Salmon Catch Facts

One of the questions we get from our guests are what types of fish or sea creatures will we be able to catch on our trips.
Please check thegovernment websiteregarding seasonal closures and catch limits regardin g the different types of salmon.

Salmon Table

Chinook Salmon

Salmon Table

Image from DFO

MouthTailOther distinguishing
features
Age at
maturity
Freshwater markings
Dark with black gums; large, sharp teethV-shaped silvery; spots on both lobesLarge spots on back 3 to 7 years Body turns olive brown to black
*from the DFO

Coho Salmon

Salmon Table

Image from DFO

MouthTailOther distinguishing
features
Age at
maturity
Freshwater markings
White, may have black edge, white gums; sharp, medium sized teethSquare, silver; some spots, usually on upper lobe; wide tail baseSpots on upper part of body 3 years Greenish black head, red body
*from the DFO

Pink Salmon

Salmon Table

Image from DFO

MouthTailOther distinguishing
features
Age at
maturity
Freshwater markings
White, with black gums; in marine areas, almost no teethV-shaped, no silver; large oval spots on both lobesLarge spots on back; smallest species3 years Pronounced hump on male
*from the DFO

Sockeye Salmon

Salmon Table

Image from DFO

MouthTailOther distinguishing
features
Age at
maturity
Freshwater markings
White, may have black edge, white gums; sharp, medium sized teethSquare, silver; some spots, usually on upper lobe; wide tail baseSpots on upper part of body 3 years Greenish black head, red body
*from the DFO

Chum Salmon

Salmon Table

Image from DFO

MouthTailOther distinguishing
features
Age at
maturity
Freshwater markings
White, tongue may be black; large teethNo spots, silver streaks covering about half of tail; narrow tail baseNo spots on back or tail; possible faint vertical bars on silver fish; white tip on anal fin 3 to 5 years Vertical bands on sides, may be reddish purple on male
*from the DFO
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