Learn to properly identify a Coho Salmon

*The information below was taken from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


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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