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Oncorhynchus kisutch is distributed in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean along the western coast of North America and off the coast of Kamchatka from the Anadyr River to the rivers of the northwestern part of the Sea of Okhotsk. Due to its bright silvery scales, coho salmon are often called silver salmon. During spawning, its appearance begins to change rapidly. The body gets larger, the head lengthens, and the jaws become curved like a beak. Like other Pacific salmon, these changes are more pronounced in males. Its color also changes: the sides become crimson, the back and head become bluish-green. Spin fishing and live bait are often used to catch coho salmon.

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