Chinook Salmon

The Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, (derived from Russian &#1095;&#1072;&#1074;&#1099;&#1095;&#1072;), is a species of anadromous fish in the salmon family. It is a Pacific Ocean salmon and is variously known as the king salmon, tyee salmon, Columbia River salmon, black salmon, chub salmon, hook bill salmon, winter salmon, Spring Salmon, Quinnat Salmon and blackmouth. Chinook Salmon are typically divided into &quot;races&quot; with &quot;spring chinook&quot;, &quot;summer chinook&quot;, and &quot;fall chinook&quot; being most common. Races are determined by the timing of adult entry into fresh water. A &quot;winter chinook&quot; run is recognized in the Sacramento River.<br />
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Chinook salmon are highly valued, due in part to their scarcity relative to other Pacific salmon along most of the Pacific coast.

Lake Sakakawea | 10/10/16

Went salmon fishing for the first time this last weekend. We hit up some of the bays in the state park. First day we had some wind and they seemed to hit floating crank baits and spoons, but most of the action was just before sunrise to about an hour after sunrise. During the day it was a little slow but still had some takers. Then right before before dark they were hitting really well on salmon eggs under a bobber. 

Missouri River System - Friday, October 10, 2014

 yuck. hit the tailrace tuesday and the water was so low the pool next to the boatramp was almost dry and what wasn't dry was full of weeds, same thing in front of the concrete chunks, I caught nothing. hiked up the stream looking for salmon but didn't see anything, not even a carp. had to leave because it was too windy to fish, the wind would catch any amount of line. from there I went to turtle creek and caught a 21 in ch northern that I realesed. couldn't go out wendsday because of car troubles.

New Town / "River" Area - Sunday, May 25, 2014

 Went out of sanish bay and went across the lake to the cross on the hill and didnt catch anything so decided to try on the east side along the cabins just north of sanish bay and was in about 5 to 10 feet of water and within 10 mins i had 2 nice walleyes one was 22 inches and the other was 24 1/2 . Then decided to go in to eat lunch ha ha. 


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