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  Coho Salmon: Wildlife Notebook Series - Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch (Walbaum)) also called silver salmon, are found in coastal waters of Alaska from Southeast to Point Hope on the Chukchi Sea and in the Yukon River to the Alaska-Yukon border.
Coho are extremely adaptable and occur in nearly all accessible bodies of fresh water-from large transboundary watersheds to small tributaries.
Coho are spectacular fighters and the most acrobatic of the Pacific salmon, and on light tackle provide a thrilling and memorable fishing experience.
www.adfg.state.ak.us /pubs/notebook/fish/coho.php   (738 words)

  TU California: Coho Salmon
Coho salmon populations found in the drainages south of the San Francisco Bay are termed ‘southern coho salmon'.
Overall, coho populations in California are the southernmost for the species and presumably have adapted to the extreme conditions (for coho salmon) of many coastal streams.
Coho salmon in California, including hatchery stocks, presently are less than 6% of their abundance during the 1940s, with probably at least a 70% decline in numbers since the 1960s.
www.tucalifornia.org /coho.htm   (3365 words)

 Coho Explained
The salmon that we have chosen to study is the Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).
A wild salmon is a fish that is born in a stream, migrates to the ocean and returns to the same stream it was born in to spawn.
is a salmon that is born in a hatchery, migrates to the ocean, and returns to the hatchery to spawn.
www.cohosalmon.com /coho_explained.htm   (1845 words)

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Salmon, common name applied to fishes of the salmon family, Salmonidae, characterized by an elongate body covered with small cycloid (rounded, with smooth edges) scales and possessing an adipose (fleshy) fin between the dorsal fin and tail.
Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch(Walbaum)) also called silver salmon, are found in coastal waters of Alaska from Southeast to Point Hope on the Chukchi Sea and in the Yukon River to the Alaska-Yukon border.
Coho salmon have fl spotting confined to the back and upper lobe of the caudal fin (which in most cases is absent).
www.stemnet.nf.ca /CITE/salmon.htm   (945 words)

 COHO SALMON FACTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Coho salmon spawn in the same environment as chinook salmon; however, coho prefer lower stream velocity, shallower water and smaller gravel.
Once reaching the estuaries, coho salmon fall prey to a number of other species and may be impacted by human changes, such as shoreline development, residential drainage and the filling of marine wetlands.
Coho salmon is commercially fished from Northern California north to Norton Sound in Alaska; 75% of the total U.S. catch comes from Alaska.
www.psmfc.org /habitat/edu_coho_facts.html   (470 words)

 Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries
Coho salmon have dark metallic blue or greenish backs with silver sides and a light belly and there are small fl spots on the back and upper lobe of the tail while in the ocean.
Coho salmon adults migrate from a marine environment into freshwater streams and rivers of their birth in order to mate (called anadromy).
As the time for migration to the sea approaches, juvenile coho salmon lose their parr marks, a pattern of vertical bars and spots useful for camouflage, and gain the dark back and light belly coloration used by fish living in open water.
www.nmfs.noaa.gov /pr/species/fish/cohosalmon.htm   (707 words)

 Coho Salmon
Coho (silver) salmon are anadromous fish that are born and live in fresh water as juveniles and then migrate to the ocean as adults before returning to their natal streams to spawn.
Coho are dependent on cool, clear, sustained flows and the stable structural elements of streams in old-growth forests.
Unfortunately, the listing of the coho does not guarantee meaningful protection of the remaining coho salmon, or their habitat, will occur, and more pressure from active citizens and groups like EPIC will be needed if the coho are to recover from the brink of extinction.
www.wildcalifornia.org /projects/endangered_species/coho.html   (562 words)

 WDFW -- Salmon Facts: An Informational Guide to Our State's Natural Treasure
Coho fry are usually found in the pools of small coastal streams and the tributaries of larger rivers.
This is the smallest of the fall-spawning Pacific salmon.
Big rivers are used by pink salmon in the lower reaches, chinook in the mainstem and larger tributaries, coho in small tribs, and steelhead in the uppermost tributaries.
www.wdfw.wa.gov /outreach/fishing/salmon.htm   (2411 words)

 BAY NATURE: Welcoming the Coho Salmon Back to West Marin
The leafless willow thickets are tinged bronze, russet as a salmon’s flank.
How salmon manage to migrate over great distances and return to their natal streams is still a mystery, but we do know that their sense of smell is perhaps the most acute in the animal kingdom, that they can discriminate between different streams, and, apparently, discern the singular scent of their own birth stream.
The salmon are the nerves of this stream, and we feel the stream’s life through their energetic return, a return that spawns our memories and our imaginations and redresses, after all, that distance from the natural world that society promotes.
www.baynature.com /2001fall/salmon_fall2001.html   (4385 words)

