Coho

White gums, white mouth and black tongue.

Bright silver/metallic blue, lightly spotted back.

Squared, silver tail with wide base. Upper tail usually lightly spotted.

  
Also known as the Blueback or Silver, Coho Salmon come in all sizes and range widely in weight up to 30 lbs.

Length

50 to 60 cm (20 to 24 inches)+

Weight

3 to 11 kg (6 to 25 lbs+)

Habitat

Ocean and rivers along both sides of the North Pacific. In B.C., they are widespread and can be caught in both tidal and freshwater.

Fishing

Peak run August to September. Light tackle and flashy bait/lures near the surface are popular.

Cooking

Medium dryness and fat. Poaching is popular.

Notices

All retained Coho must measure 30 cm+ (12 inches)

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