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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by jhunter13, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. jhunter13

    jhunter13 Member

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    Evening all! I dont mount many fish, but my father caught an awesome trout today, and believes it to be a rainbow. I haven't seen it in person yet but the pictures look more like a tiger trout. What are your thoughts?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. A_Rayner

    A_Rayner New Member

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    Looks like a lake trout, nice catch!
     

  3. jhunter13

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    He is apart of a private fishing club. Only stocked with rainbows, brookies, brownies, and tigers

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
  4. Mudbat

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    Defiantly not a laker.
    Ohhhhhhh Cecil....... where are you???
     
  5. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Tiger trout.
     
  6. CCarlson

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    Absolutely a tiger.
     
  7. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Didn't i already tell you what it was a few hours ago?
     
  8. duxdog

    duxdog Active Member

    tiger
     
  9. Tiger trout!
     
  10. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    He obviously does not believe you. LOL
     
  11. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I try, and I try....

    thank goodness he posted here. he was able to get a much more uniform consensus.....
     
  12. duxdog

    duxdog Active Member

    hahahaha
     
  13. PSUturf91

    PSUturf91 New Member

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    Not to hijack this thread, but I have a kind of related question.

    I posted a picture of this fish right around the time Cecil was just starting out with his first batch of Tigers and he said he might be able to give a better answer once he had some larger fish to compare with...

    I caught this fish in a central PA limestoner consisting of mostly wild browns and occasional wild brookies. It is not stocked in the section that I fished, however it was stocked with browns in a few sections way upstream and some tributaries were also stocked with browns and tigers. I have been told by various people that it is an "odd strain" stocked brown and by others a tiger.

    Anyone have any idea? Cecil?
     

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  14. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure that's a tiger. Typically browns have spots -- not extended vermiculations.

    Anybody else?
     
  15. Mudbat

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    I’m not near some of you guys when it comes to fish ID but it does look like a tiger. Perhaps it got more of the Browns coloration in that particular fish?
     
  16. CCarlson

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    There are numerous different strains of brown trout, and quite a few different strains of brook trout as well.

    Just speaking from here in Maine, there are 3 different strains that are stocked out in ponds, plus our naturalized strain.
    There are at least as many strains of brookies too, all have some different characteristics.

    Genetics are a funny thing, so a tiger trout that comes from a Male Brookie x Female Brown may not look the same as a tiger that comes from a Female Brookie x Male Brown.

    All that aside - yes, its a tiger.
     
  17. PSUturf91

    PSUturf91 New Member

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    I had never caught a tiger prior to this fish. When I caught it I was "100% sure" that it was a tiger trout. However, when I posted it on a local PA fishing forum I got a lot of local guys telling me that it was a stocked brown, as well as many others saying it was a tiger.

    So... I sent the picture off to the local fisheries biologist and he said it appeared to be a brown trout with an odd pattern....??? I caught hundreds of wild and stocked browns and rainbows in central PA and never saw another fish even remotely similar this this one. So I am also convinced that it is a tiger. But when the fisheries biologist tells me its a brown trout... it leaves me wondering.
     
  18. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Defiantly a Brownger
    LOL
     
  19. CCarlson

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    I realize that hybrids are THEORETICALLY sterile, but its been proven in Tiger Muskies and Splake that a tiny percentage are still viable. Possible that its a Tiger X Brown breedback? Who knows.
     
  20. Have to agree with Cecil. The fish shape and coloration looks very much like a standard brown trout but I've never heard of vermiculated spotting on them. I'm sure some tigers have a wide range of appearance from the parental fish.

    Brian