Tenkara is primarily for little trout. It makes an 8-inch brookie feel like a big fish. But I have a habit of not limiting myself to those fish. In Guyana, I caught baby tarpon on tenkara. In Saskatchewan it was northern pike and grayling. On a recent trip to Alaska with Hal Herring and others, we got into masses of pink salmon. Now, pinks are probably the least appreciated salmon among sport anglers. They are very abundant, but they aren't very big (less than 10 pounds). If you catch them in the salt and bleed them right away, they are pretty good to eat, but I wouldn't compare them to a good sockeye, king, or silver.