Coho is a species of anadromous fish in the salmon family, one of the several species of Pacific salmon. Coho salmon are also known as silver salmon or “silvers”. The Rogue has experienced excellent returns of these acrobatic fighters during recent years. Coho / Silver Salmon, begin to show up in the estuary during early September and continue through October.
Coho salmon begin their lives in the ocean with silver sides and dark-blue backs. After entering the fresh water of the Rogue River, they develop bright-red sides, bluish-green heads and backs, dark bellies and dark spots on their backs. As they mature, their color turns into the more characteristic shades of pink on their bellies, and the males’ backs arch. Later the pink shades darken to a deeper red, and the males grow a hooked beak (called a Kype) during spawning.
These 8-14 pound fish are very aggressive biters so they provide lots of action! Book your silver salmon fishing trip today and you’ll be hooking these beauties too!