Mongolia is a distant, wild place. Visiting there, you can still feel the spirit of Genghis Khan, who ruled Mongolia in the 13th century and launched the Mongol Empire, which grew to become the largest contiguous empire in history.
I traveled to Mongolia to find big fish that also reflect Khan’s spirit. Taimen (hucho hucho taimen) are the world’s largest salmonids. They grow to more than five feet long, and they hunt prey in packs. They are known as “river wolves” and they make short work of mice unlucky enough to fall into their waters.