Chinook Salmon - these Pacific Salmon, also called "Kings" are the largest Salmon in Lake Ontario. Introduced back in the 1970's to help control Alweife populations, they turned out to be a sport fisherman's dream come true.
Maturing within 3-5 years, Chinooks return to their hatching location to spawn. In our area at Port Hope, it is the Ganaraska River. Chinooks die after spawning.
The current Lake Ontario record is over 46 lbs. Many derby-winning fish have been caught in the Port Hope area in the last few seasons.