Chum

(Oncorhyncus keta)

The chum salmon, also known as the dog salmon for its distinct doglike teeth, is the most abundant of salmon species in Washington State. Native chum can be found throughout the Nooksack watershed, but since they are not strong jumpers, will be found predominantly in the lower reaches of the river system. They migrate into the system August through December, but don't spawn until late October through early February.