Salmon, chum (Oncorhynchus keta)

(Walbaum, 1792), SALMONIDAE FAMILY; also called dog salmon, fall salmon, autumn salmon
Endemic to the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, the Bering Sea, the Sea of Japan, and the Okhotsk Sea. In North America it occurs from the San Lorenzo River, California, to northwest Alaska, and east to the Peel, MacKenzie and possibly Anderson Rivers. During spawning it is known to ascend some rivers for considerable distances 1,242 mi or (2,000 km). In the MacKenzie River, N.W.T., Canada, it travels all the way to the mouth of the Hay River and to the rapids below Forth Smith on the Salve River, entering both G... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
15.87 kg (35 lb 0 oz)
Edye Pass, British Columbia, Canada
11-Jul-1995
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
71.0 cm
Wynoochee River, Washington, USA
20-Oct-2021
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
88.0 cm
Chico Creek, Washington, USA
29-Oct-2012
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
7.30 kg (16 lb 1 oz)
Abashiri, Hokkaido, Japan
10-Sep-2006
M-02 kg (4 lb)
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
30-Jul-2004
M-03 kg (6 lb)
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
31-Jul-2002
M-04 kg (8 lb)
11.60 kg (25 lb 9 oz)
Churui River, Hokkaido, Japan
21-Sep-2002
M-06 kg (12 lb)
10.43 kg (23 lb 0 oz)
Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
28-Jul-2003
M-08 kg (16 lb)
13.26 kg (29 lb 4 oz)
Kitimat River, British Columbia, Canada
27-Jul-2004
M-10 kg (20 lb)
15.87 kg (35 lb 0 oz)
Edye Pass, British Columbia, Canada
11-Jul-1995
M-15 kg (30 lb)
12.13 kg (26 lb 12 oz)
Rivers Inlet, British Columbia, Canada
28-Oct-1989
W-01 kg (2 lb)
3.49 kg (7 lb 11 oz)
Wynoochee River, Washington, USA
20-Oct-2021
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
3.03 kg (6 lb 11 oz)
Togiak, Alaska, USA
03-Jul-2021
W-04 kg (8 lb)
1.93 kg (4 lb 4 oz)
Holitna River, Alaska, USA
29-Jul-2019
W-06 kg (12 lb)
4.59 kg (10 lb 2 oz)
Wynoochee River, Washington, USA
20-Oct-2021
W-08 kg (16 lb)
4.65 kg (10 lb 4 oz)
Wynoochee River, Washington, USA
18-Oct-2021
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
7.05 kg (15 lb 9 oz)
Harris River, Alaska, USA
09-Aug-2000
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
11.22 kg (24 lb 12 oz)
Gastineau Channel, Alaska, USA
20-Jul-2001
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
9.29 kg (20 lb 8 oz)
Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
14-Aug-2002
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
10.54 kg (23 lb 4 oz)
Dean River Channel, British Columbia, Canada
19-Aug-1983
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
11.11 kg (24 lb 8 oz)
Harrison River, British Columbia, Canada
16-Oct-2001
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
25-Oct-2015
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
11.79 kg (26 lb 0 oz)
Kitimat River, British Columbia, Canada
05-Aug-2006
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
4.76 kg (10 lb 8 oz)
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
22-Oct-2019
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
4.20 kg (9 lb 4 oz)
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
22-Oct-2019
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
4.54 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Togiak River, Alaska, USA
21-Jul-2019
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
7.71 kg (17 lb 0 oz)
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
22-Oct-2019
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
12.92 kg (28 lb 8 oz)
Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
11-Sep-2003
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
5.98 kg (13 lb 3 oz)
Strike Creek, Alaska, USA
14-Jul-2020
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
9.97 kg (22 lb 0 oz)
Kittimat River, British Columbia, Canada
03-Aug-2006
F-Smallfry
7.71 kg (17 lb 0 oz)
Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
31-Jul-2004
M-Junior
10.88 kg (24 lb 0 oz)
Kitimat River, British Columbia, Canada
27-Jul-2005
M-Smallfry
8.61 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Kitimat River, British Columbia, Canada
26-Jul-2004

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