Arctic Grayling Fishing

Arctic grayling are closely related to and share a similar body shape with members of the trout family. The overall coloration of the grayling can be fairly variable, ranging from steel-gray to a dull-rust. The dorsal and pelvic fins of this fish are very colorful. Grayling will usually grow to an average length of 30 to 38 cm.

Grayling are native to Saskatchewan and reside only in the large, northern rivers and lakes of the Canadian Shield. They are very sensitive to pollution and disturbances to their habitat. Insects such as mayflies, caddisflies, midges and grasshoppers in both the immature and adult stages, comprise the bulk of the grayling’s diet. They will also prey upon fish but this feeding characteristic is not as common.

Arctic grayling spawn during the spring break-up of the northern creeks and streams. Adults migrate into small rocky, feeder creeks from their wintering areas in large rivers and lakes to spawn. No nest is prepared. Eggs are broadcast over the clean, gravelly or rocky substrate, settling in-between the rocks to incubate.


At Which Outpost Camp Can I Fish for Arctic Grayling?

Arctic Grayling can be found at the following Outpost Camps: