Chinook | Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

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Common Name: Chinook
Species Name: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

The Chinook is also known as King salmon, Spring Salmon, Chinook salmon. The Chinooks body colour is for the most part silver with the upper back and flanks being silvery blue to olive and fading down the flanks to a silver belly area. Other distinguishing features of the Chinook are the scattered small dark spots along the upper flanks dorsal fins and caudal fin also the grey to black colouring inside the lower jaw. Adult male Chinook develop a distinct hook on the bottom Jaw. They have a solid sleek body shape. Chinook can grow to a robust 10kg although fish this size are uncommon with fish up to 4kg being more commonly caught.


Light to Medium Tackle

Wet or Dry Fly, Minnows, spinners, Jigs, Spoons and Soft plastics.

Worms, Insects, Insect Larvae, Freshwater Shrimp, Yabbies and Small Fish.

Chinook Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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