I was wondering if anybody knows of any decent arctic grayling holes around Fort St John. I only have a car and must fish from shore. I have tried the Sikanni River, which was pretty muddy, and also the Buckinghorse river with no luck. Any suggestions?
i've fished the tiny feeder creeks to the Buckinghorse & Sekanni Chief rivers while up there hunting and have caught tonnes of 'em on a dry fly, weird that you aint gettin them. Also fish a lake just before the Sekanni River, you turn left. (cant remember the name)....from the dock and caught lots. Has rec site there, supposebly large rainbows in there too. Also had good luck on the Moberly & Sukunka.
They're very easy to catch, but keep you line behind your fly/lure or they wont hit.
I'd like to say thanks again for all the replies. I went out last weekend to the small lake mentioned by Tacheeda and caught several grayling. They were on the smaller side with the largest being about 9-10 inches. I am not sure if they get much bigger in there or not. Perhaps if I had my float tube I could access some larger fish. I plan on trying the sukunka also, but I believe the streams in the Peace Watershed are closed until the end of June. The Liard Watershed streams are open to catch and release, but I found the Sikanni and Buckinghorse rivers to still be extremely muddy. Hopefully they will clean up abit over the next few weeks. Thanks again.
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