 Eagle Creek
This crystal clear water comes from 19 underground springs at a year around temperature of 47 to 50 degrees F. The creek is 1000 feet in length and flows at a rate of 11 cubic feet/ second or 4937 gallons/minute.
Coho Salmon require small to medium sized rock to spawn in.
In 1998, the Salmon Coalition began placing surplus Coho Salmon Carcasses from the Sol Duc Salmon Hatchery in the creek.
www.cohosalmon.com /eagle_creek.htm   (925 words)

 Coho salmon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch, from the Russian кижуч kisutch) is a species of anadromous fish in the salmon family.
Coho salmon are the backbone of the Alaska troll fishery, however, the majority are caught by the net fishery (Gillnet and Seine).
Coho salmon average 3.5% by fish of the annual Alaska salmon harvest; 5.9% by weight of the annual Alaska salmon harvest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coho_salmon   (535 words)

 Coho salmon, the fighter of the Pacific salmon
Coho are smaller than chinook, but their relative abundance and unpredictable fighting style make them the favorite game fish of the salmon family among Washington anglers.
Unlike the other salmon, coho fry remain in their natal stream for a full year after hatching and, for this reason, they are exposed more than the other species to the hazards of predation, pollution, floods, droughts, and other perils common in areas of heavy population.
Like chinook, coho are also a favorite of freshwater anglers when the adult coho return to their natal streams to spawn.
www.oncosportfishing.com /coho.htm   (507 words)

 Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Pacific Region | Pacific Salmon | Salmon Facts|Coho Salmon
These salmon are found in most BC coastal streams and in many streams from California to Alaska, but their major territory lies between the Columbia River and the Cook Inlet in Alaska.
Coho spawn in over half of the 1500 streams in BC and Yukon for which records are available.
While most coho salmon return to fresh water as mature adults at three years of age, some mature earlier and migrate to their home streams as jacks at only two years.
www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca /species/salmon/salmon_facts/coho_e.htm   (485 words)

 WDFW - Commercial selective harvest of coho salmon and Chinook salmon on the Willapa River using tangle nets and gill ...
The tangle net was as effective for capturing coho salmon as the conventional gill net, and fish were generally captured in good condition.
The immediate survival (from capture to release from the boat) of adult coho salmon captured in the gill net was 89.6%, compared to 86.8% from the tangle net.
Coho salmon released from the tangle nets were recovered at about 22.7%, compared to 25.5% from the gill net.
wdfw.wa.gov /fish/commercial/selective/willapa_selective.htm   (1273 words)

 Coho Salmon
Silver salmon, hook nose salmon, blueback salmon, jack salmon, salmon trout, silverside salmon and white salmon.
The Coho salmon or the Silver Salmon is bluish-fl with silver sides in saltwater; fl spots on the back and upper part of the caudal fin.
Coho salmon spawn in coastal streams from Northern Japan to the Anadyr River in Siberia and from Monterey Bay in California and Point Hope in Alaska.
www.salmon.room.net /coho.htm   (610 words)

 Puget Sound Shorelines: Species - Salmon: Estuary Use   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
In general, larger salmon such as sockeye, coho and chinook yearlings are less dependent on estuaries and may pass through relatively rapidly.
Sockeye salmon have greatly declined over the last 70 years and in some areas are now extinct.
Some coho never leave coastal waters and return early to spawn as immature "jacks." Another "ocean type" coho migrates as fry to brackish waters in estuaries.
www.ecy.wa.gov /programs/sea/pugetsound/species/salmon_est.html   (994 words)

Occasionally the coho is referred to as the blueback; however, this is confusing, for blueback is generally regarded as one of the common names for the sea-run cutthroat.
Coho tend to darken quickly after entering their natal streams; their heads turn a greenish color and the sides change to brown or maroon with a red lateral slash.
Oregon coho eggs were transplanted to the Great Lakes in the mid-50s and they have developed into a highly successful and popular gamefish there, with good natural spawning occurring in dozens of streams.
www.coldsteelsportfishing.com /salmon.htm   (511 words)

 DNR - Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch
Like the chinook, coho are native to the Pacific coast of North America, and to parts of Asia.
Most coho spend about 18 months in the lake, then return to their parent streams to spawn (at age three or four).
Coho are preyed upon by predatory fish and birds while they are small, and residual numbers of sea lampreys also take their toll of coho populations.
www.michigan.gov /dnr/0,1607,7-153-10364_18958-45666--,00.html   (329 words)

