Arctic GraylingArctic Grayling have red or purple spots decorating their dorsal fins, brown tail and anal fins, and pelvic fins marked with pinkish-orange stripes. They have a dark back, and iridescent grayish-pink sides.
For fishing grayling, use an ultra-light weight, 6 to 7 foot rod with matching reel and 2 to 4 pound test. Bait, lures, or flies will work when fishing for grayling. It is important to pay attention to the feeding patterns to recognize how and what type of fishing will be the most successful. Anglers can fish for grayling all year long.
Mature Arctic Grayling have an average size of 12 to 20 inches and weigh between 1 and 3 pounds. North of Valdez, the Gulkana River has some of the best Arctic Grayling fishing accessible by road.
Check local regulations prior to fishing for accurate and up to date information. To learn more about fishing each species in Valdez please visit the following pages: