Chinook Salmon

by Fly Fisherman

Except that he doesn’t take a fly, the greatest fresh water game fish in America is the Chinook or King salmon. By far the largest of Pacific salmon, the Chinook, fresh run from the sea, fights with all the speed and aerial acrobatics of the
Atlantic salmon. In addition, the average Chinook is about twice as big as his Eastern cousin; his deep, chunky build gives the King a driving power that the Atlantic fish doesn’t have.
In the estuaries of Pacific Coast streams where so many Chinook are caught, there is plenty of room in which to play the fish—much as you would in the ocean. BUT—if you tie into a forty pound Chinook fifty miles up one of these coast trout rivers, you have about the greatest battle on your hands that any fresh-water fisherman ever runs into.

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