Alaska saving grace

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Char, Arctic
Size: 
29”

My trip to Alaska wasn’t timed well to say the least..  most salmon rivers in the area were closed while we were there and then the next week when we headed to the interior they opened up.   Didn’t have great luck their either  had one small rainbow and a dinky little pike, and then the morning of the day we left I stuck this bulldawg of a char on a boat borrowed from a guy who we met the night before!

Comments

andy's picture

That's a huge arctic char, congratulations on an awesome catch.  That had to be an incredible fight!  I would love to hear more about your trip to Alaska, even if things didn't go as planned (they rarely do up there).  I'll PM you.

FP4LifesDad's picture

Awesome buddy!

Mike B's picture

Nice char man! Gotta love the buzzer beaters.

mike b

Amia Calva's picture

Awesome that you got that boat! Char are very high on my want list glad you got one!

2017 Goals: Longnose Sucker, Silver Redhorse, Chinook Salmon (X), Coho Salmon, Brown Trout (X), Lake Ontario Steelhead (X)
2018 Goals: Silver Redhorse (x), Big Channel Cat, Fallfish (x), Black Crappie (x), Sauger, Muskellunge (X)

smurph's picture

Thanks everyone! And yes anyone feel free to pm me with questions about my trip or anything else!

Divemaster's picture

What an awesome fish! I love the colored-up male Char as much as anyone, but there’s just something about that silvery-blue look they have in larger bodies of water that I love. Great work!

2018 Species Goals:

Longnose Gar (), Grass Pickerel (), Shorthead Redhorse (X), Quillback (X), Burbot ()

DocEsox's picture

Very nice charr.....what drainage was it in?