The Chum Salmon, also referred to as Dirty Dogs or Keta Salmon, is one of the hardest fighting game fish. When Rod puts you into a Chum Salmon you better hope your arms are ready.
The Chum Salmon, also called the “Dog” Salmon is just as the name implies. This big bruising Salmon is renowned for its dog like battles on the end of a fishing rod. Often sporting fantastic colours with dog like teeth it can also be fresh ocean chrome and as acrobatic as a Steelhead or Coho Salmon.
In the Fraser River Valley we receive one of the largest Chum runs in the world. Famous Rivers like the Chilliwack, Harrison, Stave, Chehalis and Nicomen systems all boast large returns of Chum Salmon.
These great sportfish return from the beginning of October till well into December. Early returning Chums are often large bodied coloured up fish with crazy teeth and a nasty disposition. While the later season Chums are very often smaller Chrome bars and some of the greatest fighting Salmon on the planet.