From looking at some of your photos, all I know that those are some really, really big fish. Char or Dolly, well the only evidence I see is that interactive mapping from ADF&G. I don't think they would publish such a mapping system separting Dolly Varden or Arctic Char without some kind of evidence, or research. Walt, does you company take care of the logistics of a trip to any river out of Kotz? Thanks for any info...
The debate to what is an Arctic Char and what is a Dolly rages and always will. If you refer to the AF&G web site and look at he category listed Dolly Virden/Arctic Char you will see the following
Arctic char/Dolly Varden 10 lb. 27/6 2002 Wulik River Mike Curtiss
The web site is found at http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/Statewide/Trophy/record.cfm
You call them Dolly and I and the rest of the fishing world call them Char.
I think of Dollys as the small cuz to the larger Char!
Sweet, can not wait to catch some big Dolly Varden also know as "Char"Any way come on up and chase the Char, best in the state plain and simple! I have hooked them in the 7-10 pound range many times and landed a few that will challenge the best Silver Salmon in size and with all of the color of the Char! I am still looking for that 20+ pounder and come hell or high water I will be on the Wulik this summer and try again! Stay away from my hole!!
I have seen this before. I agree. The posting leaves much ambiguity for a definitive resolution. Hence, I am sticking to using the interactive mapping to determine where the different species are present.
Interesting tactic, I remain skeptic. Using the Verizon network as a source? I seriously doubt I am all by myself on this one. I certainly do agree that portions of the "fishing world" hold your same view point, however your gross exaggeration leaves me to discredit your theory. This is a good example of trying to support an argument with out any true substance. After all you previously stated in the begining of your post " The debate to what is an Arctic Char and what is a Dolly rages and always will." I guess you were refering to me and the rest of the fishing world aka Verizon network?
My wife also thinks size matters, however I do not think she was refering to "arctic char" vs dolly varden?
I think you need to post a source less riddled with ambiguity before I can be convinced the species can be distinquished by sheer size alone. Show me the beef!
Sweet, can not wait to catch some big Dolly Varden also know as "Char"