I was finally able to get another bucket list species. I took my daughters hiking/fishing to Saint Marys Lake and we got into some Tiger Trout and a couple Brook Trout.
I caught one though that looked a little odd (First Picture)! As I took the lure out of his lip I noticed that he had a weird pointed protrusion under his jaw on his throat. Has anyone ever seen this before? This poor guy has had it rough because as I examined him I looked to the other side of his body and he was missing an eye!
Would the two be related or just coincidence?
Back to the species, they are such neat fish. I love the markings on them and the colors.
Normally I think Brook Trout are one of my favorite fish, but the ones we caught out of Saint Marys Lake were not as colorful and neat looking. May just be the time of year compared to other times I have caught them, but the Tigers took all the focus this time.
Our biggest fish of the day was only 11 inches but man, another fun day fishing in an absolutely beautiful place. Plus both my girls caught a Tiger Trout. We were ecstatic.
We even got to see some folks jumping off the cliffs!