king, tyee, blackmouth (immature)
10-15 lbs, up to 135 lbs
Chinook salmon are the largest of the Pacific salmon, with some individuals growing to more than
100 pounds. These huge fish are rare; most mature chinook are less than 50 pounds.
The chinook has a dark mouth and black gums
at the base of its teeth. Immature chinook are known as a "blackmouth".
Both the upper and lower lobes of the tail are covered with spots and silver is prominent.