Big shout out to Shawn Pendleton from the dry side who sent these great photos and video. Thanks, Shawn! (Awesome underwater footage)

Baby Tiger Muskies

 In May, every year, Chapter #57 usually helps the WDFW release baby tigers into some of the 7 Washington Lakes where they are carefully stocked. Average size when released is about 12 inches.  Tiger Muskies are sterile.

 

 

 

 Baby Tiger Muskies stocked for 2014:

  • Curlew -- 250
  • Evergreen -- 300
  • Mayfield -- 1400
  • Merwin -- 2175
  • Newman -- 720
  • Silver -- 300
  • Tapps -- 1300

       Total:  6445

 

 

  • Baby Tiger Muskies stocked for 2013:

     

    Curlew Lake -- 425
    Evergreen Reservoir -- 300
    Mayfield Lake -- 1200
    Merwin Reservoir -- 2000
    Newman Lake -- 975
    Silver Lake -- 325
    Tapps Lake -- 1400
    Total – 6625

  •  Baby Tiger Muskies stocked for 2012:

 

Curlew - 310
Evergreen - 250
Mayfield - 1100
Merwin - 1569
Newman - 519
Silver - 290
Tapps - 1005
Total – 5043

Lake Samish will not be stocked with Tiger Muskie.

 

This was the latest report from Bruce Bolding, WDFW Warmwater Manager, at a M.I. Chapter Meeting in July, 2012:

 

The WDFW sent a survey crew out on the lake in the Spring. There is one out there now and will be another   in the Fall. After that, there will be a SEPA (State Environmental Policy Action) implemented. There will be a Public Review session where homeowners and affected businesses might want to respond. Bruce says the baby tigers are scheduled to be stocked in June, 2014.

 

Report from Don Wittenberger -Sept. 2013:

 

“It sounds like we're not going to get Lake Samish because of tribal opposition, but Bruce still wants to add more tiger muskie lakes and is looking at other possibilities.  Lake Isabel in Mason County is now on his radar.  The prospects for getting a tiger muskie lake north of Seattle sound discouraging for now, though.”

New OREGON Tiger Muskie Lake Stocked With Initial 25,000 TIGERS! 6/25/2013

Oregon Department  of Fish & Wildlife has stocked Phillips Reservoir to control 1.5 million perch.

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 49" Tiger caught in WDFW gill net.

 

See Andy Walgamott's full article in NW Sportsman Magazine - Sept. 2012:

 

https://nwsportsmanmag.com/editors-blog/trooper-tiger-10-year-old-40-pound-muskie-caught-at-curlew