Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pink Salmon

The bounty of the Pacific Northwest is unsurpassed anywhere.  Walking five minutes down to the shore of Puget Sound and landing a pink salmon epitomizes this bounty.  He was cleaned, filleted, and on the grill within an hour.  Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) run on a two year life cycle and here in our area it's odd years only.  This was an abundant year for "humpies" as they are known because of the distinct hump the males get upon entering freshwater.
Pink Salmon - Life History

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