Native grayling are found in rivers, streams, and lakes in Alaska, Canada and Montana, and Michigan. The Arctic grayling was originally a candidate for listing from 1994 until 2004. These fish are fun to catch using light spinning tackle and fly gear. Either way, this fish provides ample action for a great light tackle experience. Arctic Grayling have a long and storied history in Michigan. Henbane River Records . Boulder-laden with strong flow, it is the perfect environment for a world-class grayling. Publisher: Lanson caught the fish at Rough Lake, an alpine lake in the Copper Basin area. They have dark colors on their backs, from dark purple to blue grey. Congratulations to Lanson Stavast of Mackay, Idaho for his new catch-and-release state record Arctic Grayling. Records of Arctic Grayling in Nevada. Grayling are often easy to catch, but, as with other species, the most skilled anglers with the best knowledge of grayling feeding patterns and how to fish the water will be most successful. One of the two smallest fish in the fishing records that you need to catch is the Arctic Grayling Salmon. Arctic grayling have elongated and trout-like bodies. Our objective of catching Arctic grayling in a remote mountain lake involved a rigorous 4-mile hike with an up, down, up, down elevation profile shaped like the letter M on my GPS screen. At the southwestern edge of Jacob's region, there's a pond right at the edge of the map. Arctic grayling are larger and thicker than that of its cousins (salmon, trout, and char) and they sport a unique scalloped edge. Angler: Unknown Weight: 4lbs 5oz Length: unknown Location: Fond du Lac River Date: 1966 Source: canadian-fish-and-fishing-tackle.com All fish must be caught per IGFA rules. The vast majority of Michigan fly fishers have never had the privilege to catch and behold a Grayling in their hands. British Columbia Fishing Records. Mepp’s spinners, Panther Martin, etc. 10 oz. LURES . Arctic grayling are 15 to 36 cm long, with an average weight of 1 to 2 kg. Grayling are a wonderful species to target with dry flies and almost always seem to be looking up. Nevada Freshwater Fishing Records. Henry Herman 1967 4 lbs. 10:15 . Our Majestic Arctic Grayling. In fact the world record Arctic grayling is 5 pounds and 14 ounces. Some love the way a winged Arctic Grayling will treat a well-presented dry fly. Brian Brooks of Boise holds up a 16.2-inch Arctic grayling he caught last weekend at Alpine Creek Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains. Arctic grayling are slow growers, with a five year old fish measuring 12 inches under ideal conditions. Arctic grayling have an elongated, laterally-compressed, and trout-like body. Many other states have introduced Arctic Graying. The Kasba Lake record for Arctic grayling stands at an amazing 5 pounds and 10 ounces. The world record is a five-pound 15-ounce grayling caught in the Northwest Territories’ Katseyedie River in 1967. Brian hiked high up into the Sawtooth Mountains, where he landed and released the 16.2-inch Arctic Grayling, beating the previous The state record grayling, 23 inches long and weighing 5 pounds 1 ounce, was caught on the Seward Peninsula. The Arctic Grayling – a historical species that was extirpated in the early 1900s – was once native to Michigan rivers and streams. Grayling can be distinguished from all other salmonids by the presence of a large, sail-like dorsal fin. Search for the biggest fish in the International Game Fish Association's database of biggest fish for each species. This species presents a variety of colors depending on its habitat and food source. The miles and miles of rivers here make for Manitoba’s finest grayling habitat. Use the search form above to find fishing world records for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and more. The IGFA world record grayling weighs in at nearly six lbs and are stunningly beautiful fish. Desert Creek Lyon County, Nevada Black Crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus. While only 14-inches long, this fish was big enough to beat the previous record. Catfish and Carp 62,152 views. The largest specimen caught so far, are up to 75 cm / 30" by spin-fishing with lure or spoon, and up to 68 cm / 27" by fly-fishing with nymphs or streamers. The 16.2-inch arctic grayling beat the previous record of 14 inches set by Lanson Stavast in 2018, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Mike Tahash 2010 3 lbs. Arctic Grayling: 2lb 15oz: Goldeye: 4lb 2oz: Mooneye: 1lb 2.5oz: Bull Trout * 17lb 15oz: Lake Trout: 52lb 8oz: Brook Trout: 12lb 14.3oz: Rainbow Trout: 20lb 4oz: Golden Trout: 4lb 6.5oz : Brown Trout: 21lb 14.2oz: Cutthroat Trout: 9lb 9oz: Burbot: 18lb 11.8oz: Sturgeon: 105lb 0oz *Bull Trout are Catch & Release only! have been caught by us and our clients during the past few years at our Fishing Camp in the Altai Mountains. Fishing World Records. Others are fascinated by it's rarity and appearance. George Delich 1978 15 oz. It is a new catch/ release state record. The 16.2-inch arctic grayling beat the previous record of 14 inches set