Salvelinus malma

9/27/13
Big buck dolly.....caught in upper Kenai River on a bead. Was 28" X 18+".....about as large as a southern dolly varden gets (subspecies Salvelinus malma lordi). The northern subspecies gets over 20 lbs in Alaska. About 5 minutes before this I caught a hen that was longer but not as think.....perhaps the 2 biggest Kenai dollies I have caught in nearly 30 years of fishing there. Photo doesn't do it justice as the belly was sunburst orange.