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Chinook/King Salmon

Post by Big D » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:22 am

The chinook is blue-green or purple on the back and top of the head with silvery sides and white ventral surfaces. It has black spots on its tail and the upper half of its body. Its mouth is often dark purple. Adult fish range in size from 33 to 36 in (840 to 910 mm) but may be up to 58 inches (1,500 mm) in length; they average 10 to 50 pounds (4.5 to 23 kg) but may reach 130 pounds (59 kg). The current sport-caught World Record is 97.25 pounds (44 kg) and was caught in May 1985 by Les Anderson in the Kenai River (Kenai, Alaska). The commercial catch world record is 126 pounds (57 kg) caught near Rivers Inlet British Columbia in the late 70's.

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RE:Chinook/King Salmon

Post by Toni » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:18 pm

Chinook Salmon have black gum lines
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RE:Chinook/King Salmon

Post by Toni » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:28 pm

Look at the mouth, teeth, and tail. Kings, even small ones, have large sharp teeth. They can saw through leader very easy.
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RE:Chinook/King Salmon

Post by curado » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:42 am

also look for a black stripe running from tip to tip of the tail and a pungent fishy smell
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