So I was curious, with king salmon getting closer and closer I was wondering about How they change into their spawning mode and then decay and Die. I know that as they spawn their meat turns white, mushy, watery, unappatizing. I also know that a bright chrome salmon will gradually turn red/purple, decay, and die as it moves up the river. But what I havent figured out is how turned can it be before its no longer good eats.
I figure that I can ask you guys, what is the most spawned salmon you will cook up and eat? Only Bright Chrome? or Red/Purple and decaying? Im hoping for alot of answers on this one, maybe a few photos so i can take a look and understand.
A side question that ive been wondering, is once I catch my one salmon on the parks highway systems can I still do Catch and Release? So that if my friend is still trying to catch is one I don't have to sit on the bank and do nothing.
Anyways tell me what you all think!