Department of Fish and Game established standards for sport
fishing in Alaska. A grayling fish must be 18 inches long or
weigh 3 pounds. All of our guests have caught trophy grayling
larger than 18 inches. That makes trophy grayling true old timers
of the fish world.
Alaskan Northwest Adventures fishes a river system
with 7 tributaries on it. The majority of grayling fishing happens
on the Niukluk River where our fishing lodge is. All fishing is
in clear water and site fishing. Our grayling range from 14 inches
to 22 inches.
There aren't may places in Alaska much less the
world that has the world class grayling we have to offer. Our river
system has everything from insects to salmon roe which maintains
our healthy grayling stock. There may be as many as a thousand
grayling in a mile of river-- this can be an awesome site when
a hatch is happening. The great thing is the lack of fishing
pressure on our river system.
We also require folks to fish barbless hooks and
practice catch and release. We will work with clients teaching
them how to handle and return uninjured fish to the river. With
our larger grayling 20-30 years old you will understand our concerns.
An Fish and Game biologist aged a 18-1/2 inch grayling at 30 years
old. We have had 22 inch grayling caught near our fishing lodge.
Our fishing parties may catch a hundred grayling