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How to Identify Coho Salmon

  • This information was taken from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Website

    Coho Salmon (Silver)
    Oncorhynchus kisutch

    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


    Jaw - The mouth is white and the gum line is almost white, but the tongue may be black.  The teeth are sharp and strong.

    Tail – The coho tail has just a few scattered spots, usually on the upper lobe, with silver streaks.  It has a wide caudal peduncle.
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