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60 Rare Historical Photos That You Probably Haven't Seen Before

Uncategorized | January 16, 2019

This man holds two Chinook salmons he caught in Waldport, Oregon that were almost as big as he was.

Source: Reddit

Sometime during the 1930s, this manly man held two Chinook Salmon that he caught in Waldport Oregon. Look at the size of those puppies. The name sounds funny, but Chinook is the name for the species that includes king salmon, Quinnat salmon, spring salmon, chrome hog, and Tyee salmon. That's a lot of salmon territory covered. It's based on the Russian name: chavycha. The Chinook range in size from 24 to 36 inches,  but may be up to 58 in in length; they also average 10 to 50 lb but can reach 130 lb. Looks like the gent in this photo got the bigger end of the fish.  

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