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Re: Is this a tiger trout?

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I remember in the mid to late 90's catching a few fish that looked like that from Clarks creek and i assumed they were stocked tigers but maybe i was wrong to assume.

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Re: Is this a tiger trout?

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ok, so I was out on a mtn stream yesterday, caught a bunch of small wild browns. The stream isn't stocked, but the reservoir it fills probably was at some point in the past. Caught no brookies, but I'm sure they're in there, probably just a bit further upstream...

But I did catch this little fella, and my immediate thought was a young tiger. Anybody else think this is my first wild tiger?
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Re: Is this a tiger trout?
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Tomi,
Congratulations on your first tiger trout!
I'm still trying after 3 decades to catch my first wild tiger.

Posted on: 2010/6/20 7:38


Re: Is this a tiger trout?
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Wow, beautiful fish, Yup a wild Tiger IMO, and you were lucky enough to get a great photo of it! Congrats.

Posted on: 2010/6/20 7:59


Re: Is this a tiger trout?

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ok, so I was out on a mtn stream yesterday, caught a bunch of small wild browns. The stream isn't stocked, but the reservoir it fills probably was at some point in the past. Caught no brookies, but I'm sure they're in there, probably just a bit further upstream...

But I did catch this little fella, and my immediate thought was a young tiger. Anybody else think this is my first wild tiger?
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Congrats. I too believe you caught your first wild tiger! It took me 30 years to catch one. Catching a wild tiger is truely a rare event. Your trout has very similar color to this one.

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Re: Is this a tiger trout?

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A couple of years ago, I thought I caught my first tiger on Spring creek. After all this talk and pic's about tigers, Im starting to wonder if it really was a tiger!

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Posted on: 2010/6/20 8:12


Re: Is this a tiger trout?

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That is a wild tiger trout. They are very rare in the wild but do occur where brook trout and brown trout have natural reproduction in the same stream. I have been fortunate and have caught three since I started flyfishing six years ago. The wild tigers I have caught have come from the same stream. I have a friend who has flyfished many more years than I and he has caught five in his lifetime. I guess many fisherman never catch one so we can consider ourselves lucky. The tigers I caught were 8.5 inches,11 inches, and a monster 13.5 inches. The stream I caught them in shall remain nameless. I will say it is a unstocked limestoner. I have also caught several stocked tigers a few years ago in another stream,however they do not compare to the beauty and color that god has given the wild fish. Those wild tigers are how I got my user name LOL. Congratulations!

Posted on: 2010/6/20 11:32


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A couple of years ago, I thought I caught my first tiger on Spring creek. After all this talk and pic's about tigers, Im starting to wonder if it really was a tiger!

PaulG


It was probably a hatchery raised tiger trout. The PFBC raises and stocks tiger trout. There are 2 PFBC fish hatcheries on Spring Creek and fish escape from them fairly frequently.

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cool!!!

thanks for the feedback.

Posted on: 2010/6/20 17:16


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Congratulations Tomitrout.

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