Wondering where to catch some unique trout species? Try Arizona. Tiger trout are being raised at the Tonto Creek Hatchery near Payson, Ariz., and are scheduled to be stocked into select Arizona high country waters this spring.
Soon, rising to the surface at the end of some Arizona anglers’ lines, will be trout with wild and wavy patterns — almost like a tiger.
For the first time in Arizona, the Arizona Game and Fish Departmentwill be stocking tiger trout, adding an additional opportunity to your Arizona trout fishing menu.
Scheduled to be stocked in May, the tiger trout is a brown-brook trout hybrid, and as a result of this forced hybrid cross, will be unable to reproduce. Typically as tiger trout grow — by spring these stockers will average about 10 inches in total length — their wormy patterns become more pronounced.
But don’t wait until then — this…
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