Stan Pearlman, of Blythe, Calif., displays the 13 and a half pound king salmon he caught at Ship Creek, in downtown Anchorage, on May 28, 2011. Pearlman caught the king on his first cast. Fisherman's luck? Maybe but Pearlman has been working on his luck all his life commercial fishing for lobster off the California coast and tuna off the Mexican coast, and working on sport fishing boats out of Long Beach, Calif. Now he comes to Alaska every year for two and a half months fishing Ship Creek before moving on to fish the Kenai Peninsula.
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Fishing for Salmon at Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage.