Common Names: Coho Salmon, Coho, Silver Salmon, Blueback, Sea Trout
Identification: Adults are steel blue to slightly green on the
back, brilliant silver on the sides, and white on the belly.
There are small black spots on the back, sides above the lateral
line, base of the dorsal fin, and upper half of the caudal fin.
Coho differ from the Chinook and other salmonids of the Great
Lakes by having the inside of their teeth set in hite gums,
their tail slightly forked with spots on he top half, and
havining 12-15 rays in thir anal fin.
Lake Michigan Sport Catch in
Wisconsin : 75,000-200,000 per year
Preferred Temperature Range: 54-57
Length: 11-26 inches
Weight: 5-12 pounds.
8/17/75; 24 pounds, 6 ounces, Lake Michigan