Chinook salmon have seventeen distinctive runs in California. These runs vary in many ways, and are categorized into 6 Evolutionarily Significant Units. Some units have been listed as threatened species. Iron Gate Hatchery spawns and rears Klamath River Fall-Run Chinook salmon for release to the Klamath River.
Coho salmon, endangered in the state of California, are medium to large salmon with sizes up to 22lbs. While providing for a popular fishery in other areas of the Pacific Northwest, recreational angling for coho salmon in California is prohibited. The most reliable identification of these fish comes from the black jaw with white/grey gums.
Steelhead trout are an anadromous form of rainbow trout that go to the ocean for one or more years and then return to spawn upstream, similar to a salmon. They differ from salmon in that a steelhead may spawn and return to the ocean, and then spawn again in another year.
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