SALMON CHINOOK (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

An impressive giant chinook salmon caught in Alaska. A great IGFA world record

At Good Hope Cannery Resort at Rivers Inlet in British Columbia (Canada) sport fishing record chinook was caught  that weighed about 83.3 pounds by Deborah Whitman-Perry.

 Guide Joey (Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club Fly in Trophy Salmon Fishing Lodge and Guest Services Megan are all smiles over this 60 lb huge chinook salmon. 

Angler Bob Gaines of Irvine, California, USA, landed a massive 111 cm Chinook salmon on  while fly casting on the Smith River, California with guide Andy Martin. 

Chinook salmon is also called king salmon, spring salmon, tyee, quinnat, blackmouth. It is a member of the Pacific salmon genus Oncorhynchus and is both largest and least abundant of this group. It is endemic to the Pacific and rarely, the Arctic Ocean as well as the Bering Sea, the Okhotsk Sea, the Sea of Japan, and most of the rivers that flow into these waters; from Hokkaido in northern Japan to the Anadyr River in the former U.S.S.R., and from the Ventura River in southern California to Point Hope, Alaska. Since as early as 1872, it has been introduced into other waters around the world including the Great Lakes, Atlantic and Gulf states of the U.S., some areas of Central and South America, Europe, and the South Pacific. These transplanted populations apparently failed due to an inability to maintain spawning levels, with the exceptions of South Island in New Zealand, and to some degree in the Great Lakes. In Chile more recent transplants have shown hope of becoming established with some chinook returning to spawn.

MAX SIZE: 155 lb / 70 kg
MAX LENGHT: 59 inch / 150 cm
MAX AGE: 9 years

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