About tiger trout
It's a cross between a female brown trout and a male brook trout, and this breeding gives it distinct tiger-like markings. It is known to be more aggressive than its parents. Raised successfully in hatcheries, but has a high mortality rate if bred in the wild.
those are just a few quotes I found off the internet, as you can see, they are conflicting. Is there anybody who knows for sure how they are bred?The tiger trout is a hybrid fish produced by the breeding of a male brown trout with a female brook trout (Utah Fish Finder, n.d.). Managers of Utah's fisheries have high hopes that the Tiger Trout will keep the chub from out-competing and overrunning other gaming fish in Utah's waters especially in Scofield Reservoir and Joe's Valley
i knew a spot where there WERE a few natural tigers (they were never stocked anywhere near this place) but soon the browns overran the brooks so now they are gone. browns do this a lot in heavily fished and/or warmer waters, partly because they can live in the mucked up water better and brooks are more susceptible to being caught then browns due to their night feeding habits.LOAH said:My best guess would be female brook trout and male browns. I say that because the only "natural" tiger I ever saw was right under the dam at Strawberry. At that time, there were mostly brookies hanging out in that spot and the browns were typically further downstream.
Just the other day, all I could get to hit were browns though. I'm stumped.
not saying either is wrong, but both might work or it might have something to do with the strain of brooks, and water conditions.Packfish said:Utah says it's a male brown and a female brookies and Pa. says it's the other way around.
What you said doesn't really make any sense.The Naturalist said:The Tigers (at least in Utah) are the cross between female brookies and male browns. Since they are of different species the resulting offspring are neither male nor female and are infertile and incapable of reproducing. However, they can go through a false spawn where most Tigers take on female characteristics and a few will take on typical male characteristics of the brighter colors, hooked jaw etc.
They are fun to catch! I need to get into more of them.