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Just had to share this grayling photo right away.

By Troutnut on July 30th, 2015
I've been lucky enough this summer to see a tremendous amount of good scenery and good fishing during my work on three Alaskan streams and breaks in between. I have a backlog of good photos to share from all these adventures, once I eventually have time this winter. But this one I just couldn't wait to post.

Photos by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #186 in Alaska

Big Arctic grayling eating a Drunella doddsii mayfly dun. From Mystery Creek # 186 in Alaska.
Big Arctic grayling eating a Drunella doddsii mayfly dun.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 30, 2015
Date AddedAug 3, 2015
AuthorTroutnut
Cameraunknown

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TroutnutNovember 3rd, 2015, 3:07 am
Administrator
Fairbanks, AK

Posts: 2375
Hi Jkeag,

For more details on our research, see here:

http://www.driftmodelproject.org/about-the-project/
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
JkeagNovember 1st, 2015, 11:06 am
Posts: 1Incredible photo of the Grayling taking the mayfly. Watched with amazement the film on Alaskan Field Work. Is the project scope posted someplace?
OldredbarnAugust 4th, 2015, 8:07 am
Novi, MI

Posts: 2536
Wonderful Jason!

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
TroutnutAugust 4th, 2015, 3:00 am
Administrator
Fairbanks, AK

Posts: 2375
I've been catching lots of them both for research and on breaks during research trips. Each data set consists of a few hours of video recording of the fish, concurrent with drift sampling, followed by diet sampling. While the cameras are rolling, we often have time to go off somewhere downstream to do some fishing without disturbing our data fish. And when the cameras are done rolling, I try to catch the same fish we were filming (and usually succeed) to pump their stomachs for comparison with model predictions.

Anyway yes, I've caught several hundred grayling this year. :)
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
Jmd123August 4th, 2015, 12:01 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2008
Nice shot Jason!! You been catching many lately? Or too busy with summer research?

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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