Jump to content
OzarkAnglers.Com Forum
MoCarp

Diversification of Taneycomo Trout

Recommended Posts

It would be interesting and more enjoyable if Taney had a more diverse trout population, Browns have done well, and to supplement that it would be interesting to have other species that would mirror the trophy aspects......... it could be funded with a trophy trout stamp initiative which funds would be used to augment trophy trout potential of lake Taneycomo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The tiger trout (Salmo trutta × Salvelinus fontinalis) is a sterile, intergeneric hybrid of the brown trout(Salmo trutta) and the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).

 

tiger-trout.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).

f734841756774793eab1c553d0718ba8.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii)

20120130113845-1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love having both browns and rainbows in places like the Current, Meramec, and North Fork, and I love cutthroats in their native streams, but to be honest I can't see much advantage to having either a sterile hybrid or having brook or cutthroat trout alongside browns and rainbows in places where none of them are native.  Purely as game fish, I think brookies and cutthroat are a little inferior to browns and rainbows.  And they occupy the same ecological niche.  So bringing in another species would probably result in lowering the numbers of browns and rainbows without adding much to overall trout biomass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's interesting having a shot at all four species, but honestly, it would be hard for me to argue for them to be stocked in Taneycomo.

the Cutts want little bugs on the surface. We don't have well established hatches. Cutts seem to struggle getting to 12 inches. 

They put a token amount of Brookies down here. They stay closest to the cold water. Their colors aren't great and the get loved To death before they get very large. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Al Agnew said:

I love having both browns and rainbows in places like the Current, Meramec, and North Fork, and I love cutthroats in their native streams, but to be honest I can't see much advantage to having either a sterile hybrid or having brook or cutthroat trout alongside browns and rainbows in places where none of them are native.  Purely as game fish, I think brookies and cutthroat are a little inferior to browns and rainbows.  And they occupy the same ecological niche.  So bringing in another species would probably result in lowering the numbers of browns and rainbows without adding much to overall trout biomass.

I know that this must be unexpected from a guy like myself that likes to catch a variety of species, but Al has covered my concerns. I would not be an advocate of adding additional species of trout to Taneycomo. I also am not a big advocate of introduction of the triploid browns. I know that they are already in the lake and probably would enjoy catching a double digit brown that would likely be a triploid. I would prefer to not keep messing with these ecosystems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, MoCarp said:

It would be interesting and more enjoyable if Taney had a more diverse trout population, Browns have done well, and to supplement that it would be interesting to have other species that would mirror the trophy aspects......... it could be funded with a trophy trout stamp initiative which funds would be used to augment trophy trout potential of lake Taneycomo

If you recall, they stocked Steelhead in Taney in the 70's.  Caught a few.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.