(Pallas, 1776); SALMONIDAE FAMILY; also called American grayling
As its name implies, the Arctic grayling is primarily an inhabitant of northern waters. It can be found from the Hudson Bay west through northern and central Canada to Alaska as well as in Siberia. Small natural populations occur in Montana and Idaho, and transplanted populations occur in these states as well as in Vermont, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. The best fishing for this species, however, is in Alaska's and northern Canada's rivers and lakes.
It is easily recognized by its distinctive sail l...