My trip began as a search to find and fish Embarrass River which joins the Mcleod River about 20km southwest of Edson. On the way there I passed over another stream with some decent looking holding water called Sundance Creek. Still determined to fish Embarrass I kept going to I met the Mcleod and hiked in about 100 yards to the joining of these two rivers. From there I began my hike up the Embarrass in search of trout and grayling. After about 500 yards it became apparent to me that the river was either really low or I was fishing the wrong section of stream as the river was shallow and there were few decent fishing spots. I decided to walk back and try the Mcleod.
Upon reaching the Mcleod I ran into a few locals that told me they were having success at a stream called Lambert Creek about 10 minutes further southwest. After fishing the Mcleod and catching a small 6 inch Rocky Mountain Whitefish on a size 16 Beadhead Prince Nymph, I decided to go try Lambert. I had only spent about 30 minutes at Lambert which was not only quite shallow but also difficult to fish with lots of stream side vegetation. With little luck at Lambert I decided to go try Sundance.
Sundance Creek was well worth my time, not only did I catch my first Arctic Grayling, but caught over a dozen. I was catching them on anything, Stimulators, Elk Hair Caddis, Adams, Royal Coachman and Mosquitoes. If you have never had the opportunity to catch Arctic Grayling I highly recommend going for these hard fighting fish. Remember though just like Bull Trout, there is a zero limit on Arctic Grayling in Alberta.