The Arctic char's willingness to take a wide variety of foods explains why it is one of the easiest salmonids to catch on hook and line. The fish are easily taken on streamers and will sometimes rise to dry flies, but most anglers rely on flashy spoons.
Sea - run char are formidable fish, reaching weights of 25 pounds and waging a powerful fight when hooked. It's not unusual for one to catapult from the water several times. But the fish "lose steam" after they've been in the stream for a long period of time.
Large numbers of Arctic char over winter in tundra lakes where native anglers ice - fish for them using primitive gear--usually a short stick and a spoon tied to a heavy string.
Heavy casting spoons are ideal for catching char because you can cast them a long distance and they stay down in the current.