Wild King Salmon (also known as Chinook) are found in the Pacific Ocean, from California up to Alaska, across the Arctic Ocean and down to northern Japan. The largest and most revered species in these regions, King Salmon are lusciously rich, juicy, and fatty, amplifying all of these familiar traits of fine salmon to an exceptional degree. Because their fillets are so meaty and succulent, they can withstand higher heat than many other fish, responding beautifully to both sears and broils.
In California, King Salmon season starts in May, with heavily regulated on and off fishing intervals throughout the summer. Most easily caught where river mouths open up to the ocean, managing the harvest entails ensuring that enough fish make it upstream to reproduce and that different fishing groups align their timing with one another, making the whole thing a delicate but sustainable operation. The rewards, of course, are epic - though King Salmon average ~20-40lbs, catches up to 100lbs have been recorded.
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