The complex navigation system used by the salmon on its long journey to spawn in natal waters is a wonder of nature. Fortunately, salmon fishermen can follow these migrations to land a few salmon, which you will be better equipped to do after you take this quiz.
What distance do some salmon travel to reach their natal waters?
3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers)
2,000 miles (3,218 kilometers)
1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers)
What is the major difference between Atlantic salmon and Pacific salmon?
Atlantic salmon often spawn in suitable locations along the way
Of the two, the Pacific salmon is regarded as being far more succulent than the Atlantic salmon.
Pacific salmon spawn and die.
How many species of Pacific salmon are there?
How is salmon season determined?
seasons of the year
readiness of the salmon to spawn
local game and parks commission
What determines the length of the salmon season?
traditionally four weeks
amount of salmon available
spawning period of the salmon
What was the shortest salmon season?
Two weeks in 2007 in Delaware.
One week in 2005 in Alaska.
No season in 2008 in California.
Which is the first spring salmon run?
What is the claim to fame, in terms of salmon fishing, of the West Branch Penobscot River?
largest concentration of pink salmon
holds record for biggest sockeye salmon
rated as one of top 5 spring salmon waters
When the ice breaks and temperatures are low at Lakes Michigan and Huron, what do you need to catch salmon?
How many Chinook salmon were anticipated to cross the Lower Granite Dam in 2008?
What type of tackle do anglers use in spring on Lake Michigan?
Where do anglers find salmon in summer?
near spawning grounds
Since salmon mature in the ocean after being born in freshwater, what happens in completely landlocked areas like South Dakota?
They remain in the fisheries for breeding.
The mature salmon are transported to ocean waters.
The salmon remain in the landlocked freshwater.
What is the main natural phenomenon that contributes to successful salmon fishing?
seasons of the year
natural hunger and curiosity
Considering the growing popularity of salmon fishing and the dwindling numbers, what is the role of fisheries or hatcheries?
They are purely commercial enterprises.
They contribute to conservation.
They are harmful to conservation since they encourage fishing.
Which pacific salmon are regarded as the tastiest?
Where can you find salmon all year round?
Cowlitz River, Oregon
Sacramento River, Northern California
What happens to the sockeye in the fall?
They are hungrier and easier to catch
They change color.
They are found in deeper water and are more difficult to catch.
Where would you go to fish for salmon in upstate New York?
Oak Orchard Region
Where would you find the two-day winter Salmon Festival?