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 (16) 12-20-2019  
 

Benton County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Alsea River (135) 2-12-2020 Alsea, OR
Yaquina River (121) 1-2-2020 Newport, OR
 

Clackamas County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Clackamas River (25) 1-2-2020 Estacada, OR
Molalla River (7) 1-2-2020 Molalla, OR
Sandy River (15) 1-14-2020 Sandy, OR
 

Clatsop County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Buoy 10 (5) 9-17-2019 Pacific Ocean,
Necanicum River (14) 1-2-2020 Seaside, OR
Nehalem River (94) 2-12-2020 Nehalm, OR
 

Columbia County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Columbia River (111) 2-15-2020  
Nehalem River (94) 2-12-2020 Nehalm, OR
 

Coos County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Coos River (149) 1-2-2020 Coos Bay, OR
Coquille River (147) 2-12-2020 Coquille, OR
Sixes River (8) 2-13-2020 Port Orford, OR
 

Curry County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Chetco River (298) 2-13-2020 Brookings, OR
Elk River (90) 1-30-2020 Port Orford, OR
Floras Lake (139) 1-2-2020 Port Orford, OR
Garrison Lake (77) 1-2-2020 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 (62) 2-6-2020 Gold Beach, OR
Sixes River (8) 2-13-2020 Port Orford, OR
 

Douglas County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
North Umpqua River (26) 10-2-2019 Roseburg, OR
Rogue River Lower (62) 2-6-2020 Gold Beach, OR
Smith River (70) 2-5-2020 Reedsport, OR
Umpqua River (48) 2-12-2020 Roseburg, OR
 

Grant County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
John Day River (11) 2-1-2020 Dayville, OR
 

Harney County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
John Day River (11) 2-1-2020 Dayville, OR
 

Jackson County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Fish Lake (143) 1-2-2020 Lakecreek, OR
Rogue River Lower (62) 2-6-2020 Gold Beach, OR
 

Jefferson County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Lake Billy Chinook (6) 1-2-2020 Culvar, OR
 

Josephine County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Rogue River Lower (62) 2-6-2020 Gold Beach, OR
 

Klamath County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Rogue River Lower (62) 2-6-2020 Gold Beach, OR
 

Lane County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Alsea River (135) 2-12-2020 Alsea, OR
Middle Fork Willamette (5) 1-2-2020 Springfield, OR
Siuslaw River (119) 2-12-2020 Florence, OR
Upper McKenzie (4) 10-2-2019 OR,
Willamette River (22) 1-2-2020 Portland, OR
 

Lincoln County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Alsea River (135) 2-12-2020 Alsea, OR
Salmon River (122) 1-2-2020 Otis, OR
Yaquina River (121) 1-2-2020 Newport, OR
 

Linn County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Detroit Reservoir (10) 1-2-2020 Detroit, OR
Green Peter Reservoir (7) 1-2-2020 Sweet, OR
North Santiam River (32) 6-17-2019 Stayton, OR
 

Marion County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Detroit Reservoir (10) 1-2-2020 Detroit, OR
 

Multnomah County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Columbia River (111) 2-15-2020  
Lower Willamette River (1) 11-5-2013 Oregon City, OR
Sandy River (15) 1-14-2020 Sandy, OR
 

Polk County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Salmon River (122) 1-2-2020 Otis, OR
 

Sherman County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Lower Deschutes River (60) 2-6-2020 Maupin, OR
 

Tillamook County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Kilchis River (133) 1-2-2020 Idaville, OR
Nehalem River (94) 2-12-2020 Nehalm, OR
Nestucca River (173) 2-12-2020 Pacific, OR
Salmon River (122) 1-2-2020 Otis, OR
Tillamook Bay (74) 12-5-2019 Bay City, OR
Trask River (140) 2-12-2020 Tillamook , OR
Wilson River (141) 2-12-2020 Tillamook , OR
 

Union County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Grande Ronde River (19) 2-11-2020 Colville, OR
Wallowa River (5) 1-2-2020 Wallowa , OR
 

Wallowa County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Grande Ronde River (19) 2-11-2020 Colville, OR
Wallowa River (5) 1-2-2020 Wallowa , OR
 

Wasco County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Lower Deschutes River (60) 2-6-2020 Maupin, OR
 

Washington County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Snake River (16) 12-20-2019  
 

Yamhill County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Nestucca River (173) 2-12-2020 Pacific, OR