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#1 BRK TRT

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:42 PM

While fishing a CT class 1 wild trout mgt area I hooked a wild tiger trout.

They are a cross between brook and brown trout.

The stream I was fishing does not get stocked but contains wild self sustaining populations of brook and brown trout.

Unfortunately while reaching for my camera the trout made a run upstream and departed.

Have any of you ever taken a wild tiger?

I have only taken one other wild tiger and that was also taken in a class 1





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Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:37 PM

We have stocked tigers in the Westfield,hold on tight at the strike :o

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:22 PM

what fly did you have the tiger on?

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:36 PM

what fly did you have the tiger on?



It was a Bomber fished dry.


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Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:32 PM

I have caught a few, but never in Maine. Check out my member pic and you will see a pic of one I caught in WV. Going back to that C&R spot this weekend to try my luck again. Last year I had a grand slam (Brookie, Brown, Tiger and Rainbow) plus I hooked and lost a Golden about a foot from me. I agree with RAW...hold on tight to that strike!

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:11 AM

I caught 1 about 25-30 years ago on what we refer to as the N branch of little river in gorham off rt 25 small little alder chocked stream ...and it was wild ! my guess is the stocking of little river way down on rt 202 with browns and brook trout must of had some influence on it it was definitly a wild fish it was only about 5.5 -6" long and real pretty


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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:35 PM

Not while fishing, but I shocked one up last year while doing stream electrofishing surveys in NY. I know it was wild because that stream does not get stocked at all, and the State only stocks tigers in a couple of places (plus, it was small and wild looking).
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:47 PM

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Talk about a pretty, little fish! It was actually in the stream behind my house in the foothills of the Catskills (I was surveying there at the time). The stream has mostly brook trout, with a few large browns that come up to spawn from time to time. I'll bet there just wasn't a mate around for a female brown, so a brookie did the honors.
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:04 PM

Looks like theres one more trout species that I need to catch,now I need to go out of Maine to catch a Tiger trout.The tigers just look to good to pass up a photo with one. Also need to find a Blueback Trout.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:16 PM

Here are some pics:

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Talk about a pretty, little fish! It was actually in the stream behind my house in the foothills of the Catskills (I was surveying there at the time). The stream has mostly brook trout, with a few large browns that come up to spawn from time to time. I'll bet there just wasn't a mate around for a female brown, so a brookie did the honors.




Thats the fish.

Wild as can be.



Thanks for the photos,


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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:53 PM

Great pictures.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 06:13 PM

Pretty little things! B)
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 06:55 PM

I need to go out of Maine to catch a Tiger trout.

People do occasionally catch them in Southern Maine. They are simply a cross between a brook trout and a brown. Rare, but not unheard of in Maine. I am quite sure none are ever stocked here.

I believe they are sterile, so they do not reproduce.
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 07:17 PM

People do occasionally catch them in Southern Maine. They are simply a cross between a brook trout and a brown. Rare, but not unheard of in Maine. I am quite sure none are ever stocked here.

I believe they are sterile, so they do not reproduce.


Yea I have heard of them being caught in Maine before but I'd like to go to a river that stocks them so Id have a good chance on landing one. And yes from what I have read about them they are sterile.I just want to catch one because they look cool. :)

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:54 AM

The stock Tiger Trout in Lucas Pond in Northwood NH, and a couple of other ponds in the state; at least they used to. They do not naturally reproduce and apparently are more difficult to rear in a hatchery than pure strains.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:24 AM

Interesting that Splake get no respect at all, but Tiger Trout, also a hybrid, are a sought after fish by many :huh: Tiger Trout do sometimes happen in the wild naturally, Splake never do, maybe that is the reason...
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

Here are some pics of the Tiger that I caught in WV Last season. Haven't heard of anyone catching or stocking tigers in this body of water but there are wild brookies and browns.... This fish was about 14-16 inches and was released to surprise another angler later on.
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The stretch of river I landed it on.
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Sorry I don't have any post-fishing dinner pics B)

Fished this river again last weekend and stopped counting after 20 fish. No tigers this trip, all Bows except for 2 brookies.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:53 PM

That's a really beautiful fish! B)
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:45 AM

Very cool.




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