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    Has anyone fished any of the tributaries off the Saganavirktok in the fall? I am planning a trip up to the slope for caribou but really want to get into some of those char. I am most interested in timing more than specific places. Any info or stories would be appreciated.

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    I feel another Arctic Char/Dolly Varden debate coming.

    I wish I knew. When I get home from Iraq, I plan on heading up to the Sag to fish for those hogs up there.

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    Default You mean Dolly Varden

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Jackson View Post
    Has anyone fished any of the tributaries off the Saganavirktok in the fall? I am planning a trip up to the slope for caribou but really want to get into some of those char. I am most interested in timing more than specific places. Any info or stories would be appreciated.

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    You must mean the Dolly Varden when you refer to catching Char in the Sag River tributaries or the main stem?

    You might want to check this reference ADF&G interactive mapping for species distribution:

    http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/SARR/...ps.interactive

    click on "Start Mapping" see for yourself.

    Also consult the Highway Angler...tells about timing for "Dolly Varden" (Char) in the Sag River and where public access points are at. The book fails to mention anything about "arctic char" being in the Sag River.

    http://www.outdoorsdirectory.com/sto...?products_id=3

    Should be fun for you, I will be up there myself in August.
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    dollie varden - char, i still say they belong in the TROUT family

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    How close do you get to the Ivishak River, when fishing the Sag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimJimmers View Post
    How close do you get to the Ivishak River, when fishing the Sag?
    I'm pretty sure its alittle over a mile walk from the road to the confluence of the two.
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    I cannot remember how far it is. I've actually boated the Sag into the Ivashak putting in right above pump station 2. It wasn't a very long boat ride, even going upstream as we did. I can't imagine that it is over a mile like bigcox said.

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    It's my understanding that the Sag (and Ivishak) are great streams for 'sight fishing'-?

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    I've never fished it. I was up there on a caribou hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan Salmon Sith View Post
    I cannot remember how far it is. I've actually boated the Sag into the Ivashak putting in right above pump station 2. It wasn't a very long boat ride, even going upstream as we did. I can't imagine that it is over a mile like bigcox said.
    First hand expierience almost always trumps maps. Having never been up there myself, so I can't say exactly how far it is. But Google Earth has the distance to where the ivishak and sag river meet at "about" one mile from the road. Not sure if the ruler on google earth is accurate or not though. I'd have to go up there and check it out myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post
    First hand expierience almost always trumps maps. Having never been up there myself, so I can't say exactly how far it is. But Google Earth has the distance to where the ivishak and sag river meet at "about" one mile from the road. Not sure if the ruler on google earth is accurate or not though. I'd have to go up there and check it out myself.

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    Lemme rephrase what I said...

    I was agreeing with you, and that I don't remember it being over a mile. I wasn't disagreeing. I worded it wrong, sorry. I am just a dumb grunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan Salmon Sith View Post
    Lemme rephrase what I said...

    I was agreeing with you, and that I don't remember it being over a mile. I wasn't disagreeing. I worded it wrong, sorry. I am just a dumb grunt.
    yess....guess we'll just have to go up there and slay those monsters. I heard the skeeters are terrible up there, might need your military grade mosquito dope.

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    Well, I think that you guys are gonna be the ones slaying them. From what I heard from KISS freak, you guys are heading up there in August. I'm quite sure that I wont be back until the end of August/beginning of September.

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