Category Archives: Salmon Fishing

Chinook Salmon Fishing

Chinook Salmon Fishing The Chinook salmon, also known as the king salmon as well as a number of other names, is the state fish of Alaska. This powerful Pacific Ocean dweller is among the most prized of all salmon because of its large size and excellent flavor. The Chinook is blue-green or purple on the back and top of the head with silvery sides and white ventral surfaces. It has black spots on its tail and the upper half of… Read More »

Steelhead Fishing

Steelhead Fishing The Steelhead is the common name for Rainbow Trout that migrate to spend their juvenile lives in saltwater. Like Salmon, they return to their original hatching ground to spawn. Similar to Atlantic Salmon, but unlike their Pacific salmonid kin, steelhead breed many times, each time separated by months and make several spawning trips between fresh and saltwater. The steelhead smolts (immature or young fish) remain in the river for about a year before heading to sea, whereas salmon… Read More »

Salmon Fishing

Salmon Fishing Salmon is the common name for several species of the family Salmonidae. Several other fish in the family are also known as trout. The difference is said to be that salmon migrate and trout are resident, a distinction that holds true for the most common sub species of Salmon. Salmon live along the coasts of both the North Atlantic (having one migratory species) and Pacific Oceans (holding approximately a dozen species), as well as having been introduced into… Read More »

Rainbow Trout Fishing

Rainbow Trout Fishing The rainbow trout is native only to the rivers and lakes of North America, west of the Rocky Mountains, but its value as a hard-fighting game fish and tasty meal has led to its introduction throughout the world. Rainbow trout, also called redband trout, are gorgeous fish, with coloring and patterns that vary widely depending on habitat, age, and spawning condition. They are torpedo-shaped and generally blue-green or yellow-green in color with a pink or red streak… Read More »