My wife has done so many amazing things for me and our daughter over the years – today I have to add another!
While just south of 25 years spent on Silver Creek, today I had one of those “What the F is that!” moments. When netted I initially thought of a giant Brook Trout with the mottled markings, but no spots to speak of. The color and the fight of a typical Brown Trout, but again no spots. I have seen photos of smaller Tiger Trout on Silver Creek (a cross-hybrid of a Brown and a Brook Trout), but similar to the Yeti, the Loch Ness, and $1.99 gas in the Wood River Valley, I have never actually seen one or caught one until today.
Still not completely 100% on the identification of this fish, but would love to see other photos or opinions to prove me wrong.
Either way just a Gorilla of a fish, the fact that my lovely bride was at the business end of something I have never seen on the Creek only adds to a fantastic day!