When I think back to the mid 90s around when the record was caught, I remember seeing big tigers (40"+) in quite a few waters as the stocking was heavy back then.
It's been quite a long time since I've seen one anywhere, mind you I'm not actively targeting them (we weren't back then either) but clearly the number of them is much lower than 20 years ago or something else changed.
Do tiger Muskie fishing folks usually erase them? I know theyíve put quite a few in Antero in an attempt to control the sucker population. Iíve seen two pix from friends last season one was thirty inches the other thirty three both were released. Bill
Yes, legally you can keep 1 fish over 36Ē per day. Majority of muskie guys practice catch and release because of how elusive they really are and keeping one is pretty pointless. Tigers are sterile and do not reproduce so whatever they put in a lake is the maximum in there. CPW does this because tigers canít take over a lake and if there is no need for them anymore they can be gone within 10 years in a lake. They are a beautiful fish and a management tool, so I will always release ones that I catch .