Kokanee salmon identification
Photos from Inland Fishes of Washington by Whitney and Wydoski, © 1979 University of Washington Press. Reprinted by permission of the University of Washington Press.
- In males, back and sides are bright red to dirty red-gray, head is bright to olive green, tail is green to black
- In females, colors not as bright, but red above lateral line
- Possible spots on back or tail fin
- Males have a large dorsal hump
- Range in length from 10-18 inches
- November through February, peaking in mid-December
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