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 (37) 6-2-2021  
 

Benton County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Alsea River (157) 5-26-2021 Alsea, OR
Yaquina River (125) 5-26-2021 Newport, OR
 

Clackamas County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Clackamas River (43) 5-12-2021 Estacada, OR
Molalla River (8) 4-7-2020 Molalla, OR
Sandy River (34) 5-12-2021 Sandy, OR
 

Clatsop County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Buoy 10 (6) 9-3-2020 Pacific Ocean,
Necanicum River (26) 3-26-2021 Seaside, OR
Nehalem River (114) 6-9-2021 Nehalm, OR
 

Columbia County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Columbia River (169) 6-10-2021  
Nehalem River (114) 6-9-2021 Nehalm, OR
 

Coos County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Coos River (160) 5-26-2021 Coos Bay, OR
Coquille River (168) 5-26-2021 Coquille, OR
Sixes River (12) 6-2-2021 Port Orford, OR
 

Curry County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Chetco River (344) 6-2-2021 Brookings, OR
Elk River (107) 6-2-2021 Port Orford, OR
Floras Lake (290) 6-2-2021 Port Orford, OR
Garrison Lake (86) 6-2-2021 Port Orford, OR
Port of Brookings Harbor (22) 10-20-2018 Brookings, OR
Rogue Bay (8) 9-10-2020 Gold Beach, OR
Sixes River (12) 6-2-2021 Port Orford, OR
 

Douglas County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
North Umpqua River (28) 9-16-2020 Roseburg, OR
Siltcoos Lake (3) 6-2-2021 Florence, OR
Smith River (82) 5-26-2021 Reedsport, OR
Umpqua River (71) 6-2-2021 Roseburg, OR
 

Grant County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
John Day River (23) 6-2-2021 Dayville, OR
 

Harney County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
John Day River (23) 6-2-2021 Dayville, OR
 

Jackson County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Fish Lake (161) 6-9-2021 Lakecreek, OR
 

Jefferson County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Lake Billy Chinook (14) 5-19-2021 Culvar, OR
 

Josephine County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Rogue River - Middle (38) 6-2-2021 Grants Pass, OR
 

Lane County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Alsea River (157) 5-26-2021 Alsea, OR
Coast Fork Willamette River (3) 6-9-2021 Cottage Grove, OR
Siltcoos Lake (3) 6-2-2021 Florence, OR
Siuslaw River (139) 5-26-2021 Florence, OR
Upper McKenzie (5) 6-25-2020 OR,
Willamette River (33) 4-29-2021 Portland, OR
 

Lincoln County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Alsea River (157) 5-26-2021 Alsea, OR
Salmon River (126) 5-26-2021 Otis, OR
Yaquina River (125) 5-26-2021 Newport, OR
 

Linn County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Detroit Reservoir (37) 6-10-2021 Detroit, OR
Green Peter Reservoir (19) 6-2-2021 Sweet, OR
 

Marion County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Detroit Reservoir (37) 6-10-2021 Detroit, OR
 

Multnomah County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Columbia River (169) 6-10-2021  
Lower Willamette River (3) 5-19-2021 Oregon City, OR
Sandy River (34) 5-12-2021 Sandy, OR
 

Polk County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Salmon River (126) 5-26-2021 Otis, OR
 

Sherman County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Lower Deschutes River (125) 6-5-2021 Maupin, OR
 

Tillamook County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Kilchis River (148) 6-9-2021 Idaville, OR
Nehalem River (114) 6-9-2021 Nehalm, OR
Nestucca River (201) 6-2-2021 Pacific, OR
Salmon River (126) 5-26-2021 Otis, OR
Tillamook Bay (78) 6-9-2021 Bay City, OR
Trask River (168) 6-9-2021 Tillamook , OR
Wilson River (168) 6-9-2021 Tillamook , OR
 

Union County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Grande Ronde River (33) 6-2-2021 Colville, OR
Wallowa River (18) 5-26-2021 Wallowa , OR
 

Wallowa County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Wallowa River (18) 5-26-2021 Wallowa , OR
 

Wasco County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Lower Deschutes River (125) 6-5-2021 Maupin, OR
 

Washington County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Snake River (37) 6-2-2021  
 

Yamhill County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Nestucca River (201) 6-2-2021 Pacific, OR