Around 2,500 catchable-sized Tiger Trout were stocked in Deer Creek Reservoir yesterday, June 7th.
Deer Creek has an overabundance of introduced Golden Shiners that compete with trout for food and space. To combat the Golden Shiners, Idaho Department of Fish and Game started stocking Tiger Trout in 2014 hoping they would eat Golden Shiners and help keep their numbers down.
Sampling last fall showed that the Tiger Trout are eating lots of shiners. In addition to managing an invasive species, the fishery for Tiger Trout is growing in popularity so bring the family and come check it out! There could be a new state record just waiting for you!