Category: Chum Salmon

Chum Salmon Winter Fishing

Winter for Chum Salmon concludes the spawning cycle. For Chum Salmon located in the northern part of their distribution, spawning ended in in late October. However, spawning can go as late as December in the southern reach of...

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Chum Salmon An Introduction

Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) are also known as dog salmon or Keta salmon and is often marketed under the name Silverbrite salmon. The name Chum Salmon comes from the Chinook Jargon term tzum, meaning spotted or marked. The...

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Chum Salmon Spring Fishing

Chum Salmon migrate in the fall. In the spring, they are attracted to many bait fish that migrate in the spring and gorge on them rapidly growing in size. As most Chum Salmon spend their lives in the ocean, the best fishing for...

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Chum Salmon Summer Fishing

Summer Chum salmon runs in the Hood Canal and Strait of Juan de Fuca region are the earliest returning Chum Salmon in the Washington region. And as such, they are an attraction to a number of anglers looking to smoke Chum Salmon...

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Chum Salmon River Fishing

Once Chum Salmon leave the ocean and move up stream, they stop feeding. Some Chum will still feed in the first few days after entering the mouth of a large river. They can still be caught though. Like many predatory fish, they...

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Chum Salmon Features and Size

Silver-bright Chum Salmon and Sockeye Salmon are often confused by many novice anglers. However, Chum Salmon can easily be distinguished from Sockeye Salmon as the Chum Salmon has a caudal peduncle fin that is much narrower than...

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Chum Salmon Deep Water Fishing

The only deep water fishing is found in the ocean as Chum Salmon are are not found in freshwater, nor have their been attempts to introduce them to freshwater lakes. The only time that Chum Salmon are actually in freshwater is...

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Chum Salmon Distribution

Chum Salmon are found along the northwest coast of North America from the Sacramento River in California to the Mackenzie River in Canada’s Yukon Territory. They are also found in abundance in Japan and fished in Russia as...

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Chum Salmon Feeding

Chum Salmon feed on pretty much the same things as other fish. They eat insects and marine invertebrates while in rivers. When they mature, their diet changes as they are larger and in the ocean. Here, they eat copepods, which...

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Chum Salmon Habitat

Most of the time, but not always, Chum Salmon spawn in the lowermost reaches of rivers and streams, which is usually within the first 60 miles/100 km of the ocean. Spawning sites are often near springs. However, some Chum Salmon...

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Chum Salmon Reproduction

Most Chum Salmon spawn in small streams and rivers as well as intertidal zones. Some Chum Salmon travel more than 3,200 km/2,000 miles up the Yukon River and Mackenzie River. However most don’t travel more than about 100...

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Chum Salmon Autumn Fishing

During October, schools of Chum Salmon stay in saltwater bays close to estuaries. Two Chum Salmon Runs Chum swim in tight schools near on the surface. Chum Salmon launch themselves almost horizontally from the water, invariably...

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Top Tips

Smallmouth Bass prefer cool, oxygen rich water.

Therefore, try streams and rivers with fast moving water. Smallmouth can also be found behind brush or other debris and where rocks breach the surface, creating oxygen rich water.

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