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03-02-2005, 06:11 AM
when i lived down in manchester in the early 90 the state was stocking this fish has any one had any luck getting them on flies? tight lines :D :D :D
03-02-2005, 06:13 AM
I'm not familiar with this. Do you have any information on where they were stocking them?
03-02-2005, 07:19 AM
The tiger trout is a hybrid cross of brook and brown trout. They are not supposed to be able to reproduce, sort of like splake. The idea is to stock them for put-and-take fishing without the chance of them reproducing and taking over a body of water. The state used to stock them in a number of ponds. The one I am most familiar with is Willard Pond. Here is a link to a couple pictures of tiger trout caught on Willard Pond. http://www.nhriversguide.com/Willard-Pond.htm
03-02-2005, 08:06 AM
I know that tiger trout were stocked in Lucas Pond in Northwood and in Pleasant Lake (Pond) in Deerfield.
03-02-2005, 08:08 AM
Tiger trout are stocked in Lucas pond in Northwood.
03-02-2005, 08:13 AM
A tiger trout is a cross-breed or hybridization between a brook trout and a brown trout. What makes this an even more unique fact is that a brook and brown trout each belong to a separate genus. So even though it is easy for biologist to perform this cross-breeding of the tiger trout in a controlled setting, it is very rare that tiger trout occur in the wild.
To make a tiger trout the female has to be a brown trout therefore the male must be a brook trout. The body shape of a tiger trout most likely takes after the brook side of the family while there scales are larger like the brown. The tiger trout's spotting pattern is different from either parent and quite striking. All tiger trout are sterile due to the dissimilarity between the number of chromosome's in each parent and this results in a low tiger trout population, so your chances of catching a tiger trout are very slim unless they are put in by state.
I caught one on a wooly-bugger last year at the Piscataquog Merrimack confluence..
Interesting looking fish! It always concerns me when people start playing god. Nature has a way of propagating itself. Does anybody really know for sure if these fish won't reproduce and harm the native? Sounds good on paper and in the lab. I thought splake have figured out a way to reproduce in some places.
03-02-2005, 10:08 AM
I've landed a bunch at Willard. Most were on the small side but an interesting fish nonetheless.
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