Tippets: Tigers by the Tail, Santa Ana Habitat Restoration, Reading the Water for Steelhead

  • Tiger trout, the hybrid of female brown trout and male brook trout, have been generating some buzz lately. While Louis Cahill writes on wild populations and their impact on ecosystems, Spencer Higa applauds their worth as a stocked game fish. And either way, they’re a stunning catch.
  • The endangered Santa Ana sucker fish is finally getting some help with several restoration projects taking place, creating environment where it’s hoped populations will thrive in remote tributaries of the Santa Ana River.
  • Understanding predator/prey relationships as well as feeding behavior and needs can help you find steelhead in a river. Read this along with other tips from Tom Rosenbauer on the Orvis blog.
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