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Joe Albert: There’s fishing… and then there’s fishing in Alaska

Joe Albert’s son, Jack (above), fights a sockeye salmon on the Kenai River in Alaska. The fish was the biggest Jack had ever caught (although the record was broken several times that morning). (Photos courtesy of Joe Albert)

Aside from seeing “The Goonies” when it was still in theaters in Anchorage, I have pretty much no recollection of my family’s first trip to Alaska in 1985. But my dad caught a big king salmon, which he had mounted, and as the years went on and my love of fishing deepened, it stood as a constant reminder of what was possible in that faraway land.

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