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    Were coming up to Alaska(again-my favorite state) and my father in law has never caught a grayling(neither have I) and we are going to be in the Fairbanks area around July 16-17 and was wondering where would be the best chance at that time of year using spin casting rods.

    What spinners should we be using? Thinking about going up on the Dalton up to the Arctic Circle-any lakes or streams in that direction.

    Thanks for the help last year with the Reds and clams with my autistic son.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Save the gas and go catch eleventybillion nice grayling anywhere above 50 mile Chena Hot Springs Road. Size zero mepps black fury or white mister twisters.


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    If you want to sight see up north hit the Jim River. Lots of access points.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KMac View Post
    Save the gas and go catch eleventybillion nice grayling anywhere above 50 mile Chena Hot Springs Road. Size zero mepps black fury or white mister twisters.


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    You really don't have to go that far up the road - by mid-July, where there's water there's fish. The fishing can be a lot better the further north you go but there are some holes with some extremely respectable (that is to say, trophy-size) starting in the upper 30s. Basically, drive and fish.
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    Er, he was talking Grayling not king salmon.i've never heard of trophy size high 30's Grayling.

    Must be I misread ?

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    Upper 30s in miles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KMac View Post
    Upper 30s in miles.


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    Right, upper 30s in miles on Chena Hot Springs Rd. The road parallels the river pretty closely past Two Rivers and there are tons of access points.
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    Sorry my bad. Thanks for the correction.

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    Do I need any special hooks for the spinners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrohobie View Post
    Do I need any special hooks for the spinners?

    1 month and counting down!!!
    Artificial lures are single hook only. Just clip off 2 of the 3 on the treble. Helps to pinch the barb on the one hook that's left also.

    While they'll bite on most anything you throw...I've found that gold or tan blade with a brown body is a real winner.
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    the North Slope is an amazing road trip! yes there are grayling, but I would drive it even if I didn't fish one spot! I'm thinking about taking my wife over the 4th of July weekend, but we'll see.

    dido on the hooks, white grubs (small) are the best, its what I used to help my wife catch her first fish. hope you have a great trip!

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    you show me a upper 30" grayling? That fish only excites in your dreams!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12huntandfish View Post
    you show me a upper 30" grayling? That fish only excites in your dreams!
    Found it.

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    That makes for some pretty exciting dreams. Nice catch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMac View Post
    Save the gas and go catch eleventybillion nice grayling anywhere above 50 mile Chena Hot Springs Road. Size zero mepps black fury or white mister twisters.


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    Sportsmans warehouse have these? I went to Walmart tonight and seen all the had were 2's on up.

    Thanks----AGAIN


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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrohobie View Post
    Sportsmans warehouse have these? I went to Walmart tonight and seen all the had were 2's on up.


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    Yup. Several of the people working in the fishing department know what they're talking about, too, so it's generally a better bet than Walmart. Fred's carries Mepps, as well, but last time I looked they didn't have much in the way of Mr Twisters and such like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akiceman25 View Post
    Found it.

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    I usually fly fish for grayling, but when my kids use a spinning rod usually a black and gold panther martin works great.

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    It's pretty fun for the kids to put a small bead-head fly under a bobber. There's something about that visual of the bobber going under that is super fun for the little ones.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    It's pretty fun for the kids to put a small bead-head fly under a bobber. There's something about that visual of the bobber going under that is super fun for the little ones.





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