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Species of Salmon

Browse 4 pages of fish that can be potentially be caught in Nootka Sound! Remember to be aware of the current fishing regulations as you might not be allowed to keep all of these fish!

Salmon Species

Details

Chinook Salmon

• Mouth is dark with a black gum line
• Large sharp teeth
• Spots on both lobes of tail
• Large spots on back

Coho Salmon

• Mouth is light with a white gum line
• Medium size sharp teeth
• Spots only on upper lobe of tail
• Spots on back
• Wide caudal peduncle

Pink Salmon

• Mouth is white with a black gum line.
• In marine areas, almost no teeth
• Large oval spots on both lobes of tail
• Large black spots on back
• Pointed lower jaw
• No silver on tail
• Very small scales

Chum Salmon

• Mouth is white with a white gum line
• Developed teeth
• No spots on back or tailk
• Calico markings (vertical bars). faint on bright fish
• Narrow caudal peduncle
• White tip on anal fin

Sockeye Salmon

• Mouth is white with a white gum line
• Nearly toothless
• No spots on back or tail
• Large, bright gold, glassy eye