Thanks for all your work Dan,
I have talked with a few people about this fish and there are two more pertinent facts to share about the day. I am not positive about the "small" fish in the photo but at the time I weighed both. The smaller fish was either 14 or 15 pounds. That's a nice silver, my scale only goes to 22 pounds and when the big boy maxed it out I just shrugged and said "Must be at least 23lb"
Here's the second part; It took a few years to realize it but I have caught few kings over 30 pounds and most are around 18 - 24 lb in the places I fish. There are always exceptions but most are not huge, when I was looking at some pictures of myself with king salmon that is when it dawned on me how big this silver was. I was alone in the rain, sleeping in a tent 53 miles from anywhere when I took the picture so there was no Glory shot of me holding it. I was also traveling on my KLR 650 Kawasaki and had endured the rain for 6 days already so taking the fish for a ride back to civilization in the rain never crossed my mind. But hey at least I had the camera huh?