Royal Rumble

The king salmon run rules Alaska.


THRONE BACK: Dave Vedder released this 38-pound king that took a jig.

It's tough to blame sws regional editor Dave Vedder for being all smiles with this 38-pound king salmon resting on his lap. And this fish wasn't even the biggest of the day. Vedder and his fishing buddy Doug Wilson, who took this shot, boated a 50-pounder not long after this fish was released. To get into brawls of your own with big kings, there's no place better this month than Seward, Alaska. For the best June hot spots, check out "What's Biting Where".