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In Search of Arctic Grayling - 4K

For over thirty years I have wanted to catch an arctic grayling. Iíve hiked and fished the high Uinta mountains several times over the years but have never had any luck catching this beautiful fish. So I decided to give it another try last week. The Crystal Lake Trailhead leads to the Long Lake loop trail which takes you to Marjorie Lake. This is a good but rocky trail. It winds through forests and meadows with several small ponds along the way. There are a few short steeper sections that will get your heart pumping.


The lake sits at almost ten thousand feet and is about 13 acres with a maximum depth of 16 feet. Itís a beautiful setting and the lake is primarily used for fishing brook trout and arctic grayling. Originally the lake was constructed as a reservoir, but since the Jordanelle Reservoir was built, it no longer serves that purpose. Now it provides fish and wildlife habitat. I was wondering if the lake would be low because of the drought but it was filled to the top when we arrived. Itís a beautiful area and I have never seen more than one or two people there when I have been there before.


I realized that I was going to have to try something different this time so I looked through my collection of flies, spinners and lures and decided to use this little lure. It has a small propeller attached to the front of the fly that creates a vibration action and sound that has proven to be really effective with other fish. So, thatís what I decided to try this time. Luckily it worked and while I was reeling it in on my first cast the fish hit it hard. I was surprised at what a good fighter the fish was and when I got it to shore I could see the beauty of this amazing fish. It has an unusually large dorsal fin along its back and its lower fins match the iridescent coloration of the dorsal fin. After creating a secure little live well at the edge of the lake to keep the fish alive I decided to try my luck at catching a brook trout.


These two fish are definitely my favorites for color, fight, and taste. It wasnít long before I had a beautiful brook trout on my line, which was a perfect companion to the grayling for a tasty lunch. I had brought some aluminum foil, butter and salt. So we built a small fire and cooked the fish in the coals. They were a perfect complement to the fruit that we had brought for a snack. Overall, we hiked eight and a half miles on this trip. If you ever want a short and amazing adventure, I highly recommend a hike into the High Uintas where you never know what you will catch! Music credit: John Barry - Out of Africa Soundtrack - End Title-You Are Karen




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