Pink Salmon Fishing In Alaska
Pink salmon, also named humpback salmon, are an easy fish to identify. Males of the species develop a hump on their backs during mating season.
What to Know About Pink Salmon in Alaska
Basic Description: The Humpback, or Pink, salmon is the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific salmon. The scientific species name is based on the Russian common name for this species gorbúša (горбуша), which literally means “humpie.” Humpbacks are a popular food in Alaska, but they are also found in other parts of Asia.
Physical Description: Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) are silver in the ocean, but turn to a pale grey on their back with a yellowish-white belly. They have an adipose fin, v-shaped tail, and anal fin with 13-17 soft rays. Males develop a pronounced humped back, hence their nickname “humpies”. The maximum size of a pink salmon was 30 inches (76 cm) and 15 pounds (6.8 kg).
Season: From mid-July to mid-August.
Pink Salmon Fishing CharteRS On ThE Kenai Peninsula
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