 Coho Salmon Fishing Tips
In the Great Lakes, you will find that salmon that are feeding tend to hang-out in a 53 degree thermal layer which is where the bait fish usually are.
The salmon will hit other lures but I think at this time of year, the salmon are aggressive and agitated and tent to hit rattle baits more then anything.
I have seen people get salmon on green, red and purple but the guys who get the most salmon were using white, silver or gold.
www.cohosalmon.ca /salmon.htm   (850 words)

 Fishes of Minnesota-Coho salmon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Naturally reproduced coho begin and end their lives in streams of the North Shore and spend the years in between in the "big lake." Coho have been introduced into several inland lakes but generally have not done well there.
The young and small immature coho are eaten by brown and lake trout.
Coho salmon are one of the top 3 sport fish in Minnesota waters of Lake Superior.
www.gen.umn.edu /research/fish/fishes/coho_salmon.html   (586 words)

 Fly Fishing Coho Salmon - Mining for Silver
Coho Salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, or Silver Salmon as they are also called, get their name from their beautiful silver sides.
Like other Pacific Salmon, they return to their natal streams in the fall to spawn and it is during this return that they make such great quarry for the adventurous fly angler.
Salmon are programmed to head up river as far as possible so that they can spawn and nothing says this louder than when rivers are rising.
www.washingtonflyfishing.com /columns/flyfishing_coho_salmon.htm   (1361 words)

 fly fishing for coho salmon in washington, puget sound, hood canal, and oregon
A favorite amongst fly anglers, Coho Salmon are well known for both their aggressiveness towards a fly and for their acrobatics once hooked.
Coho in the northern regions of Washington state are often about 1/3 size smaller than those in southern Washington.
Coho start gathering in the estuaries in late July and early August and can be targeted in the estuaries during this time.
www.northwestflyfisherman.com /cohosalmon.htm   (359 words)

 Salmon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Salmon are oily fish native to the North Temperate Zone.
Coho, or silver salmon, is known for its red color and its versatility.
Lastly, Pink salmon (also known as humpback or humpie) are the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific species; the flesh is light in color and delicately flavored.
www.kroger.com /hn/Food_Guide/Salmon.htm   (1245 words)

 Fishing for Silver Salmon in Alaska
Yet another member of the family 'Salmonidae', the Silver or Coho Salmon is one of the most exciting to fish for largely because of its antics when hooked, but it is also a delicious tasting salmon that can sometimes run in very large numbers.
In many native cultures, salmon have a great impact on the way of life, and it can even be said that native life largely revolved around the annual salmon runs.
Salmon had a place in the stories told by elders, in the artwork of the people, and some of the names for the months of the year had to do with the salmon running at that time.
www.fishalaskamagazine.com /fish/silver_salmon.htm   (944 words)

 Salmon: Minnesota DNR
Salmon, Coho: 10 pounds, 6.5 ounces, 27.3 inches, Lake Superior (Lake County), 11/07/1970.
Coho salmon, also called silver salmon, are smaller, averaging only about 3 to 4 pounds.
The smallest salmon is the pink, or humpy (referring to the large hump on the back that males develop during breeding season).
www.dnr.state.mn.us /fish/salmon   (207 words)

 Coho Salmon News Release 12-05
Other efforts to restore coho populations exist elsewhere in California and the Pacific Northwest, but the Russian River project is one of few attempts to resurrect viable coho populations with a captive broodstock program.
Biologists believe coho numbers dropped in the late 1990s to a mere 100 adult fish in the entire Russian River system, a precipitous decline caused by factors such as loss and degradation of freshwater habitat and changing ocean conditions.
Healthy populations of coho salmon remain scarce throughout their Central California Coast range - an area extending from the Mattole River in Humboldt County to the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz County.
www-csgc.ucsd.edu /STORIES/CohoSalmon05.html   (1709 words)

 Coho Salmon
Among the five species of Pacific salmon, the coho and chinook are the most important to anglers.
While the coho does not grow as large as the chinook, it is the more acrobatic fighter and a highly prized gamefish.
Also known as the silver salmon, the coho is an anadromous fish--meaning it is hatched in a freshwater river or stream, migrates to the ocean (or a large lake, as is the case with some cohos) where it feeds and grows rapidly, then returns to its natal river to spawn.
www.fieldandstream.com /fieldstream/fishing/fishfinder/article/0,13440,196979,00.html?selectMenu=/fieldstream/fishing/fishfinder/article/0,13440,196979,00.html   (600 words)

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