Angler lands state record tiger trout from Deer Creek Reservoir

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    Attribution: 
    Aaron Lougee
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    Aaron Lougee

Deer Creek Reservoir in Clearwater County has once again produced a state record Tiger Trout for an Idaho angler. Aaron Lougee of Lewiston caught the 22-inch, 4.04-pound monster on May 18, which shattered the old record of 19.25-inch caught in 2017 from Deer Creek Reservoir. 

For those unfamiliar, a tiger trout is a sterile hybrid between a brook trout and a brown trout. They are uncommon in Idaho and stocked in a limited number of locations, including: 

Clearwater Region

Deer Creek Reservoir

Upper Snake Region

Jim Moore Pond 

Big Lake (Big Lost drainage) 

Salmon Region 

Wallace Lake (Panther Cr. Basin) 

Nez Perce Lake (Lemhi Basin) 

Merriam Lake (Pahsimeroi Basin) 

To get maps and details on any of these waters, go to Fish and Game's Fishing Planner.