Irvine, California, USA
Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)
All-Tackle Length Record
Length: 74 cm
The Lowdown: Gaines recently took a trip north to take advantage of the fantastic late summer salmon run found in Alaska's Kenai River. Armed with his fly rod and Official IGFA Measuring Device, Gaines hit the river on August 20, 2011 and caught a sockeye salmon that he landed in five minutes. The fish qualifies him for a new All-Tackle Length record for the sockeye species. The current IGFA record is vacant.
Bait Used: Red comet fly.