- May 26, 2009
- Forest Grove
Anyone ever see a tiger trout in oregon? Apparently they are a cross between brook and brown trout. Cool looking fish.
While they are a beautiful fish without a doubt, I worry that hybridized fish will eventually replace the native fish gene pool. Some of the native fish we have in Oregon have been undisturbed in their habitat for thousands of years and since the White Man has come it has only taken a few hundred years to make many endangered or extinct. I wish that more anglers would practice catch and release on native fish and retention on hatchery or naturalized fish. I guess one of the problems with that is many of us don't know which are which. Maybe that would be a good thread topic.
Tiger trout are rare in genreal because they usually can't reproduce. They are pretty cool, but probably not in oregon because they are a cross between brook and brown trout, which usually don't live in the same area, especially in oregon, but they look sweetq\