Granted, the tiger trout is a hybrid laboratory creation–a “Frankenfish,” if you will, but for trout anglers all across the country, these aggressive fish that have the bold nature of both their brook trout and brown trout parents, provide a unique fishing opportunity. In the Blue Lakes Wilderness Study Area of northwestern Nevada, tiger trout round out a multi-species, alpine lake fishery in a very special location.
TU, along with a host of allies, is revisiting the Wilderness Study Area issue in Humboldt County, Nevada, and we’ve found the Blue Lakes region–tiger trout and all–is one worth protecting for the next generation of anglers. The WSA issue in Nevada, however, is complex, and goes well beyond the scope of trout fishing. That’s why TU’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Project has put Jim Jeffress on the case. A former manager for the Nevada Division of Wildlife, Jeffress understands the WSA issue, and how range management under a variety of unique conditions might mean less official wilderness for the Silver State, but, at the same time, better hunting and fishing in the years to come. To learn more about this issue, contact Jeffress at (775) 560-9594, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. And check out the SCP’s newest video, featuring the pretty cool result of the lab experiment between browns and brookies. You might become a tiger trout junkie, like a lot of us who enjoy backcountry angling.