Salmon, Chinook


Scientific Name:
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Fight Rating:
Hard Pointer

It is characterized by a deep blue-green back, silvery sides and a white belly with black irregular spots on the back, dorsal fin and both lobes of the tail. It also has a small eye, black gum coloration, a thick caudal peduncle and 13-19 anal rays. For spawning, both males and females develop a reddish hue on the sides, although males may be deeper in color. Males can also be distinguished by a hooked nose and a ridged back.

Fishing Spots


Admiralty Bay (Puget Sound) Bay (Saltwater)

Greenbank, WA
United States United States
14 14 1

Agassiz Lakes Lake (Freshwater)

Yakutat, AK
United States United States
8 2

Ahnewetut Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Shungnak, AK
United States United States

Alagnak River -- Unknown --

King Salmon, AK
United States United States
10 6 8 5

Alsea Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Waldport, OR
United States United States
16 9

American River -- Unknown --

Sacramento, CA
United States United States
2 8 10 8

Anchor River -- Unknown --

Anchor Point, AK
United States United States
10 4

Anderson Inlet Inlet (Saltwater)

Inverloch, VIC
Australia Australia
10 2

Anderson Ranch Reservoir Reservoir

Boise, ID
United States United States
5 16 4

Anvik River -- Unknown --

Anvik, AK
United States United States
12 2 4

Arolik River -- Unknown --

Dillingham, AK
United States United States
18 4

Au Sable River -- Unknown --

Oscoda, MI
United States United States
8 2 6

AuSable River -- Unknown --

Oscoda, MI
United States United States
2 6 1 10

Baker Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Ilwaco, WA
United States United States
14 6

Barkley Sound Sound (Saltwater)

Ucluelet, BC
Canada Canada
17 6 1 8 4

Bayfield River -- Unknown --

Bayfield, ON
Canada Canada
2 8 2

Baynes Sound Sound (Saltwater)

Union Bay, BC
Canada Canada
10 2 4

Bay of Quinte Bay (Freshwater)

Deseronto, ON
Canada Canada
29 1 10

Bellingham Bay (Rasario Strait) Bay (Saltwater)

Bellingham, WA
United States United States
16 3

Birch Bay (Puget Sound) Bay (Saltwater)

Custer, WA
United States United States
12 3

Blackmans Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Snohomish, WA
United States United States
10 2

Blanda River -- Unknown --

Blonduos, Austur-Hunavatnssysla
Iceland Iceland
2 2 2

Blind Bay (Harney Channel) Bay (Saltwater)

Shaw Island, WA
United States United States
14 9

Bodega Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Bodega Bay, CA
United States United States
8 3 4

Bogachiel River River

Forks, WA
United States United States
2 6 4 4

Bras d'Or Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Sydney, NS
Canada Canada
4 4

Breiddalsa River -- Unknown --

Breidhdalsvik, Sudhur-Mulasysla
Iceland Iceland
2 1 2

Brisbane River -- Unknown --

Brisbane, QLD
Australia Australia
6 6

Bumping Lake Lake (Freshwater)

Naches, WA
United States United States

Burrows Bay (Rosario Strait) Bay (Saltwater)

Anacortes, WA
United States United States
14 6



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