January 01, 2016 12:00 AM - October 21, 2016 11:00 PM

Salmon Weight Calculator

  • Thanks to PiscatorialPursuits.com

    for the Length/Girth Calculator for 2016!
    Here is the link to the calculator;

    http://www.piscatorialpursuits.com/resourcecenter/weightcalculator.htm

    All salmon will be weighed using this calculator for 2016.

  • Information & Facts courtesy of WDFW.WA.GOV

    Chinook salmonSpecies Name
    Chinook salmon
    (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha )

    Common Names
    King, tyee, blackmouth (immature)

    Size Range
    10-15 lbs, up to 135 lbs

    State Record
    70.50 lbs; Chet Gausta; Sekiu; September 6, 1964

    Description
    Chinook salmon are the largest of the Pacific salmon, with some individuals growing to more than 100 pounds. These huge fish are rare, as most mature chinook are under 50 pounds.

    Spawning
    Most chinook spawn in large rivers such as the Columbia and Snake, although they will also use smaller streams with sufficient water flow. They tend to spawn in the mainstem of streams, where the water flow is high. Because of their size they are able to spawn in larger gravel than most other salmon.

    Chinook spawn on both sides of the Cascade Range, and some fish travel hundreds of miles upstream before they reach their spawning grounds. Because of the distance, these fish enter streams early and comprise the spring and summer runs. Fall runs spawn closer to the ocean and more often use small coastal streams. All chinook reach their spawning grounds by fall, in time to spawn.

    Rearing
    Chinook fry rear in freshwater from three months to a year, depending on the race of chinook and the location. Spring chinook tend to stay in streams for a year; fish in northern areas, where the streams are less productive and growth is slower, also tend to stay longer. Rearing chinook fry use mainstems and their tributaries.

    For more information on Chinook salmon see: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/salmon/chinook.html

  • Information & Facts courtesy of WDFW.WA.GOV

    Coho salmonSpecies Name
    Coho salmon
    (Oncorhynchus kisutch)

    Common Names
    Silver salmon

    Size Range
    6-12 lbs, up to 31 lbs

    State Record
    25.34 lbs; Martin Cooper; Sekiu; September 28, 2001

    Description
    Coho are a very popular sport fish in Puget Sound. This species uses coastal streams and tributaries, and is often present in small neighborhood streams. Coho can even be found in urban settings if their needs of cold, clean, year-round water are met.

    Spawning
    Coho spawn in small coastal streams and the tributaries of larger rivers. They prefer areas of mid-velocity water with small to medium sized gravels. Because they use small streams with limited space, they must use many such streams to successfully reproduce, which is why coho can be found in virtually every small coastal stream with a year-round flow.

    Returning coho often gather at the mouths of streams and wait for the water flow to rise, such as after a rain storm, before heading upstream. The higher flows and deeper water enable the fish to pass obstacles, such as logs across the stream or beaver dams, that would otherwise be impassable.

    Rearing
    Coho have a very regular life history. They are deposited in the gravel as eggs in the fall, emerge from the gravel the next spring, and in their second spring go to sea, about 18 months after being deposited. Coho fry are usually found in the pools of small coastal streams and the tributaries of larger rivers.

    For more information on Coho salmon see: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/salmon/coho.html

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