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Grayling #7021854
10/19/20 11:35 PM
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Are biting.

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Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7021860
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Cool looking fish.
Trout family?

Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7021861
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Do you have Arctic char up there as well...?


"And God said, Let us make man in our image …and let them have dominion …and all the creatures that move along the ground".
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Re: Grayling [Re: NonPCfed] #7021867
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Originally Posted by Boco
Cool looking fish.
Trout family?


I think so. Kind of like a Whitefish. Lives in clear water rivers only.

Originally Posted by NonPCfed
Do you have Arctic char up there as well...?


Yes we do. Called Dolly Varden. But locally they call them a trout. We don't have trout here. Wish we did.

Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7021871
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Those are awesome fish!!!


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Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7021873
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Eat them quick!

Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7021877
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Few things are as beautiful as a male grayling, leaping into the air in the sunlight with its sail-fin displayed, to take your dry fly as they re-enter the water.

Hungry grayling will hit just about anything. I've take them on deer-hair mouse flies while fishing for pike and big trout.

Jim


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Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7021880
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My favorite freshwater species to chase with a fly rod. A close second are the rainbow.

Re: Grayling [Re: mad_mike] #7021882
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Originally Posted by mad_mike
Eat them quick!


I didn't waste no time. Better along the river though.

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I find they don't freeze too bad, if you do it right. Its better than no Grayling all winter.

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Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7021884
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I've always believed, since early experience, that grayling should be eaten within an hour or so of being caught.

I never tried freezing them, but can testify that they don't keep well on ice.

Jim


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Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7021887
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Not as good as fresh for sure. The trick is to get them from the water to the freezer fast and do it on a cool day. You can see their colors fade fast too.

Fun to play with them on a fly rod. I did it a few times. Can catch way more than with spinners, but both are fun.

Forgot I did a video about 5 years ago. Must of posted it before.



Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7022019
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Bucket list fish for me.

Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7022030
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I fly fished , and caught a couple , in yukon, on the alaska highway. Just before dark , decided I better get back to camper. Before a griz, wanted my lunch. . old243

Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7022039
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They look like they would be good smoked. How are they that way?


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Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7022050
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Those are huge from my experiences.

Re: Grayling [Re: yukonjeff] #7022062
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Fun to catch but I don't like eating them. I would much rather catch and eat a Dolly.

Used to catch them for dog food this time of year. There would be hundreds swarming around the set net eating the eggs squirting out of silver salmon in the net


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Cool looking fish for sure. The scales say not so good to eat to me.

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Originally Posted by white17
Fun to catch but I don't like eating them. I would much rather catch and eat a Dolly.

Used to catch them for dog food this time of year. There would be hundreds swarming around the set net eating the eggs squirting out of silver salmon in the net

That was my question: How are they for eating? I can't go by you because once I recall you saying you don't like salmon and that's my favorite fish to eat. grin I regularly buy Alaskan Caught Sockeye at Sam's Club.


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They look the best as soon as they come out of the water but loose color fast but do look good in the pan.

Re: Grayling [Re: Trapper7] #7022212
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Originally Posted by MnMan
They look like they would be good smoked. How are they that way?


I never tried smoking them but I bet they would be good. They have a white flakey meat.
Originally Posted by Trapper7
Originally Posted by white17
Fun to catch but I don't like eating them. I would much rather catch and eat a Dolly.

Used to catch them for dog food this time of year. There would be hundreds swarming around the set net eating the eggs squirting out of silver salmon in the net

That was my question: How are they for eating? I can't go by you because once I recall you saying you don't like salmon and that's my favorite fish to eat. grin I regularly buy Alaskan Caught Sockeye at Sam's Club.


True..... White would rather eat marten than salmon in the winter smile

Grayling are considered by many as the best eating fresh water fish in Alaska.

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