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Salmon, King.....(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Discussion in 'Fish Reference Photos' started by AnglingArtisan, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    Jeff suggested adding to his thread from awhile back about fresh run kings; the post page there suggested starting a new thread, so here it is.

    This was a Nushagak River king, caught fairly early in the run (late June). It's from a few years ago (before I understood the value of good reference photos, or I would have taken photos at the boat live). I don't remember the exact size but I believe it was in the high 30 inch range and around 20 pounds or so.
     
  2. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    Re: King (Chinook) Salmon/ Fresh (silver) run/ SW Alaska

    Whole fish
     

  3. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    Re: King (Chinook) Salmon/ Fresh (silver) run/ SW Alaska

    Top half/dorsal
     
  4. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    Re: King (Chinook) Salmon/ Fresh (silver) run/ SW Alaska

    Anal fin
     
  5. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    Re: King (Chinook) Salmon/ Fresh (silver) run/ SW Alaska

    Gill cover and front third
     
  6. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    Re: King (Chinook) Salmon/ Fresh (silver) run/ SW Alaska

    Head
     
  7. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    Re: King (Chinook) Salmon/ Fresh (silver) run/ SW Alaska

    Mid body
     
  8. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    Re: King (Chinook) Salmon/ Fresh (silver) run/ SW Alaska

    Pectoral fin
     
  9. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    Re: King (Chinook) Salmon/ Fresh (silver) run/ SW Alaska

    Tail
     
  10. J. Sonner

    J. Sonner New Member

    Re: King (Chinook) Salmon/ Fresh (silver) run/ SW Alaska

    Great pics Terry. Thanks for the posting. I love McManus.
     
  11. J. Sonner

    J. Sonner New Member

    These are pics of a fish that has been in the river a couple weeks and has gone through a drastic color and body shape change. This particular fish was full of roe that was very loose so I assume that she was ready to spawn any day. This particular fish was dead for approx. 4-5 hrs. prior to these pics so I was very hesitant to post them here, but they show great spotting and some other details that may be useful. These pics are clickable and will open in a new window for viewing. Enjoy.
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  12. YukonBlue

    YukonBlue New Member

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    Here are some basic pictures of a late August King Salmon from Lake Michigan.
     
  13. YukonBlue

    YukonBlue New Member

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    Re: King Salmon - Fall / Great Lakes

    And here are the last two...
     
  14. J. Sonner

    J. Sonner New Member

    Re: anti-typical south central king salmon jack. (green phase)

    Beautiful fish. They look like our kings here in the great lakes also as they are starting to change.
     
  15. J. Sonner

    J. Sonner New Member

    Re: King Salmon (south central Aalaska)

    great pics. thanks for sharing.
     
  16. Just got back from Shebogen,Wi.Had a great tim e fishing.Got two king worth mounting.These photos will help my paining them.Thanks to all.
     
  17. Here's another fish....Alaskan king....hen....ocean fresh.....nearly 40 lbs on a 5 wt flyrod......great looking, tastes wonderful......Up here they tend to get darker the siltier the river is.....kings just in the Copper River are nearly black.....then ours always go pretty red.....

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    That's about it.....I'll place these in the reference section also......

    Brian
     
  18. luke19231

    luke19231 New Member

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    Southwest alaskan spawners
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    luke19231 New Member

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