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Chum Salmon

Fishing for Chum Salmon

Chum salmon (also called "dog salmon") have the largest natural range of any Pacific salmon, and undergo the longest migrations within the genus Oncorhynchus. Adult chum usually weigh from 4.4 to 10.0 kg (9.7 to 22.0 lb) with an average length of 60 cm (24 in). 

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Chum Salmon Become a Reality 

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where can you fish for chum salmon:

They are hugely prolific in Alaska and caught from many lodges in the Pacific Northwest. 

Fishing tackle for chum salmon:

We suggest 7 to 9-weight fly rods with floating lines or a sink tip.

Fishing flies for chum salmon:

A variety of Pacific salmon streamers work well. Pink is a popular color.

Ask The Expert


Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Alaska and Canada fishing, and South America fishing and big game programs.


Department Manager

Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.


UK Managing Director


Sporting Travel Specialist

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