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 (122) 11-21-2018 Alsea, OR
Yaquina River (118) 11-21-2018 Newport, OR
 

Clackamas County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Clackamas River (10) 12-12-2018 Estacada, OR
Molalla River (1) 4-10-2018 Molalla, OR
Sandy River (5) 12-12-2018 Sandy, OR
 

Clatsop County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Buoy 10 (3) 8-9-2017 Pacific Ocean,
Necanicum River (9) 3-27-2018 Seaside, OR
Nehalem River (86) 11-21-2018 Nehalm, OR
 

Columbia County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Columbia River (85) 9-27-2018  
Nehalem River (86) 11-21-2018 Nehalm, OR
 

Coos County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Coos River (139) 11-27-2018 Coos Bay, OR
Coquille River (137) 11-27-2018 Coquille, OR
Sixes River (1) 3-1-2018 Port Orford, OR
 

Curry County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Chetco River (253) 12-15-2018 Brookings, OR
Elk River (84) 11-27-2018 Port Orford, OR
Floras Lake (136) 11-27-2018 Port Orford, OR
Garrison Lake (69) 11-27-2018 Port Orford, OR
Port of Brookings Harbor (22) 10-20-2018 Brookings, OR
Rogue Bay (6) 10-6-2018 Gold Beach, OR
Rogue River (38) 11-8-2018 Gold Beach, OR
Sixes River (1) 3-1-2018 Port Orford, OR
 

Douglas County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
North Umpqua River (25) 12-31-2007 Roseburg, OR
Rogue River (38) 11-8-2018 Gold Beach, OR
Smith River (63) 11-13-2018 Reedsport, OR
Umpqua River (25) 9-15-2018 Roseburg, OR
 

Grant County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
John Day River (1) 12-5-2018 Dayville, OR
 

Harney County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
John Day River (1) 12-5-2018 Dayville, OR
 

Jackson County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Fish Lake (134) 11-27-2018 Lakecreek, OR
Rogue River (38) 11-8-2018 Gold Beach, OR
 

Josephine County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Rogue River (38) 11-8-2018 Gold Beach, OR
 

Klamath County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Rogue River (38) 11-8-2018 Gold Beach, OR
 

Lane County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Alsea River (122) 11-21-2018 Alsea, OR
Middle Fork Willamette (2) 12-12-2018 Springfield, OR
Siuslaw River (111) 11-21-2018 Florence, OR
Upper McKenzie (1) 9-19-2013 OR,
Willamette River (9) 11-7-2018 Portland, OR
 

Lincoln County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Alsea River (122) 11-21-2018 Alsea, OR
Salmon River (120) 11-21-2018 Otis, OR
Siletz River (128) 11-21-2018 Lincoln City, OR
Yaquina River (118) 11-21-2018 Newport, OR
 

Linn County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Detroit Reservoir (4) 12-12-2018 Detroit, OR
Green Peter Reservoir (1) 5-10-2018 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 (4) 12-12-2018 Detroit, OR
 

Multnomah County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Columbia River (85) 9-27-2018  
Lower Willamette River (3) 6-9-2017 Oregon City, OR
Sandy River (5) 12-12-2018 Sandy, OR
 

Polk County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Salmon River (120) 11-21-2018 Otis, OR
Siletz River (128) 11-21-2018 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 (128) 11-21-2018 Idaville, OR
Nehalem River (86) 11-21-2018 Nehalm, OR
Nestucca River (164) 11-21-2018 Pacific, OR
Salmon River (120) 11-21-2018 Otis, OR
Tillamook Bay (71) 7-23-2018 Bay City, OR
Trask River (133) 11-21-2018 Tillamook , OR
Wilson River (130) 11-21-2018 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 (164) 11-21-2018 Pacific, OR