiak Island, Alaska, USA
13-Jul-1984
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
5.21 kg (11 lb 8 oz)
Karluk River, Kodiak Island, Alaska, USA
10-Jul-1984
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
4.65 kg (10 lb 4 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
16-Aug-2016
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
4.99 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
23-Aug-2016
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
5.22 kg (11 lb 8 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
24-Aug-2016
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
4.54 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
21-Aug-2016
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
4.54 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
17-Aug-2016
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
1.47 kg (3 lb 4 oz)
Unalakleet River, Alaska, USA
10-Aug-2017
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
2.72 kg (6 lb 0 oz)
Naknek River, Alaska, USA
09-Aug-2020
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.13 kg (4 lb 11 oz)
Strike Creek, Kamishack, Alaska, USA
14-Jul-2020
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb) (tie)
2.72 kg (6 lb 0 oz)
Naknek River, Alaska, USA
01-Aug-2016
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
2.72 kg (6 lb 0 oz)
Hoodoo Lodge, Alaska, USA
31-Jul-2016
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
3.18 kg (7 lb 0 oz)
Indian Creek, Alaska, USA
19-Aug-2007
F-Smallfry
4.53 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Sargent Creek, Kodiak, Alaska, USA
01-Sep-2006
M-Junior
4.53 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Kitimat River, British Columbia, Canada
28-Jul-2005
M-Smallfry
6.74 kg (14 lb 13 oz)
Monroe, Washington, USA
30-Sep-2001

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