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White meat king salmon

burr_baby33burr_baby33 Posts: 501
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum

Just returned from my 12th fishing trip to Alaska. In all my previous trips I never knew about king salmon with white flesh. Most of the salmon our group caught were silver salmon  (coho) but we did catch 4 king salmon. The man cleaning and processing our fish told me that one of our kings had white flesh and the different color has something with the fish's diet.  I googled it and found that somewhere between 1 and 5 % of king salmon have the white flesh.  Anyhow I found a couple white fillets in my boxes and they will be dinner on the egg tomorrow night.  My wife and I came home with 300 pounds of salmon, halibut, yellow eye and ling cod fillets.  Wild caught Alaskan salmon, flash frozen within hours after being caught just can not be beat. I just bought a 20 pound bag of alder chunks, I'm ready.


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