While fishing one of Connecticut's Class 1 WTMA's I had the good fortune of hooking a wild Tiger trout.
I had been fishing a dry fly in a run along a half sunken log when a trout rose to the fly, missing it.
I continued to float the fly in the same way and a few drifts later the trout took the fly. I could tell the fish was of good size by the feel of its weight. As the fish was coming close to hand it appeared to be a brown. As I reached to the fish I noticed it was indeed a Tiger. He had a lenght of about 12 inches. As I laid my rod on the bank I reached for my camera, thats when the trout made a run upstream and departed.
This is only the second Tiger I have caught , the other was on another WTMA also.
As I sat back on the bank I wondered how many more of these Tigers swim in this stream.