Tiger Trout Info

Dan-O

New Member
#1
I did some searching on the forums here and am still a little lost when it comes to these unique fish. I have a few questions that maybe someone on here can help me with.

1.) Can Tiger Trout occur naturally in nature or are they a human created fish? I've heard both sides of this and I would like to have that one cleared up.

2.) Can you only find them on the west side of Washington? I know there are a few places in Central and Eastern Washington that they can be found.

3.) If Tiger Trout inhabit a lake/stream, does this mean that other species of fish is likely going to decline due to the natural predation the Tiger Trout has. Say for instance a Brook Trout lake that is introduced with Tiger Trout, would the Brookies survive or would they get wiped out?
 

Bob Rankin

Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)
#4
The place I have caught them there were plenty of other
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fish! I would think they have the potential to be huge!
 
#9
Tigers can't spawn themselves do to being sterile, but can be made in nature where browns and brookies share the same spawning beds.
I rushed through Mark's post and thought he was saying that brookies and browns couldn't spawn in nature and that's what my post was saying. I agree that tigers cannot spawn themselves.
 

Dan-O

New Member
#10
Thanks for the confirmation on question number one everybody. And thanks for the info Rankin, hopefully it's not just your spot that sustains lots of different species.

Does anyone know if there are any Tiger Trout on the west side? I'm not looking for you to tell me what rock to stand on and what tree or bush to aim for, I would just like to know if they survive over here or if it's even a situation where they "need" to be over here. In Oregon, they only stocked Tigers in lakes that needed some help with the chubs and minnows.

Curious minds need to know.
 
#11
Thanks for the confirmation on question number one everybody. And thanks for the info Rankin, hopefully it's not just your spot that sustains lots of different species.

Does anyone know if there are any Tiger Trout on the west side? I'm not looking for you to tell me what rock to stand on and what tree or bush to aim for, I would just like to know if they survive over here or if it's even a situation where they "need" to be over here. In Oregon, they only stocked Tigers in lakes that needed some help with the chubs and minnows.

Curious minds need to know.
I've never heard of them on the west side.