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.