Tiger Trout

I caught my first Tiger Trout in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. At that time, I had no idea what I had found but was amazed by the intricate swirls gracing the body of this fish.

What is a Tiger Trout?

The Tiger Trout is a hybrid cross between the brown trout and a brook trout. It can be reproduced reliably in fish hatcheries, though it does happen naturally in the wild. The fish I caught in The Driftless would have naturally occurred – which is unusual as it takes two different species of parents. The Tiger Trout is a sterile fish, so the tiger itself cannot reproduce.

The video shows Bridget Fabel catching an awesome Tiger Trout and below is an article by, Spencer Durranion, The Tiger Trout Takeover – should we be concerned?

In the comments below share some of your thoughts, pictures of a Tiger Trout you caught or great stories.