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Millions of Tiger Trout?
I was looking at the fish stocking report, trying to figure out where some tiger trout have been planted for me to go attempt to cross them off my species list. On the stocking report, there are several lakes up in the uintas listed as having more than a million fish stocked at once, all about 3/4 of an inch. Can this be accurate? it seems if it were a misprint, it would only list one or two lakes, instead of 8 or so. anyone heard of a massive stocking project?
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Re: [Jonthecook] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
Yep, they do it like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=situxqwzgrc
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Re: [Jedidiah] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
i've seen those videos before, but it just seemed to me like 1,950,000 tiger trout per lake is a bit overkill.


https://dwrapps.utah.gov/...stocking/Fish?y=2017

here is the link i am using.
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Re: [Jonthecook] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
Sorry but can't pass up the chance to be a wise guy.
At 3/4 inch a lot of those fish are going to be chow for the bigger fish, and here it comes, You are going to have to use a real small hook to get that 3/4 incher.
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Re: [Jonthecook] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
I'm sure a lot of them become food for the bigger fish.
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Re: [bullelk01] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
Think about the poor schlep that has to count them before they go in the truck.Wink
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Re: [Jonthecook] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
Also remember that the survival rate for fish that size to make it to adulthood is in the singal digit percent range.
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Re: [gofish435] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
He doesn't. He weighs them. Actually he weighs a few of them. Then he takes the tare weight of the holding tank and the net weight.




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Re: [Jonthecook] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
Hope they all get ate by brook trout or die.
Just one more brookie........
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Re: [brookieguy1] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
brookieguy1 wrote:

Hope they all get ate by brook trout or die.

I hope many of the brook trout (they are stunted in many of the lakes) choke on some of them and die, and that a goodly number of the tiger trout grow to be large fish.


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Re: [Fishrmn] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
I was just kidding, I know what they base their numbers on.

Come on, lighten up.Wink
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kentofnsl wrote:
brookieguy1 wrote:

Hope they all get ate by brook trout or die.

I hope many of the brook trout (they are stunted in many of the lakes) choke on some of them and die, and that a goodly number of the tiger trout grow to be large fish.
They are supposed to be stocking sterile brook trout, not more, and more, and yawn, more of those worthless tiger trout.
Just one more brookie........
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I enjoy catching both brook and tiger trout.


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Brook trout are an invasive species from the east coast, they should go back to New York like all the people from that state. Why don't you go catch brookies in Pennsylvania, I hear it's the brook trout capital of the world. Up with cutts, down with brooks!
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Re: [gofish435] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
Only if I get to count them in the future. Crazy. For a small fee of course.

One, two, three, four, five..... One, two, three, four, where was I?


Sorry, I didn't recognize the sarcasm font.



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Re: [Jedidiah] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
Really? Cutts are pound for pound the worst fighting fish in the west.... there is a reason they aren't good at surviving on their own and need help from game and fish, it because they are weak.....give me a break....lol
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Re: [outdoorsman1] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
outdoorsman1 wrote:
Really? Cutts are pound for pound the worst fighting fish in the west....

We have walleye here in the west. I don't agree with your opinion.


outdoorsman1 wrote:
there is a reason they aren't good at surviving on their own and need help from game and fish, it because they are weak.....give me a break....lol

Weak? How so?

Usually, cutts have problems where non-native invasive species (brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout) have no natural systems in place to prevent reproduction. This has nothing to do with "weak" vs. "tough". It has to do with opportunity and another species exploiting an opportunity. That is not necessarily a characteristic of worth.



cutts are arguably the most beautiful trout in the west. So, therefore, I'll take the poor fighting stereotype over any number of other "better fighting" species. Thank you.



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Even if only 1/10 of 1 percent survive, that's still almost 2,000 fish, which is well above what they normally stock in those lakes. Not to mention the cost it must take to hatch and stock that many fish in that many lakes. Doesn't seem like a judicious use of resources even if they are being planted as feeders
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Re: [Jonthecook] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
You have to consider the cost of raising them to a larger size, verses stocking them that small, there is a huge difference in cost. They do the same thing with wipers and walleye and they have found overall the cost is much cheaper to stock smaller fish. From the stats I've read there is usually a 1 to 7% survival rate for most fish when stocked that small.


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I've caught some seriously weak cutts in spots where the DWR plants a lot of sterile fish. Cleveland Reservoir, Huntington, Strawberry. The problem as I see it is that sterile fish will always have an advantage over native fish because their life cycle doesn't include making eggs and ignoring food a month out of the year, in addition to simply not dying from spawn stress.

Couple weeks ago I was catching some Colorado cutthroats in a managed stream on #4 test and they were some of the funnest fish I've caught. One of the fish busted a hook off of one of the trebles on my F-3 rapala, same fish fought and peeled line for at least 10 minutes. It was only a 12 inch fish but it had spirit.
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Jedidiah wrote:
Brook trout are an invasive species from the east coast, they should go back to New York like all the people from that state. Why don't you go catch brookies in Pennsylvania, I hear it's the brook trout capital of the world. Up with cutts, down with brooks!
Invasive? You must be young. (Lucky you). Brook trout are the most welcome invasion there is to our alpine waters in my and hundreds of other's opinion. Our forefathers stocked them in about every alpine lake in Utah. I understand that they can stunt and overpopulate, but in the right circumstances the brook trout specimens are much more impressive in size, strength and appearance than either cutts or tigers. There is a history and nostalgia with brook trout here in Utah that goes back many years. Places like Boulder Mountain have world-class brook trout waters, and need to be preserved. The DWR is doing a fine job on Boulder balancing the trophy brook trout waters and still sustaining the possible historic CO cutthroat population.
There were no trout in the high Uintas until the white man came, so native species is a non-issue. I just feel sterile brook trout would be a better option than tiger trout. Some cutts are fine too, just so I can avoid them.
Brook trout may not be a "native" species, but they darned sure belong here!!
Fishing for brook trout in Pennsylvania instead of Utah would be like fishing for goldens in California instead of Wyoming.
Just one more brookie........
(This post was edited by brookieguy1 on Aug 4, 2017, 9:09 PM)
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Jedidiah wrote:
I've caught some seriously weak cutts in spots where the DWR plants a lot of sterile fish. Cleveland Reservoir, Huntington, Strawberry. The problem as I see it is that sterile fish will always have an advantage over native fish because their life cycle doesn't include making eggs and ignoring food a month out of the year, in addition to simply not dying from spawn stress.

Couple weeks ago I was catching some Colorado cutthroats in a managed stream on #4 test and they were some of the funnest fish I've caught. One of the fish busted a hook off of one of the trebles on my F-3 rapala, same fish fought and peeled line for at least 10 minutes. It was only a 12 inch fish but it had vspirit.
Were you reeling it up a waterfall? You need to try some Nanofil and quit over stressing them poor little cutts!😉
Just one more brookie........
(This post was edited by brookieguy1 on Aug 5, 2017, 10:35 PM)
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Re: [brookieguy1] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
I may have exaggerated the time, it was probably less than 5 minutes and a larger fish too, maybe 14 judging by the pictures. Not to worry about the stress, that fish became dinner. He was still fighting when I picked up the stringer.
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Re: [Jedidiah] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
Hats off. Those are some healthy Cos. Now have some serious respect for my incredible salvilinus fontinalis!
Just one more brookie........
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Re: [PBH] Millions of Tiger Trout? In reply to
PBH you are in the know.
Are the stocking number accurate?
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