Chinook Salmon

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Chinook Salmon
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Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Species Information
Size / weight
Common up to 8 (17.6) kg (lb)
Trophy up to 20 (44) kg (lb)
Unique up to 40 (88.2) kg (lb)
Price / Reward
Common per kg 100
Trophy per kg 100
Unique per kg 100


Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) is the largest species in the Pacific salmon genus Oncorhynchus. Better known to many as King Salmon, this species is a prized and sought-after catch for a sporting angler. The Chinook is usually red on the back, with silvery sides and black spots on its tail and the upper half of its body. The native distribution of the species in North America ranges from California to Alaska. Chinooks average about 90 cm (35 in) in length and weigh around 9-17 kg (19-37 lbs).

Preferred lures:

Preferred baits:


California Alaska

Recommended fishing methods and tackle

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Salmon family