Coho salmon (also referred to as silver salmon) are wild-caught in the coastal waters of Alaska, mostly by the troll or net fisheries. Trolling is a method of fishing where the boat lets out one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish. Traditionally, coho has been part of indigenous people's diets and their sustenance for generations. Coho salmon are relatively small, averaging 5 pounds. The soft pinkish-reddish flesh of coho is leaner and softer than other species of salmon. Coho salmon is generally dry-cured and cold smoked.