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    Question Arctic Char-North Slope

    I have heard the char fishing on the north slope is pretty good, trying to find information for fall char fishing on the sag and surrounding tributaries. So far I have found bits of information and most of it concerning grayling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuZ7106 View Post
    I have heard the char fishing on the north slope is pretty good, trying to find information for fall char fishing on the sag and surrounding tributaries. So far I have found bits of information and most of it concerning grayling.
    Ok I cant help it.... hahaha

    There are no arctic char on the North Slope according to several legitiment sources. ADF&G interactive fish tracker to name one.

    You must mean dolly varden which are present in north slope tributaries, and yes the fishing for them can be good.

    I read these post on the forum about..."char" and north slope...they are char family however..they are dolly varden which are in the "char" family along with lake trout, brook trout, and arctic char, etc.

    Arctic char are only found in Lakes in Alaska according to several sources, not me saying it....can anyone show me a source different than whats been posted or published previously.

    Just saying.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMasterSalmonSlayer View Post
    Ok I cant help it.... hahaha

    There are no arctic char on the North Slope according to several legitiment sources. ADF&G interactive fish tracker to name one.

    You must mean dolly varden which are present in north slope tributaries, and yes the fishing for them can be good.

    I read these post on the forum about..."char" and north slope...they are char family however..they are dolly varden which are in the "char" family along with lake trout, brook trout, and arctic char, etc.

    Arctic char are only found in Lakes in Alaska according to several sources, not me saying it....can anyone show me a source different than whats been posted or published previously.

    Just saying.....
    haha...seems this debate comes up about 10 times per year...
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    Default Sources posted Again



    Here they are:

    check it out for yourself, read carefully if you dare:

    BigCox..."I think its a char!!" A dolly varden to be exact on which char it is...

    http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/SARR/...shSurv_ims.cfm

    start mapping above

    read this also:

    http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/pubs/notebook/fish/a%5Echar.php

    read paragraph on RANGE

    http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/Stati...ollyvarden.pdf

    Page 7 states it very clearly

    http://www.wildlifenews.alaska.gov/i...rticles_id=147

    and another short by a former biologist that did studies on the dolly varden in north slope.

    Again not my lip service, legitiment science sources (not some know it all angler like me) I do not use my own experience as a source becuase I said so stuff is not legit....besides I cant spell anyway...just posting and informing

    I do not know why this troubles me so much....not trying to be a smarty, just saying...
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    Oh gawd! Goodness gracious!

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    Default Arctic Char-North Slope

    Well the intent was not meant to be a discussion regarding the classification of fish…. In certain texts they mention the Sag as being one of the best places in that area to fish for sea-run char, my initial solicitation for information regarding tackle/techniques and general locations. Any help other than the educational tidbits regarding DV/Char?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan Salmon Sith View Post
    Oh gawd! Goodness gracious!

    haha...LMAO! Funny...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuZ7106 View Post
    Well the intent was not meant to be a discussion regarding the classification of fish…. In certain texts they mention the Sag as being one of the best places in that area to fish for sea-run char, my initial solicitation for information regarding tackle/techniques and general locations. Any help other than the educational tidbits regarding DV/Char?

    I remember fishing for them pretty extensively in Nome. Pink Pixies seemed to work good for them. I'm sure Inline Spinners would work also. Beads, Flesh Flies, or Egg Sucking Leaches if your a fly fisherman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuZ7106 View Post
    Well the intent was not meant to be a discussion regarding the classification of fish…. In certain texts they mention the Sag as being one of the best places in that area to fish for sea-run char, my initial solicitation for information regarding tackle/techniques and general locations. Any help other than the educational tidbits regarding DV/Char?
    cool, yea i get it...hope this does not come off the wrong way....


    I always want to know what I am fishing for first before I ask when and where...its like pacific salmon....all called salmon, but each species has its own information on tackle/techniques and general locations in the fresh water. Just like lake trout (char) and dolly varden (char) as examples. The title of the thread is mis-leading to me... "arctic-char" are not present on the North Slope and the request for inital solicitation for tackle/techniques and location prompted my post.

    I simply posted to avoid further confusion in your thread in regards to what you thought you were going to target in the Sag River and mislead others that when reading it they may want to consider thinking there is no magical mystery arctic char present about the Sag, there are dolly varden.

    Further educational tidbits: Along with various comments on the forum, The Highway Angler is a great reference and spot on for public access points from the Haul Road, species timing chart, and fly/lure selections for the "dolly varden" in the Sag River.

    And yes the Highway Angler even notes "dolly varden" as the species not "char" or "arctic char"

    Not trying to hijack your thread....or be a know it all....just saying to help prevent further ignorance about what people are fishing for in the Sag.

    Hope you have tight lines when you fish the Sag!
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    Default uh-oh

    here we go again
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    Default OK, those fish from east or north dock were red inside

    Call them what you want but it was fun catching and even more fun eating "whatever" those **** things were. I know they were great tasting and had a tail like a fish. Other than that, I couldn't care what you want to call them. tight lines
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    Lots of CHAR for sure


    Send me an email if you find time. NW Alaska is the place to go.



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    I think its a char.....
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    NO!!

    They are CHAR

    Fooking idiots evurywhere...
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    It's an Arctic Char....I think it's an Arctic Char....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post
    It's an Arctic Char....I think it's an Arctic Char....
    Pot stirrer


    You know damm well they are really bull trout.




    The locals in NW Alaska make it simple. Trout.


    However, char is the correct catch all name.


    I like dollies.


    Truth is, there are very few arctic char in Alaska. Well, atleast compared to the number of dolly varden. Much confusion on the subject and rightfully so. Hell, I was reading some magazines once that even called them arctic char. Seems the name is more alluring to us out of state folks. Something about ARCTIC I guess. Arctic grayling. Arctic char. NW Arctic caribou....


    Go figure.


    Either way, they all like purple egg sucking leeches and that is all I care about


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    Hijackers!!!
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    dang I thought they were cHarp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danattherock View Post
    Pot stirrer


    You know damm well they are really bull trout. hahaha




    The locals in NW Alaska make it simple. Trout. ok yes this is true


    However, char is the correct catch all name. true for the non-resident folks who dont know any better while some people call it maze?

    I like dollies. good choice that would be the correct call


    Truth is, there are very few arctic char in Alaska. they are in the lakes Well, atleast compared to the number of dolly varden. Much confusion on the subject and rightfully so. Hell, I was reading some magazines once that even called them arctic char. Seems the name is more alluring to us out of state folks. Something about ARCTIC I guess. Arctic grayling. Arctic char. NW Arctic caribou....I agree


    Go figure.


    Either way, they all like purple egg sucking leeches and that is all I care about


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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMasterSalmonSlayer View Post
    I think its a char?

    Dollies!

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