What Is a Tiger Trout?

Tiger trout are a unique and exciting fish that is back on the menu starting in 2020. Tiger trout are a cross between a male brook trout and a female brown trout. Tiger trout grow faster and bite more aggressively than either parent species - making them the perfect target for anglers!

The Fisheries Division challenged anglers to "Tame a Tiger" during the year of their return. Check out some photos of these great fish.

A tiger trout - courtesy of Hunt Fish | Travel Manitoba.

Photo: Doug Watkinson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Join fisheries biologist Mike Beauchene to learn how these fish are produced at the Quinebaug Valley State Fish Hatchery:




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Please contact the Fisheries Division with any questions. 


Phone: 860-424-FISH (3474)
E-mail: deep.inland.fisheries@ct.gov

Content last updated January 2021