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.
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