Also known as the Humpback or Humpy describing the outrageous hump the male fish acquire on their back when they enter the fresh water.
Average size: 3 – 5 lbs
Alaska state record: 12 lbs 9ozs
Tackle used: Pink salmon like the Chum’s are quite aggressive and in most cases will attack anything pink. Knowing this, one can use small marabou lead head jigs and do quite well with either conventional or fly gear.
Habitat: Pink salmon are also bank runners, often slowing to rest in soft water back eddies or slough mouths. This combined with their aggressive nature makes these fish quite easy to target.