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Kings in cycle: Salmon follow boom and bust pattern

23523_354387901211_7651997_aThe king, or chinook, salmon are the largest of the salmon species and since the world record for a sport-caught king — a 97 pound and 4 ounce fish — was landed in May 1985 by the late Les Anderson, the king fishery on the Kenai River has exploded in both popularity and controversy. [email protected]  23:06