This family caught enough for many great dinners, and released the big ones as required. We all get involved in the procedure which is contributing to salmon science by taking a small tissue clip from the trailing edge of the tail and measuring for length. The tissue sample is checked for DNA which identifies the fishes home river system. We handle them in specific ways, and you can see the fishes head goes into water as we record his length, and then in short order it is released.
This one measured out to be about 30 lbs. , so we are calling it a Tyee.