Trolled around the lake catching 8-12” stocker rainbows for a few hours today and donated a rod holder with a rod in it to the bottom of the lake. At least it wasn’t my phone.
When I returned to the boat launch and started loading up I spotted a 20” Tiger Trout floating belly up on the shore line. After asking the boat inspector about it he stated a boat returned to the ramp with 2 Tiger trout in his live well both under the 22”. The boater stated he did not know the specific regulations for the body of water he was fishing on. Sounds like he did not care to look or look at the state wide regulations.
The inspector said the week prior a guy had 3 under 36” when he returned to the ramp. I wonder how many shore fishermen are keeping undersize tigers they catch from shore?
I tried reviving the Tiger a couple of times, but he would swim in a circle upright, beach himself then go back to belly up.