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    Went to big lake the last two days and did pretty good for only my second time there. Caught 3 dollies in the 20- 22 inch range 2 rainbows 13" 18" and 2 char 22" 24". This was when I was jigging and burning time when soaking baits for pike. Sadly I wasnt able to rid the lake of any pike. But I will be trying again .

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    Just a heads up. A lot of people are probably going to probe you for information on where you caught these fish. There is a couple derbies upcoming on that lake.

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    Haha sweet I'm finally gonna be popular.

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    Dollies and char? Aren't thy the same fish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishingyoda View Post
    Dollies and char? Aren't thy the same fish?
    I can't speak to big lake's species list but in science, they are not. Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, Bull Trout, Brook Trout and Lake Trout (plus some other weird stuff on the Asian continent) are all part of the Char family. The species listed above have been identified within that.

    There are places that have both Arctic Char and Dolly Varden, and Dolly Varden and Bull Trout, but as said I can't speak to Big Lake but will say that most folks will have a hard time telling them apart unless they are adults in full colors and kypes.

    To keep things simple, they are listed as the same thing in the regulations. Few populations are hurting so their management is pretty lax in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishingyoda View Post
    Dollies and char? Aren't thy the same fish?
    now there is a can of worms. Jedi will probably post up a bunch of pictures of fish he has caught and explain it to you in detail. Then tell you to look at some interactive map of where you can catch arctic char.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishingyoda View Post
    Dollies and char? Aren't thy the same fish?
    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static-sf...ollyvarden.pdf
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    Two notably different fish and yes big lake has bolth but mostly char

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    I give up ... mercy already
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    Didn't a recent appointee to the Fish Board identify a new species in Big Lake?

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