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What Do You Know About Alaska's Salmon?

We'll test your basic knowledge about Alaska's Salmon Fishery

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  1. 1. Chinook Salmon are also known as..?

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    River Tuna
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    King Salmon
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    Pink Salmon
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    Salmon Rushdie
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    King Salmon

    Chinook aka King Salmon are the biggest of the Salmon species. The world record King Salmon was taken from the Kenai River in Soldotna, AK weighing in at 97lbs.!

  2. 2. Coho Salmon are also known as..?

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    River Chicken
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    River Tuna
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    Speckled Salmon
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    Silver Salmon
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    Silver Salmon

    The Coho aka Silver Salmon is a highly sought after game fish due to their hard fighting, acrobatic tendencies. Their catching appeal also comes from the fact that they are aggressive strikers and will readily hit spoons, lures, and salmon roe.

  3. 3. Sockeye Salmon eat..?

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    Plankton
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    Small Birds
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    Small Fish
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    Salmon Eggs
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    Plankton

    Sockeye Salmon is the smallest of the pacific salmon, but their meat is prized above all. Their diet however consists solely of plankton, thus making them the trickiest salmon of all to catch.

  4. 4. Sockeye Salmon are also known as..?

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    Pink Salmom
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    Silver Salmon
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    Red Salmon
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    Rainbow Salmon
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    Red Salmon

    Sockeye are also known as Red Salmon, they tend to migrate up rivers in big hoards, so once you find one, there are usually many, many more!

  5. 5. What city in Alaska is known as "The Salmon Capital of the World"?

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    Anchorage
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    Bethel
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    Fairbanks
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    Ketchikan
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    Ketchikan, Alaksa

    Ketchikan is well known as the salmon capital of the world and a paradise for sport fishermen and naturalists alike. During the summer months, our town bustles with visitors from all over the world. While the rustic boardwalk on Creek Street preserves a distinct historic feel, the town hums with new construction to keep up with the ever-expanding wave of tourism.

  6. 6. How much does the world record King Salmon weigh?

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    44lbs
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    47lbs
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    94lbs
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    97lbs
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    97lbs

    The world record King Salmon was taken from the Kenai River in Soldotna, AK weighing in at 97lbs.

  7. 7. Which Salmon must be caught using the "flossing" technique when using a rod and reel?

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    Chinook Salmon
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    Coho Salmon
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    Sockeye Salmon
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    Silver Salmon
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    Sockeye Salmon

    The trick to catching a Sockeye is to get your leader line to thread their mouth thus bringing the hook to the corner of the jaw, and wham! Fish on! This is what has been dubbed flossing.

  8. 8. Besides Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye - What's another Alaska Salmon species?

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    Yellow Salmon
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    Chum Salmon
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    Green Salmon
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    Emperor Salmon
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    Chum Salmon

    Salmon snobs of Alaska will often turn up their noses at Chums because they are thought to be only fit for dog food. However, the Chum is a popular fish on the national and international markets being found usually by the name of Silverbright.

  9. 9. What fish is closely related to the Salmon?

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    Humpback Whales
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    Grayling
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    A species scientifically known as the "megalops"
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    Trout
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    Trout

    In fact, they are so closely related that fishermen and scientists often have a difficult time classifying the individual species. Both fish are classified as “an oily fish”. Technically Trout are a species of freshwater and saltwater fish and Salmon belong to some of the same family as trout. However unlike most trout, most salmon species spend most of their lives in salt water and are not usually found in fresh water on a regular basis.

  10. 10. How many total species of Salmon in Alaska?

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    5
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    15
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    4
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    33
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    Five

    There are five species of Alaska salmon: king (or chinook), red (sockeye), pink (humpys), silver (coho), and chum (sometimes called dog).

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