by Lanson Stavast in 2018, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. In the contiguous 48 states, native glacial-relic, populations of grayling were once found in both Montana and Michigan. Brian Brooks for IDFG Brian Brooks released this 16.2-inch Arctic grayling over the July 4 holiday to earn a new catch/release state record! The Arctic Grayling is a smaller member of the salmon family and seems to be as much a part of Alaska as the salmon are. Like many fish in the family Salmonidae, they have short heads, large eyes, small, toothed mouths, and forked tails. Arctic Grayling Thymallus arcticus. Ref. World Record Class Grayling. Most rivers are easily accessible and wading is not usually required. Arctic Grayling are really cool fish and are known as the sailfish of the salmon species. Yes, I … Arctic grayling are native to northern North America. Brian Brooks of Boise set a new catch and release state record with an Arctic grayling he caught in Alpine Creek Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains. Identification: Scott and Crossman (1973); Morrow (1980); Page and Burr (1991). Arctic grayling spawn for the first time between the ages of 4 and 7 years and at a length of about 255 to 305 millimeters (~10 to 12 inches.) Number: 24461: Author: Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Catching this fish can prove to be somewhat of a doozy, mainly due to the location where one needs to fish. At one time T. arcticus was divided into four separate species: T. signifer, T. montanus, T. tricolor, and T. ontariensis. Grayling can get quite large. Colorado River Clark County, Nevada Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis. caught in 1978. 12 Arctic Grayling Salmon. Richard Baker 1980 5 lbs. 4lb 3oz Arctic Grayling Also featured in the sale is a wonderful carving by Roger Brookes of a 40lb salmon caught on the Lower Tay. In fact, Alaska’s state record Arctic grayling of 23 inches, 4 pounds, 13 ounces, came from the Ugashik Narrows (not far from Becharof Lodge), which is considered to be the premier place for trophy grayling. Life History Growth and Reproduction. In Montana, both life forms of Arctic grayling exist, lake dwelling (lacustrine or adfluvial) and river dwelling (fluvial). Congratulations to Brian Brooks of Boise on landing a new catch/release state record Arctic Grayling. A grayling of 4 lb 3 ounces was intended to represent the British record grayling but Podolsky, being Russian, carved his local and more familiar Arctic grayling instead. It's a beautiful fish to cast a fly for but, while beautiful, the grayling is an oddly styled fish with a huge sail-like dorsal fin that helps them navigate the streams. The largest individual on record was around 76 cm long and 3.8 kg. Florida State Record Bluefin - Duration: 11:33. Lake Mead Clark County, Nevada Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus. There is no mention of grayling at the Nevada Department of Wildlife website except that the state record for Arctic grayling was 15 oz. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) are now working on its reintroduction. Arctic grayling grow to a maximum recorded length of 76 cm (30 in) and a maximum recorded weight of 3.8 kg (8.4 lb). 2 oz. What You Need To Know. Catch a 6 pound or heavier Kokanee Salmon to beat the record. Date: 2012: Title: Idaho Department of Fish and Game fish stocking database, 1967-2012. The Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) is a freshwater fish and is the only grayling species in North America.It occurs throughout most of Alaska and northwestern Canada, up to tributaries of northwestern Hudson Bay. Sizes #0 to #3. Fly fishing techniques for grayling are similar to those used for any trout species. The Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative received only $25,000 in state funding, Grischke said. There’s a pond high up here, near the border of the map, where you’ll need to catch a 3 pound or heavier Arctic Grayling Salmon. Arctic Grayling Salmon – Search for this fishing spot up along the southwestern border of Jacob’s region. Attributes. The bug hatches are tremendous and make the grayling here fat as they gorge themselves. There were attempts to stock grayling in Nevada in at least four areas, but those attempts have apparently failed. Arctic Grayling are a rare fish for Idaho. The grayling grows to a maximum recorded length of 60 cm (24 in) and a maximum recorded weight of 6.7 kg (15 lb). The Michigan populations went extinct due to habitat degradation and over fishing. Like other salmon, they have short heads, large eyes, small, toothed mouths, and forked tails. Common name: Arctic Grayling. ... How to catch grayling - Fishing for arctic grayling - fly fishing and spinning - Duration: 10:15. Here is a quick highlight reel from 2 days spent fishing Arctic Grayling at Frontier Fishing Lodge, Northwest Territories. Taxonomy: available through www.itis.gov. Arctic grayling are approximately 15 to 36 cm long, with an average weight of 1 to 2 kg. 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