Arctic Grayling




List of BC Adventure
Advertisers

Site Info
Advertise With Us
Awards
About Us
Contact Us


Kayak with Killer Whales
Free Vacation Guides
BC Vacation Guides
Coastal Vacations
Thompson Okanagan
EcoTourism
Fishing Vacations
Guest Ranch Guide
Romantic Getaways
Wilderness Vacations
Winter Vacations
The Rockies Guide

Kayak with Orca Whales
Coastal Spirits Expeditions
Login




Game Fish Species of British Columbia

Arctic Grayling
Arctic Grayling

Thymallus arcticus or Grayling, American Grayling, Bluefish, Back's Grayling, Sailfin Arctic Grayling, Arctic Trout, Tittimeg, Poison Bleu

DESCRIPTION - This species has an average length of 12-15 inches and weighs in at 1-3 pounds. A strikingly coloured fish, the back is purple to blue-black or blue-grey with sides of a pinkish iridescence having a number of V-shaped or diamond shaped spots. The head is olive-green with a mauve iridescence. During spawning the colors darken and the male becomes more brilliant than the female.

DISTRIBUTION - The Arctic grayling occurs in northern B.C. from the Peace and Stikine rivers north and in the south in the flathead river. The general habitat is the clear waters of large, cold rivers, rocky creeks and lakes.

BIOLOGY - Grayling begin their spawn during the time that the ice is first breaking up in smaller streams. No actual nest is prepared and the female lays 4000-7000 eggs. The maximum age is 11-12 years. Food consists of a very broad range of invertebrates.

RELATION TO MAN - This fish has been taken by Eskimos and Indians as food for their dogs and, less often, for themselves. They are an attractive sport fish due to their tendency to leap when hooked. Fly fishermen fly into northern Canada to catch this beautiful fish.


Fishing Vacations in British Columbia
Choose from our large selection of resorts, guides, charters & tours.
More info....
Outdoors & Fly Shops
Where to shop for fishing and outdoors gear..
More info....
Guides, Adventures, Charters & Tours
Professional tourism operators offering wilderness experiences in BC.
 
More info...
Wilderness Resorts, Lodges, Cabins & Campgrounds
Browse a selection of wilderness lodging.
 
More info...



Follow Us On Facebook


BC Game Fish
Arctic Grayling
Black Crappie
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Burbot
Chinook Salmon
Chum Salmon
Coho Salmon
Cutthroat Trout
Dolly Varden & Bull Trout
Kokanee & Sockeye Salmon
Lake Trout/Char
Lake Whitefish
Lingcod
Mountain Whitefish
Northern Pike
Pacific Halibut
Pink Salmon
Pygmy Whitefish
Rainbow & Steelhead
Rockcod
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
White Sturgeon
Yellow Perch

Entomology Articles
Rainbow Feeding Habits

Game Fish
BC Fish Quiz
Bone Fish of the North
Kamloops Trout
Pacific Herring
Salmon Watching
Salmon and Creeks
Sea-Run Cutthroat
The Extraordinary Rainbow

Salmon Online
Chinook Salmon
Chum Salmon
Coho Salmon
Pink Salmon
Sockeye Salmon

Steelheading
Steelhead Trout

Techniques
Fabulous Fall Chinook
Naden Harbour
Walking the Dogs

Arctic Grayling