- Arctic Char Fishing
test yourself against a real Northern fighter, the Arctic Char. These
powerful swimmers migrate up the mighty rivers and leap the rocky
falls to reach the spawning grounds. Try casting a fly over a wild
Arctic stream for char: it's
simply irresistible fishing.Take
a deep breath when an Arctic char takes the lure. You are in for a
battle of skill against pure instinct.
The Arctic char occurs in two principal forms. One migrates into the
sea in the summer to feed, but returns to fresh water to pass the
winter and the other remains in fresh water throughout its entire
life. As char approach spawning condition in the autumn, body colours
range from bright red to deep vermilion. During the winter, char feed
little or not at all, but use large fat reserves stored during the
previous summer. Arctic char occur in the northern drainages of the
Yukon naturally, but are also stocked by the Yukon government in some
accessible pothole lakes.
Your guides will lead you to some great fishing spots and show you
how to catch 10 to 20 lbs. Arctic char on fly or casting rods. Canadian
held World Record: 32 lbs. 9 ounces.
ARCTIC CHAR fishing adventures are available through the resorts and
Escapes is a Yukon owned and operated guiding company offering
trips for all seasons, skill levels and budgets. We provide
unique ATV, zodiac, power boat and jet boat tours. All trips
include certified Yukon guides, who will ensure the trip
is a safe and pleasurable experience. Yukon Escapes offers
trips to individuals, small and large groups, and corporate
Cantlie Lake Combined ATV and Fishing is suitable for the
experienced rider. Trip begins on the Grey Mountain Road
overlooking Whitehorse. After taking in the beauty of the
surrounding area, we will proceed down the trail towards
Cantlie Lake in pursuit of Arctic Char. Upon arrival we
will head out in our zodiac and try to lure the "big
Yukon Escapes offers trips to other remote fishing spots,
or to nearby fishing holes.
scientific name is " Salvelinus alpinus "
The Arctic char's will hit a wide variety of foods and is one of the
easiest salmonids to catch on hook and line. Sea-run char are formidable
fish, reaching weights of 25 pounds and waging a powerful fight catapulting
from the water several times before they "lose steam" after
a lengthy fight in the stream.