Pink/Humpy Salmon

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Pink/Humpy Salmon

Post by Big D » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:30 am

In the ocean, pink salmon are bright silver fish. After returning to their spawning stream, their coloring changes to pale grey on the butt with yellowish white belly (although some turn an overall dull green color). As with all salmon, in addition to the dorsal fin they also have an adipose fin. The fish is characterized by a white mouth with black gums, no teeth on the tongue, large oval-shaped black spots on the back and v-shaped tail, and an anal fin with 13-17 soft rays. During their spawning migration, males develop a pronounced humped back, hence their nickname "humpies". Pink salmon average 4.8 pounds (2.2 kg) in weight.[1] The maximum recorded size was 30 inches (76 cm) and 15 pounds (6.8 kg).

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RE:Pink/Humpy Salmon

Post by Toni » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:02 am

Puget Sound Dash Point Pink Salmon
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He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

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RE:Pink/Humpy Salmon

Post by Toni » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:22 pm

To tell it from a King salmon look at tail and mouth. The tail on the pink has large oval spots. On a king they are small. The silver comes down on the tail of king. Also while the mouth of the pink has some black it is not all black. Pink salmon have small teeth without any teeth on the tongue.
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