test your skills against a mighty tough Yukon fighting fish ..salmon
Chinook male snout is elongated and strongly hooked. The adult fish
average 15-20 pounds, but fish of 65 pounds have been taken in the Yukon
River or its tributaries. The young spend their first year in freshwater
lakes or quiet backwaters of the mainstem Yukon before migrating downstream
as smolts. They arrive back as 4-7 year old fish ready to spawn.
Young coho salmon reach the ocean before the end of their first year
and return to spawn in the Alsek-Tatshenshini River system, e.g. Klukshu
River where anglers eagerly seek them out in late September and early
October. Cohos are also found in the Porcupine River system in the northern
part of the territory.
Kokanee are landlocked sockeye salmon and are identical to the anadromous
sockeye salmon except for their size. Kokanee are usually bright silver
bluish colour and typically trout like in appearance. At spawning time
males become bright red on the back and sides, their head becomes green
in colour with a dusky elongated snout, and a light hump forms behind
the head. During most of the year, kokanee are in deep water. In early
June they are found in shallow water in Kathleen Lake and are eagerly
sought after by anglers for their tasty flesh.
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