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after catching my grayling i decided it was time to kick it into high gear and finally catch my elusive tiger. that would complete my goals for this year.

i woke up early and on my way to my destination the sunrise welcomed me.
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa30 ... 0213-1.jpg

when i got to my lake the fish were rolling so i decided to try a dry. after nothing a put a pt dropper on and got one. i decided i had enough of this so i put on my leech under an indicator. after about 2 seconds it was dancing around. i set the hook and brought in a 15" tiger. the morning was hot fishing for 15-16" tigers that look like this.
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa30 ... 0217-2.jpg
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa30 ... 0216-1.jpg

i only caught two that had the orangish red fall colors. im guessing those were the males and most of the ones i caught were females?

quick funny story. i had fish rising to my indicator so i put a grasshopper on and got a few fish that way. while i had one fish on my leech about 3 feet from shore he darted again and a big tiger saw my hopper dart and he swallowed it. i was now fighting two tigers one of them probably about 18-20" compared to the other one. i had them both about 2 feet from my net and one went one way while the other went the other way at the same time and both snapped my line clean off :x

anyways scratched another one off the list and had an awesome time. tigers fight the hardest in my books. i love how they love to jump also. one walked about 15 feet on the water. it was way cool.
 

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Good to hear it, Chuck! Glad you caught your first Tigers. It's always a good feeling when you catch a new species.
 

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Those tigers are beauties. Great job! That is another species I need to scratch off my list. Grayling as well. Any advice you might be willing to give would be greatly appreciated.
 

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8) Sweeeeeeeeeeeet! 8)

I'm sure you feel great to get that out of the way. My first tiger was at Scofield and it was pretty chubby for 15". I still look at that picture a lot. I'm glad you made some good memories.
 
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