Good Time for Coho and Steelhead Sightings

With the rains coming this week, it is a good time to go out and search for spawning Coho Salmon and Steelhead in the Golden Gate National Parks. But even if you don’t find any spawning fish, you’ll likely see a few young fish in the streams. Here is a photo from Paola Bouley of SPAWN showing the differences between the two species:

A young Coho Salmon on the left, and a young Steelhead on the right. Notice the overall color, the roundish lateral spots, and the dark spots on the dorsal fin.

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