Unique jack king salmon

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Salmon, Chinook

Was fishing dollies in Ninilchik Creek on the Kenai Peninsula when this guy hit and fought like a little demon.  When it jumped I couldn't quite figure out what it was .  Finally beached it for a few pictures before release and realized it was just a very uniquely colored jack king salmon.

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Susquehannock's picture

Yeah, that is interesting. Almost sort of looks like a rainbow trout.

TaleSpinner's picture

I'm completely jealous, Doc.  What causes the pink color?  

Only 3 more months until trout season here.

Lake Kantelljuhwhar's picture

Lake Kantelljuhwhar's picture

has anyone ever seen anything like this before... photos?

Corey's picture

I assume they turn pink for a little while before they turn red.