Wild Coho SalmonScientific Name: Oncorhynchus kisutch
Market Names: Coho, Silver Salmon, Jack Salmon
Coho (Silver) Salmon have bright silvery sides with small black spots on the back and upper lobe of tail while in the ocean. Spawning adults have dark backs and head with maroon to red sides. They also develop a large kype (hooked beak) during spawning Adults range from 8 to 12 lbs and 24 to 30 inches in length.Lifespan average is 3-7 years of age. The flesh color of the coho salmon ranges from pink to red-orange. Some males (called jacks) mature and return after only 6 months at sea at a length of about 12 inches, while most fish stay 18 months before returning as full size adults.