Branded as the most aggressive trout species to ever frequent the stocked lakes of Manitoba, the tiger trout has become a “bucket list” icon that has caught the attention of fly, hard tackle and ice anglers from across Canada and the United States. This half brown trout, half brook trout hybrid has established itself as a top-of-the-food-chain predator that presents one of the most exclusive angling experiences within Manitoba.
As a species that has inherited the best known qualities of both the brook and brown trout, the tiger has easily advanced into a league of its own. While offering what might be the best visual experience that one could ever imagine, their tendency to explode ferociously at the instance of a hookset and their intense strength are polished traits that rightfully put them on top of a pedestal.
Hooking up on a 25 inch plus monster that graciously throws in a couple of award winning aerial displays can be an exhilarating occurrence that is hard to replicate. With a respectable number of large tigers being successfully landed each and every season, the opportunities for that elusive giant are real!
Angling opportunities for tiger trout are popular during the open water months of May, June, September and October and during the hard water months of December, January, March and April.
Elgin Reservoir, Foot Print Lake, Gass Lake, Lac Du Bonnet Ponds, Twin Lakes, and Wasp Lake offer opportunties for tiger trout.
Manitoba Record: Caught in Twin Lakes, measuring 71.12 cm (28”).
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