We talk an awful lot about ‘chrome bright salmon,’ but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t think some of the colors pacific salmon take on as they start their spawning ritual were anything short of spectacular.
We’re lucky that some of our lodges are located so close to the ocean that we’re able to target steelhead and salmon that are as bright as physically possible. However, one of the coolest parts about spending an entire season on a salmon river is that we’re able to witness the entire spawning cycle of all five species of pacific salmon, and its pretty amazing.
Most of our guests are only able to witness the presence of a couple species of salmon at a time, and often ask what other species look like during other phases of their life cycle.
So, on that note, we thought we’d share a mini-gallery of photos highlighting all five species of pacific salmon, all dolled up in full spawning colors..
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