The chum is pound for pound the undisputed fighter of the salmon species.
Chum migrations are the last of the season as well. Chum salmon also known as dog salmon have a life cycle of 4 years, spawning from November to January. They spawn in intertidal zones and small streams laying over 4000 eggs.
The average chum is 10 to 22 lbs. and around 24 inches in length.
A distinctive feature is the large black eye.