Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus kisutch
Status: E, T, CH
Coho smolts generally migrate to the open ocean in the spring of their second year. They spend 16-20 months in the ocean, then return to streams as three-year-old adults. A returning adult may measure more than two feet in length and weigh an average of eight pounds.
Habitat requirements include: small tributary streams (or possibly lakes), gravel for spawning, and shaded streams with tree-lined banks for rearing.