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Re: Tiger Trout

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As small as it is with lots of markings it might very well be a wild tiger trout which I have been told by a fisheries biologist is very rare in eastern trout streams. I have caught two in sixty years of fishing, I actually caught more wild grayling (in the Big Hole) than I have caught tiger trout. Both were in my mind stocked fish. One I caught in a tributary of the old Hackettstown trout hatchery in NJ and the other is pictured above caught in the WB of the Delaware River near Deposit, NY.

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Posted on: 11/5 9:55
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Re: Tiger Trout

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Congrats on the wild tiger (yes, pretty sure wild). Welcome to the club!

Posted on: 11/5 18:42


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Congratulations, you are now a member of the "I caught a Wild Tiger Trout Club" LOL. Enjoy. It does not happen very often. I have caught two in the last 15 years.

Posted on: 11/5 19:51
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Re: Tiger Trout

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Nice.

I still haven't caught a tiger trout, or for that matter, seen one in person that someone else caught. I saw a live large red belly pranha caught from a lake in Ohio, but never a tiger trout ... anywhere.

So my question is this: Is there a lightning trout club.

There probably is, but so secret that nobody wants to admit catching one.

Posted on: 11/9 7:46
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Re: Tiger Trout

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Cant say anything about tigers but did keep 2 rainbows this year that where full of little black beetles.

Posted on: 11/9 15:44
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This was an exceptional year for beetles, at least in my outings.

Posted on: 11/9 20:57


Re: Tiger Trout

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SteveG wrote:
Dryflyguy, I'm actually tossing around the idea of only fishing dries next year. I still need to see if I'm able to undertake something like that. I almost feel as if I'd have to get one of my fishing buddies to go in on it with me so I'm held accountable.


Going dry only certainly isn't for everyone.
But in some ways, it certainly simplifies things. My vest is quite full with dry flies only now. I couldn't imagine how stuffed it would be if I carried subsurface patterns too.

Bottom line for me - I'm just fishing the way that I want to

FWIW - most of the guys I fish with have also adopted a dry only approach. And they still love this sport

Posted on: 11/11 12:08


Re: Tiger Trout
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SteveG wrote:
Dryflyguy, I'm actually tossing around the idea of only fishing dries next year. I still need to see if I'm able to undertake something like that. I almost feel as if I'd have to get one of my fishing buddies to go in on it with me so I'm held accountable.


Going dry only certainly isn't for everyone.
But in some ways, it certainly simplifies things. My vest is quite full with dry flies only now. I couldn't imagine how stuffed it would be if I carried subsurface patterns too.

Bottom line for me - I'm just fishing the way that I want to

FWIW - most of the guys I fish with have also adopted a dry only approach. And they still love this sport


I've never tried going dry for an entire season, but I have gone out for the day and decided to fish dries only. It was fun. I found myself moving around and walking more, as well as spending more time observing and looking for risers.

I suggest you do it when the fish are more likely to feed on top. It gives you a much better shot at being successful. Trying it in January or February or when the streams are bank full may be kinda tough!

Good luck.

Posted on: 11/12 10:37


Re: Tiger Trout

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Yeah, if I ever d up trying it, I'm only going to go out when conditions are ideal. January and February don't bother me, since I'm surrounded by limestone, and I already go out specifically to fish midge and olive hatches throughout the Winter. I just bring a pack, thermos of coffee or soup, food, and a book to read while sitting on a mound of snow, waiting for them to start rising. Sometimes they don't, but it still beats the real world.

Posted on: 11/12 22:28


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Yeah, if I ever d up trying it, I'm only going to go out when conditions are ideal. January and February don't bother me, since I'm surrounded by limestone, and I already go out specifically to fish midge and olive hatches throughout the Winter. I just bring a pack, thermos of coffee or soup, food, and a book to read while sitting on a mound of snow, waiting for them to start rising. Sometimes they don't, but it still beats the real world.



Sound like Jack when we went winter fishing with him..."hey, let's build a fire and wait for risers" (with flask in hand, of course)

Posted on: 11/13 6:40


Re: Tiger Trout

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It's more fun than trying to nymph the Letort

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Re: Tiger Trout

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You're gonna fish dry only in the winter? More power to you.

I pick my times for sure. And winter isn't one of them.
I'm likely done fishing now until march.
Of course, I don't have a limestone stream close by. The nearest one is 2+ hours away. And it's just not worth all of that driving, to hope for a few risers during a couple hour stretch in the middle of the day.


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