Chinook Salmon

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Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha: Baja California salmon catch fishing report, from Castro's Camp, at Erendira, south of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, by Chris Kugel: "I just got back today from Castro's Camp...Oscar Barrios who is the skipper of the Don Castro, caught the first king salmon of the season...The man on the right, holding the salmon, is Oscar Barrios...There is no real season for salmon, that I know of, but during the winter and up to and through April, salmon are caught at Castro's. I would have to guess on the number, but from what I have seen and what the skippers tell me, about two dozen fish are caught during a season "winter." I caught one last year, throwing a Krocodile at breaking white seabass. It was about the same size as the one pictured, 10 to 12 pounds. I caught that fish in Feb. of 2004. The salmon in the picture and the one I caught where the same, and all the ones I have seen caught at Castro's looked the same. I am not a salmon expert, but was told that these fish are kings.

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Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha: Cutter Clotfelter with a salmon caught during fishing in midsummer 1998, at San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico halfway between the punta and Isla San Martin. Clotfelter said the rare salmon hit a trolled Rapala, on a windy day while the boat was enroute to the island. Photo courtesy Gregg Stapp.

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