Area 13 SRC/Coho reoort

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Tom P., Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Cruik

    Cruik Active Member

    Awesome fish. Man, that is a weird dot. I landed a 24 pound King at Westport ten years ago with a similar dot. Anyone know what it is? I can't imagine it's a hatchery marking, although that was the explanation the charter boat captain gave me at the time.
     
  2. weiliwen

    weiliwen Active Member

    I think the fish was rusty.
     
  3. Dipnet

    Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

    I've seen those yellow belly spots on Puget Sound salmon over the years and simply assumed they were due to something natural.

    Your question got me thinking again so I gave the question to our old friend "Google" and here's the only information I was able to find:

    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_52259_48361-316009--,00.html
     
  4. Cruik

    Cruik Active Member

    Ha! Interesting. I did a little more research and they kind of sound like fishy birthmarks.