Fly Tying Mondays Resume on December 5th.

We will get another season rolling on Monday December 4th at TC Outfitters. From 7 pm to 9 pm.

...new members are always welcome.

A box full of flies!

A box full of flies!
...and fly fishers

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Alberta has Tiger Trout, BUT ...


photo courtesy Steve Luethi


We now have three lakes in Alberta that have tiger trout.

Several members of our fly fishing club went to one of the lakes to see what all the fuss is about. Tiger trout are quite cool. They are a cross between brook trout and a brown trout. They are quite aggressive and they are quite scrappy.  The males this time of the year are beautifully coloured and their vermiculations are quite spectacular.

Unfortunately the introduction of this new species has meet with some controversy.  The new species of trout has meet with excitement, fascination, and a lot of questions.

The good news is that the guys who were out there today were practicing catch and release.

There certainly have been lots of fishermen checking out this new species in Alberta.

I am excited to see tiger trout in Alberta. From what I have seen from the Manitoba FLIPPR program (Fish and Lake Improvement Program for the Parkland Region), tiger trout need to be protected.


photo courtesy Steve Luethi

photo courtesy Bruce Tilbrook
Phil Nash getting ready to release a nice male tiger trout!

photo courtesy Bruce Tilbrook

photo courtesy Bruce Tilbrook

photo courtesy Bruce Tilbrook

photo courtesy Bruce Tilbrook

photo courtesy Bruce Tilbrook

photo courtesy Steve Luethi




1 comment:

Robert Vanderwater said...

I have modified this post slightly because of a comment that was sent my way. It was a good thought. Educating the public to do the right thing can be accomplished in may ways. Carefully using the right words to do it can be a fickle thing.