Tiger Trout in Alberta (Salmo trutta × Salvelinus fontinalis)
Tiger Trout Identification
- Tiger-like pattern that starts on the back and extends and fades into the belly
- White leading edges on pectoral, pelvic, and anal fins
- No colored spots with halos (colored spots with halos found on Brook Trout & Brown Trout)
Tiger Trout Description
Tiger Trout are a crossbreed of a Brook Trout and Brown Trout, and are mainly artificially reproduced with very rare cases of natural reproduction in the wild. They are also the newest fish of Alberta and were first introduced in 2015 through a trial stock project, and can be found in a few locations in Northern and Western Alberta. 2018 is the first year that Tiger Trout were recognized as a game fish of Alberta and were added to the rules and regulations. Their recent arrival and beautiful markings has put them on the bucket list of many anglers. No Alberta records have been recorded yet, however the largest fish at the time of stocking was approximately thirteen inches.