Larry Ladowski caught a tiger on air while fishing with Len Harris. This was the first and only on air catch of a tiger trout in Wisconsin that I know of.
This video was taken about 6 years ago before the Gill Lice Epidemic hit this area. The brook trout population is down 90 percent on this stream and with no brookies that means no TIGERS.
The DNR is still managing the majority of the streams in the area for brook trout. Infected streams will still be stocked with brookies and they will be infected then also.
Some of the new rules proposed by the DNR are to try to help reestablish brook trout in streams over run by browns. They plan on having expanded harvest on browns so the the brook trout can take over the waterway again. The only problem they have here is seen in the photo above.
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Len Harris blogs from the "Heart" of Wisconsin's Driftless Area. Len's passion is small stream trout fishing with every legal means possible. When trout season is closed he writes and takes photos. He even dabbles in a little cooking. Read more of Lenís writing on his blog at http://lenharris.blogspot.com/.