Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)


Coho Salmon
Oncorhynchus kisutch

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Oncorhynchus
Species: O. kisutch
The body of the coho salmon is elongate and somewhat compressed. The head is conical. This species is dark metallic blue or blue green above, becoming silvery on the sides and belly. There are spots on the back. The main distinguishing feature between the coho and chinook salmon is the color of the gums at the base of the teeth. Chinook salmon have a blackish lining while coho has a white lining. Cohos also have black spots only on the upper part of the tail fin, whereas chinook tail fins are completely covered with black spots.

Fishing Spots
Name Location
Adams-McGill Reservoir White River Valley, NV
American Flat Creek Orovada, NV
Angel Lake Wells, NV
Baily Fishing Pond Casron City, NV
Barley Creek Tonopah, NV
Barth Pit Carlin, NV
Basset Lake McGill, NV
Bassett Lake McGill, NV
Battle Mountain High School Pond NV,
Beatty Pond Beatty, NV
Beaver Dam Wash Panacea, NV
Beaver Dam Wash Mesquite, NV
Big Creek Austin, NV
Big Springs Reservoir Denio, NV
Bilk Creek Reservoir Denio, NV
Blue Lakes Denio, NV
Boulder City Urban Pond Boulder City, NV
Boulder Reservoir Gerlach, NV
Bruneau River Mountain City, NV
Bull Run Reservoir Owyhee, NV
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