Identify this fish.

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  1. Gregg H

    Gregg H Member

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    "Identify" MORE PICS FOUND!!

    I landed this fish while striper fishing in the delta in N Cal on friday. The new pics show more black on the gums and nice spots on her tail.
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  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Looks like a Coho. White gums
     
  3. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    iagree
     
  4. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I'll go along with OMJ and say Coho, and a fat one at that!
     
  5. Steelie Mike

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    Since you caught at in the Delta, I would think it is a chinook, but the gums do make it look like a coho. I do not remember any rivers down there that still had any left. Awesome bycatch! How is the striper fishing down there this year?
     
  6. Gregg H

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    Spots on his head, are you sure?
     
  7. Steelie Mike

    Steelie Mike Active Member

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    The gum line at the base of the teeth should be dark, which looks like white or gray in the picture. Both silvers and chinook can have spots on their head. Well at least that is what I recall. Here is our chinook identification from WDFW.

    How big was it?
     
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    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Just a guess but, it looks like an atlantic salmon.
     
  9. Split Bamboo

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    It looks like a King, 'cept the gums. The spots say King as well.
     
  10. Steelie Mike

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    That is the first thing I thought as well. Do you have any other pictures of the fish to drool over and examine?
     
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    chinook
     
  12. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I've caught plenty of coho with spots like that
     
  13. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Salmon, Sounds like a good day. How big was he, And how did he fight compared to the Striper's.
     
  14. stewart dee

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    That fish you have there is a fugitive, an escapement from the farm.
     
  15. SilverFly

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    Can't tell from the gumline but everything else says nooky to me (checkered spots, shape of the head.) Does N. Cal get a late (apparently very late) coho run? If only the internet had smellavision, - I could ID that pig for sure.

    Lucky bastiche.