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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2018, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Any of yinz notice ?

The odd colorations to some of the stocked Browns this year ? I've been out about 5 times, and most of the browns I caught, had squiggly black bars running along their sides. Almost the look of a Tiger Trout with the squiggly bars. I'm not sure if this is a different strain or not. Or perhaps they were predominantly bred in a single hatchery ? I want to say Reynoldsdale provides most of the Trout on the waters I fish.


You can see a clear pic of what I mean, in grousedog's "day 2" thread. 3-4 have very similar markings, but his last pic really shows what I'm talking about, and is very prevalent.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2018, 03:37 PM
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Most state hatchery trout are a hodgepodge of genetics. They strip eggs and milt from multiple females and males and mix it all up together, to fertilize eggs. At least that's how we did it when I was a seasonal worker at a state hatchery.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2018, 03:50 PM
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Thats what 90% of the stocked brown trout that I catch look like. Its been that way for years.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-31-2018, 01:08 PM
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all the ones I have caught this year all resemble what you have described not your typical brown trout look I often wonder if they are a cross bread or tiger trout my friends have fished together over 40 years and never had a problem identifying browns and brooks but this year we cant agree what they are.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-31-2018, 02:58 PM
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Since the PAFBC quit stocking tigers years ago, I think you guys have your answer.

Private hatcheries, on the other hand, still raise tiger trout. But they look nothing like the browns being referred to.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-01-2018, 12:52 PM
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I was told fish from this stocking (the stream I fished) had to be gotten from another hatchery as the one they normally get from had gill lice...this is second hand information though.

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