Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Irafly, Jan 9, 2012.
For you Nick, taken New Year's Day around 9:30 AM ish.
Caught my first and second brown near that very spot.
Nice fish...gotta ask, do I count 4 rods on that 'toon, or are some of the reels not attached to a rod?
4 rods, you got it. I hate changing lines. Much prefer carrying rods rigged with the lines I expect to fish. 4 in
the tion can be pretty hectic. Its a fine art for sure.
Thus the reason he bought a pram and now carries 5 rods rigged and ready.
I can't tell for sure from that pic but it looks like a tiger to me.
Great fish either way
Def a nice fish Nick. Looks like a tiger to me as well. Either way, its got some brown in it so well done!
Nice fish Nick.
Wasn't that from Pass? I don't think there are any tigers in Pass.
Yep, it was indeed Pass. I don't know that I would know a Tiger in my hand if I landed one. I don't believe I've ever heard of Tigers in Pass either.
I looked up plant records for the last ten years and didn't see any indication of tiger plants at Pass. However, some notables on the board have caught them there.
Funny, tiger was the first thing I thought when I looked at this pic, too.
Definitely a tiger.
It does seem like the spots on Nick's fish are merged into that tiger-like pattern. Here are a couple of browns I caught at Pass last year. Both a younger and a more mature fish. The spots seem much more defined.
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Hmmm? Looks like a brown to me and I've caught both tigers and browns, but no tigers out of pass. I know there are the occassional atlantics that pop up out of there that are also brownish but I'm fairly certain that his fish is a brown.
im pretty sure thats a brown the spots dont always have to be fine and perfect i have seen browns with wierd shaped spots even though i have seen reports of people catching tigers out of pass but not many so with that fish it could be either but i remember hearing somewhere that some were accidently put tigers in there when they stocked some 6 inch browns a few years back but thats just talk and talk is unreliable
Ira, Do a google image search on tiger trout and you will see that there is quite a bit of variation in spotting and color.
The spotting pattern especially towards the tail says tiger all the way. I must admit that most of the tigers I caught
early on were much more silver where as the mature fish seem to take on the golden background color much like a brown.
Yeah, I'm sticking with brown, maybe I'm wrong but all the tigers I've caught in Wa have been brighter and the "spots" blend together more almost like stripes (thus the name). Nicks fish is bent sideways which in this picture almost makes the spots seem more elongated. The spots are destinct. If this was a tiger Nick, well even more of a rare find there.
Eh I'm not going to lose sleep over it. Brown, tiger, Atlantic salmon..... it was a hell of a nice fish and I was
quite thrilled to find it on the end of my line.
Gotta go with the brown, caught both speices, this one doesn't have the brookie's worm like marks on the top of the back. Nice fish though!!