The salmon can grow to massive sizes in British Columbia, and can put up quite a fight.
Case in point is the following video from YouTube angling sensation, Captain Quinn.
Watch closely to see the fight this salmon puts up both outside and inside the boat.
Warning: graphic language.
It’s a great fight, and Captain Quinn almost goes overboard trying to bring the netted fish into the boat.
Someone in the video says it’s 60 pounds. As many commenters note, not so nicely, that chinook salmon probably isn’t 60 pounds. However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that it is a nice fish that no doubt gave the angler holding the odd a thrilling experience.
Anyway, by the standard angler’s scale, 60 pounds is a conservative estimate.