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Chum Salmon

Today we take a look at the Chum Salmon, also referred to as Dog Salmon, Keta and Chub.  One of the largest salmon species in the world, second only to the Chinook Salmon.  When entering freshwater, they gain these strange white stripes, giving them a tiger look!

Chum Salmon do not stay in freshwater for long, like the other species of salmon.  When they hatch they head straight to salt water.

Chum can grow up to 3.5 feet long and up to 35 pounds, but average 8-15 pounds.  Typically they will spawn between 3 and 6 years old, with females able to lay 2000-4000 eggs each.  One of the most abundant salmon in the Pacific Ocean.

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