27 Feb Alaska Fishing for Arctic Grayling
Posted at 11:59h in - Mark's Blog -
Arctic Grayling is distinguished from trout and char by a prominent dorsal fin. They prefer cold, clear streams and are very sensitive to pollution.
For those who may be inclined to venture out on their own, you can find Grayling in Grayling Lake (Mile 13.3) on the Seward Highway where the trailhead will lead you about 1.6 miles to the lake. Or, if you prefer a longer hike, Crescent Lake has a large sustainable population of grayling. Access to Crescent Lake is from the Carter Lake trailhead at mile 33.1 on the Seward Highway. The trail leads 3 miles to the lake inlet.
Their diet is mainly insects, hence fly fishing is effective. But they will eat almost anything so small spinners and spoons are also effective.