silver salmon

noun

Definition of silver salmon

: coho

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The local school canceled classes five days in a row, and a stretch of the Kenai River was closed for weeks during a peak for trout and silver salmon fishing. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "‘This town is just exhausted’: Cooper Landing wrestles with aftermath of a summer lost to wildfire," 15 Sep. 2019 Every summer, the beaches bristle with dip nets, rods and reels; Alaskans come to fill their freezers, and guides lead guests on quests for fat king and silver salmon or Cook Inlet halibut. Kirsten Swann, Anchorage Daily News, "Kenai Peninsula offers world-class fishing, quirky arts scene and much in between," 3 May 2018 Take a walk in downtown Anchorage to Ship Creek to join the anglers going after king or silver salmon. Josh Niva, Anchorage Daily News, "Getting your outdoor adventure fix in Southcentral Alaska," 2 May 2018 Mary Alice says that her family caught a few salmon early in the season and will resume their subsistence later in the summer when there are silver salmon in the water. Anna Rose Macarthur, Anchorage Daily News, "Recent deaths put an entire village behind on subsistence fishing," 22 June 2018 Another woman gave $40 in groceries, $40, and 40 pounds of Alaska silver salmon. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "How police say an Anchorage woman faked her pregnancy and newborn deaths," 9 Mar. 2018 Coho, which are also known as silver salmon, were once so plentiful that Miwok Indians used the area as a seasonal fishing village, competing with grizzly bears for the bounty. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "Coho salmon released in Marin County in effort to prevent extinction," 13 Jan. 2018 It's been an age-old adage among many fishermen that when the fireweed top out, the silver salmon are hitting their peak. Alaska Dispatch News, "Readers write: Letters to the editor, July 24, 2017," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of silver salmon

1878, in the meaning defined above

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