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From the Archives: Les Anderson's World Record King Salmon

...original news report published by the Peninsula Clarion on Les Anderson's world record king salmon caught May 17, 1985...1985 edition. Anderson catches 'whopper' his way Les Anderson normally doesn't savor a fish that's been dead three...
Pioneer Potluck: Fishing in Alaska

...and Pike. It seems everything is big in Alaska, the mountains, the bears, the snowstorms and of course the fish. Les Anderson caught the world record King Salmon on the Kenai River in 1985. It weighed a whopping 97.3 pounds. Now that's...
An Outdoor View: The king of Alaska's rivers, Part 2

...making love to a beautiful woman while you're beating the hell out of her."Meanwhile, the news of Soldotna resident Les Anderson catching a world record 97-pound king salmon brought more waves of humanity to the Kenai.At the peak of the engine...
Safety Day & Les Anderson community BBQ a perfect match at the annual Safety Day and Les Anderson BBQ. They said the day was as warm and bright as Les Anderson?s smile as an estimated dogs at Soldotna Creek Park. Les Anderson will forever be remembered for catching...
Statue defaced, to be replaced

Damage to the vandalized Les Anderson statue is so extensive it will...had been ripped from the grasp of Les Anderson, taking with it the long thin...from the 29th anniversary of when Les Anderson originally caught the record breaking...
An Outdoor View: Fishing and luck

...the king salmon that currently holds the IGFA all-tackle world record, the 97-pound, 4-ounce king caught by Les Anderson on May 17, 1985.First, Anderson shouldn't even have been fishing. It was too early in the year. Anyone knows...
Mother Nature shines on Soldotna's 55th Progress Days

...chain saws hummed during the annual Sawfest chainsaw carving exhibition. The demonstration included a remake of the Les Anderson and his world record king salmon carving by Scott Hansen that was vandalized and ruined earlier this year. "Out of...

...issues and help everyone to make informed decisions. We are looking forward to spectacular summer our fish bench and Les Anderson carving is getting a makeover and we hope to see everyone at the visitor's center this summer," said Glaves.
Moose River Hustle results posted

...Malcom Rooper 46:03, 55. Donna Peterson 46:04, 56. Anna LaRoche 48:28, 57. Yvonne Oren 48:28, 58. Les Anderson 51:13, 59. Evelyn Reichert 53:34, 60. Katie Reichert 53:35, 61. Elora Reichert 54:56, 62. Ken Reichert...
Outdoor Briefs

Les Anderson Day set On Saturday the city of Soldotna will host Safety Day and Les Anderson Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Soldotna Creek Park. A free salmon...


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