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Battle-scarred plug landed 43 salmon in two days

A Mag Lip plug shows the wear and tear of catching 43 king salmon in Alaska's Nushagak River. (Bob Toman)
A Mag Lip plug shows the wear and tear of catching 43 king salmon in Alaska's Nushagak River. (Bob Toman)

SALMON FISHING -- Check out the photos sent to Northwest angler Buzz Ramsey by Bob Toman, who'd been fishing in Alaska's Nushagak River, which sports one of the largest king salmon runs in the world.

The scratched and battered Mag Lip plug had caught 43 salmon in two days, Toman said.

"And Bob want's a new one," said Ramsey, a tackle manufacturer rep.

Responses from other anglers:

  • "Bah! Send it back down! That plug is just getting warmed up!
  • "I think that plug should be mounted above the fireplace, its the real trophy."
  • "Tell Bob to send that plug to me, and I will send him one that Won't Catch 43 salmon in 2 days."


Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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