Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)


Chinook Salmon
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Oncorhynchus
Species: O. tshawytscha
The body of the chinook salmon is elongate and somewhat compressed. The head is conical. The color is bluish to dark gray above, becoming silvery on the sides and belly. There are black spots on the back and on both lobes of the tail. While five species of salmon occur along the Pacific Coast, over 99% of all salmon caught in the ocean off California are either chinook or cohos. Chinook and coho salmon can be distinguished by the color of the lining of the gums at the base of the teeth. In chinook salmon, this lining is blackish, while in cohos it is white.


Baker County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Snake River (12) 10-31-2018  
 

Benton County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Alsea River (128) 3-13-2019 Alsea, OR
Yaquina River (119) 2-6-2019 Newport, OR
 

Clackamas County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Clackamas River (15) 3-13-2019 Estacada, OR
Molalla River (3) 2-27-2019 Molalla, OR
Sandy River (9) 3-13-2019 Sandy, OR
 

Clatsop County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Buoy 10 (3) 8-9-2017 Pacific Ocean,
Necanicum River (11) 2-27-2019 Seaside, OR
Nehalem River (87) 2-20-2019 Nehalm, OR
 

Columbia County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Columbia River (90) 3-13-2019  
Nehalem River (87) 2-20-2019 Nehalm, OR
 

Coos County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Coos River (143) 2-6-2019 Coos Bay, OR
Coquille River (139) 2-6-2019 Coquille, OR
Sixes River (3) 2-6-2019 Port Orford, OR
 

Curry County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Chetco River (274) 3-16-2019 Brookings, OR
Elk River (85) 1-24-2019 Port Orford, OR
Floras Lake (136) 11-27-2018 Port Orford, OR
Garrison Lake (71) 2-6-2019 Port Orford, OR
Port of Brookings Harbor (22) 10-20-2018 Brookings, OR
Rogue Bay (7) 1-19-2019 Gold Beach, OR
Rogue River Lower (41) 2-6-2019 Gold Beach, OR
Sixes River (3) 2-6-2019 Port Orford, OR
 

Douglas County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
North Umpqua River (25) 12-31-2007 Roseburg, OR
Rogue River Lower (41) 2-6-2019 Gold Beach, OR
Smith River (64) 1-24-2019 Reedsport, OR
Umpqua River (34) 2-17-2019 Roseburg, OR
 

Grant County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
John Day River (4) 2-6-2019 Dayville, OR
 

Harney County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
John Day River (4) 2-6-2019 Dayville, OR
 

Jackson County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Fish Lake (137) 2-6-2019 Lakecreek, OR
Rogue River Lower (41) 2-6-2019 Gold Beach, OR
 

Josephine County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Rogue River Lower (41) 2-6-2019 Gold Beach, OR
 

Klamath County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Rogue River Lower (41) 2-6-2019 Gold Beach, OR
 

Lane County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Alsea River (128) 3-13-2019 Alsea, OR
Middle Fork Willamette (2) 12-12-2018 Springfield, OR
Siuslaw River (114) 2-27-2019 Florence, OR
Upper McKenzie (1) 9-19-2013 OR,
Willamette River (13) 3-17-2019 Portland, OR
 

Lincoln County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Alsea River (128) 3-13-2019 Alsea, OR
Salmon River (121) 2-6-2019 Otis, OR
Siletz River (133) 2-27-2019 Lincoln City, OR
Yaquina River (119) 2-6-2019 Newport, OR
 

Linn County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Detroit Reservoir (5) 2-6-2019 Detroit, OR
Green Peter Reservoir (2) 2-6-2019 Sweet, OR
North Santiam River (30) 12-31-2007 Stayton, OR
South Santiam River (16) 12-31-2007 Jefferson, OR
 

Marion County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Detroit Reservoir (5) 2-6-2019 Detroit, OR
 

Multnomah County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Columbia River (90) 3-13-2019  
Lower Willamette River (3) 6-9-2017 Oregon City, OR
Sandy River (9) 3-13-2019 Sandy, OR
 

Polk County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Salmon River (121) 2-6-2019 Otis, OR
Siletz River (133) 2-27-2019 Lincoln City, OR
 

Sherman County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Lower Deschutes River (52) 10-12-2013 Maupin, OR
 

Tillamook County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Kilchis River (131) 3-13-2019 Idaville, OR
Nehalem River (87) 2-20-2019 Nehalm, OR
Nestucca River (168) 3-13-2019 Pacific, OR
Salmon River (121) 2-6-2019 Otis, OR
Tillamook Bay (71) 7-23-2018 Bay City, OR
Trask River (136) 3-13-2019 Tillamook , OR
Wilson River (135) 3-13-2019 Tillamook , OR
 

Union County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Grande Ronde River (11) 12-5-2018 Colville, OR
Wallowa River (2) 12-5-2018 Wallowa , OR
 

Wallowa County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Grande Ronde River (11) 12-5-2018 Colville, OR
Wallowa River (2) 12-5-2018 Wallowa , OR
 

Wasco County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Lower Deschutes River (52) 10-12-2013 Maupin, OR
 

Washington County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Snake River (12) 10-31-2018  
 

Yamhill County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Nestucca River (168) 3-13-2019 Pacific, OR