Chum Salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

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  • Chum Salmon |  Photo: K. Mueller, USFWS
  • Chum Salmon |  Photo: K. Mueller, USFWS by v8.6m

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Basic Information

Other names

Dog Salmon, Keta Salmon






Chum Salmon are generally up to 42 inches in length.


Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) facts, description, habitat, range, pictures and fly fishing tips to help you catch and identify the fish.


Bering Sea to California

What does the Chum Salmon look like?

Chum Salmon have a silvery/blue coloration in the ocean. When they are spawning in freshwater they develop streaking purple blotches.

How to catch Chum Salmon

Alaska is your best chance for landing a big one.

Chum Salmon Facts

Chum Salmon have the largest range of all the Pacific salmon and is the least commercially valuable. There are very few Chum Runs left in the U.S. outside of Alaska.

Chum Salmon Distribution

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