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Chum Salmon
Species Facts

Science Name: Oncorhynchus keta
Other Names: Dog salmon, autumn salmon, calico salmon
Ideal Temp: 52 to 58
World Record: 35 lbs. British Columbia
Environment: river, coastal
Techniques: light tackle, casting

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Mike petersen | Posted: November 12, 2002

I love to fish for chums in eary in the lower puntledge river in courtenay b.c. The best way I found to catch these brutes is with wool. Green, pink, and red work best but don't count out purple, or blue.