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I caught a 16" Tiger Trout OR Splake out of Jordenelle on Sunday. I was stoked to get a new species.. I did not know they were in there.. I wonder if it swam the weber canal from rockport and dumped out into Jordenelle or if it was stocked into the lake when they stock rainbows..i got a pic but i don't how to upload ..let me know.. any one hear of tigers or splake in jordenelle.. ??
 

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Congrats on the new species, hope your able to post the pic. Was that the only fish you caught? On the ice? From shore? On the water?
 

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I've never heard of that. If it was a tiger, it may be a natural hybrid from upstream. Everybody knows that browns are in Jordanelle...The upper Provo has brookies...

That's my only guess. I suppose it's possible.
 

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heres the pic,we caught tons of rainbows and a few med. browns.. and this guy. fun times..[attachment=0:twviml9i]tiger trout jordenelle3.jpg[/attachment:twviml9i]
 

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Well, it's not a tiger. I really don't think it looks much like a rainbow either. The speckles are really strange for a bow. I'm honestly thinking splake.

The green on the head looks like a bow, but the muted yellowish coloration and strange spots scream splake. How would a splake end up in Jordanelle?

I might not know what I'm talking about though. I've been tricked by fish from the nelle before.
 

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Yea it's no rainbow... it must be a splake that was stocked unintentionally. cool.. this is what a rainbow from the nelle looks like..
 

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Interesting fish you caught. Im not sure what it is. To me it looks more on the tiger side. It doesnt look much like any splake I have ever caught but I could definately be wrong. I wonder what it is! On a side note that is a pretty looking bow!
 

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So here's a picture of a small splake:



vs your fish:



So here's my best guess: I really don't know.

Char have a darker body with lighter spots and trout have a lighter body with darker spots.

This isn't a splake. It would have to be a trout of some type. Maybe it is a tiger, but I've never seen a tiger with speckles instead of crazy squiggles. From the angle, there may be some connected spots, but I can't really tell. Did it have connected dots? If so, it's a tiger.

Maybe a brown that hasn't colored up yet?

Maybe it's an ugly rainbow with dull spots in the shape of a brown's???

No idea. Thanks for posting the photo, I'm interested in what others say.
 

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It is a fish. :shock: :shock: :lol:

I don't know what it is :?: The tail is not forked enough to be a splake and it doesn't look like a tiger. It has a head of a rainbow.

Maybe this is the elusive Brown/Bow every one always argues about. :twisted:
 

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It's not a splake, a splake is a cross between a brook and a lake trout both being char,
Char have dark colored bodies with light colored spots, so with both parents being char splake have dark bodies with light spots
This fish has a light colored body with dark spots, I caught a tiger trout that was almost void of the typical markings
I would guess it is a tiger, the head and tail look like a tiger trout, a rainbow and cutthroat or a hybred of the two have more spots in the tail
 

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It looks like a mix of everything...Skeet4L caught a different one awhile ago. His was also hard to identify...It's hard to tell if they're the same breed though..

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1643
 

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Also Splake have the red fins with white tips that has clear ones. and look closely and you'll see rainbow markings pink stripe, and the spots look like a rainbows
 

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Char have a darker body with lighter spots and trout have a lighter body with darker spots
Zactly! -*|*- It must be some kind of Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown or combination of same. No, it doesn't look like that big beautiful rainbow in BTU's photo, but it does look like a rainbow just the same.
 
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