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AZ Trout Challenge

Posted: Dec 28 2015 2:03 pm
by ALMAL
This sounds like my kind of challenge.
https://azgfdportal.az.gov/Fishing/TroutChallenge

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

Posted: Dec 28 2015 4:22 pm
by JasonCleghorn
Post pictures of them when you do...

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

Posted: Dec 28 2015 5:27 pm
by outdoor_lover
Ooooo, I like this!!! I may have to get more Trout Fishing in this Year! :D

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

Posted: Dec 29 2015 7:02 am
by Espi
The grayling is going to be a challenge. There is one lake in the whites that I know of that has em.

The tigers are supposed to go in sometime in 2016 with woods canyon getting the majority of them. Willow springs and a few others in the whites are getting them as well. From what I have read.

I need to get the gila taken care of for the first one. I just cant seem to find time to make that drive.

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

Posted: Dec 29 2015 7:20 am
by Tortoise_Hiker
What is the story on the Tigers? I remember years ago they put some Albino trout in Pena Blanca Lake. I think we caught about 1 to every four Rainbow Trout. What is your reward if you catch them all?

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

Posted: Dec 29 2015 7:40 am
by Espi
I think you get a certificate and pictures.

Tigers are what you get when a brook trout and a brown trout get to know each other. They do occur in wild but most are produced in a hatchery.

They are sterile and don't produce. Grow quickly, are pretty hearty, and are a meat eater/ predator.

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

Posted: Dec 29 2015 8:59 am
by ALMAL
A few of the Tigers are bound to escape into upper Tonto creek from the rearing pools and the transportation process. While they won't reproduce, I would not be surprised if someone caught one.

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

Posted: Dec 29 2015 11:20 am
by Espi
ALMAL wrote:A few of the Tigers are bound to escape into upper Tonto creek from the rearing pools and the transportation process. While they won't reproduce, I would not be surprised if someone caught one.
I have heard reports of people getting into apaches in Tonto... So I am sure a few tigers will end up in there.

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

Posted: Dec 29 2015 11:46 am
by outdoor_lover
@Espi
You are right about the Grayling....Maybe we should make a Trip to the Whites a HAZ Event, lol I had no Idea they were going to do Tigers here. That's really Interesting!

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

Posted: Dec 29 2015 12:07 pm
by Espi
finding cuttys will be a challenge as well. Especially on the fly. Big Lake is your best chance for that. Along with some remote streams in the whites.

Re: AZ Trout Challenge

Posted: Dec 29 2015 3:51 pm
by Tortoise_Hiker
@Outdoor Lover
Can you rent us one of those lakes on the reservation I've read about? Thanks in advance!