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Life List of fish caught

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Who has caught the most different species of fish in their life? Or do you keep track? I'm pretty sure I could tally the list (not very long) but birders have lists into the hundreds and are very interested in it; even flower watchers (my sister is one) keep species lists.

 

Or do you keep other kinds of mental lists (most locations fished, most states with a fish caught in them, etc.) as measures of accomplishment or goals to seek?

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I was a fisherman long before I became a birder.Very interesting

statement because I have a large bird list,but no fish list.{maybe

because the fish list would get wet out on the water.}LOL

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I got a list

 

Saltwater- striper, bluefish, tog, seabass, searobin, oystercracker, spot, porgy, sheepshead, parrotfish, grouper, snapper, hammerhead shark, bonnet head shark, nurse shark, lemon shark, tarpon, snook, grunts, tuna, bonita, bluerunners, dolphin, hogfish, mackeral, wahoo, amberjack and many topical reef fish.

 

Freshwater- bass, carp, sunnies, catfish, shad, river carp, suckers, trout

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Interesting question. I always thought it'd be fun to keep one, then I always forget. Off the top of the head...

 

fresh: bluegill, pumpkinseed, redear, rock bass, lmb, smb, black crappie, sucker, common carp, walleye, pike, pickerel, yellow perch, bullhead, channel catfish, shad, hybrid striper, brown, brook, rainbow & lake trout, steelhead, chinook salmon, chub, landlocked salmon.

 

salt: blue, striper, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, conger eel, wreckfish, tilefish, cod, haddock, white hake, silver hake, redfish, mackerel, ling, tautog, bergal, sea bass, fluke, windowpane, winter flounder, dogfish (how could I forget), herring, scorpionfish, sand bass, wolffish, porgy ...

 

Sure I'm missing a bunch. Or maybe just need to fish morecwm40.gif

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good question. let me give this a shot.

 

freshwater: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed, redbreast sunfish, green sunfish, white perch, yellow perch, brown bullhead, channel catfish, chain pickerel, northern pike, rainbow trout, brown trout, white sucker, fallfish

 

at least thats all i can think of right now

 

saltwater: fluke, bluefish, sea robin (only fished salt from a pier a few times and from a boat in Long Island Sound once... hooked my first and only striper there but lost him just before we got him to the net - must have been ~30 lbs.)

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chain pickerel rock bass warmouth bass smallmouth bass largemouth bass rainbow trout brown trout yellow perch brown bullhead (maybe one of them might of been a channel catfish) and many indestinguisable kinds of sunniesfrown.gif kinda bad when i think about it, but what i have caught i have caught many of

(if that makes any sense)

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bluegill, sunfish, creek chubs, suckers, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, brown bullhead, yellow bullhead, white catfish, channel catfish, large mouth, small mouth, rock bass, white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel, northern pike, carp

 

fluke, flounder, bluefish, striped bass, mackerel, shad, black tip shark, brown shark, spinner shark, weakfish

 

and some more that I cant think of right now smile.gif

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View PostI got a list

 

Saltwater- striper, bluefish, tog, seabass, searobin, oystercracker, spot, porgy, sheepshead, parrotfish, grouper, snapper, hammerhead shark, bonnet head shark, nurse shark, lemon shark, tarpon, snook, grunts, tuna, bonita, bluerunners, dolphin, hogfish, mackeral, wahoo, amberjack and many topical reef fish.

 

Freshwater- bass, carp, sunnies, catfish, shad, river carp, suckers, trout

 

And your first Walleye too right? biggrin.gif

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I have not kept a list of either birds or fish. I can tell you one thing, I remember every stick, rock , stump or bridge piling that I have caught a fish from like it is tattoed on my brain but I can barely remember what I had for dinner 90 minutes ago

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striper, sunshine bass (hybrid), white crappie, black crappie, yellow bass, white bass, white perch, bluegill, redear, pumpkinseed, redbreast sunfish, green sunfish, rock bass, spotted bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel cat, bullhead, musky, rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, common carp, largemouth buffalo, smallmouth buffalo, quillback sucker, fall fish, white sucker, redhorse sucker, yellow perch, walleye, freshwater drum, bluefish, shiner (hook and line), bowfin, shortnose gar (36)

 

jack cravelle, ribbonfish, black drum, ladyfish, blue runner, grey trout, spotted trout, sugar trout, spot, fluke, croaker, pinfish (hook and line), toadfish, puffer, sea robin, gulftopsail catfish, whiting, southern kingfish (18)

 

I begin to detect a pattern, first that a lot of what I catch is someone else's bait, and second that I pay a lot of attention to the minor fish I catch because the gamefish are relatively scarce on the list (and scarcer in numbers). Of course if I got to count the "long distance release" fish, perhaps I'd have more . . .

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wow some good lists here. i grew up an obsessed birder (so obsessed i pursued it as a career. think fishing guide but for birds) and keep way too many natural history lists. i've fished all my life but in the past five years or so i've focused my fishing on finding and catching new species of fish. it's very rewarding to do your research, learn new techniques, put in lots of time on the water, and finally get your catch. for example, last year i wnated to catch a nj salmon so i learned about the fish, the wheres and whens, some trolling for trout stuff and spent over 40 hours of fishing to catch a fish that was all of 10 inches long but when finally getting one i felt like i caught a world record. same thing for shad too (cant wait to get out for them again!)

 

heres my nj fresh list:

bowfin, eel, blueback herring, hickory shad, american shad, goldfish(wild), common carp, golden shiner, blacknose dace, creek chub, fallfish, white sucker, white catfish, yellow and brown bullhead, channel catfish, pike, chain pickeral, rainbow brown and brook trout, white perch, striped bass, (hybrid striper, but dont count), white perch, rock bass, redbreast sunfish, green sunfish, pumpkinseed, bluegill, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch, and walleye.

 

my nj nemesis fish are muskie beatin.gif , lake trout (need more time on RV), and white crappie. in addition to these three at the top of the list for the upcoming year are the pine barren specialties- redfin pickeral and the cool little sunnies.

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biggrin.gif Rainbow trout, Brown trout, lake trout, brook trout, chinook, coho, stealhead, splake, native brook trout, camloupe trout, montana strain rainbow, tiger trout, golden trout, chub, fallfish, freshwater drum, northern pike, pickeral, tiger musky, pure strain musky, yellow perch, white perch, white perch, walleye, sauger, white crappie, black crappie, Large mouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, spotted bass, sunshine bass, hybrid bass, landlocked striper, channel catfish, brown bullhead, yellow bullhead, flathead catfish, albino catfish, madtom, sucker, carp, grass carp (on fly biggrin.gif ), mirror carp, choi, redear sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, blue gill, shell cracker, sunny with weird piranha teeth??? american eel, eel, florida gar, alligator gar, snakehead, mudfish, shad american and hickory, blueback herring, herring, goldfish, black nosed dace, golden shiner

 

saltwater

False albacore, striped bass, sea run brown trout, hard head catfish, porgie, kingfish, spanish makeral, ladyfish, triggerfish, spot, ling, tile, weakfish, bluefish, black drum, skate, spiny dogfish, smooth dogfish, brown shark, thresher shark (from surf), sandbar shark, cownose ray, winter flounder, summer flownder, oyster cracker, star gazer, (ouch), surf perch, sea robin, taug, black sea bass, calico bass, bunker, Mahi, yellow bluefish,

 

And my most notable, Blue Pike in Lake Ontario, never even heard of it till the guide told me how significant it was. Got it trolling a keel weight ahead of a husky jerk.

 

Wow this was theraputic. Thanks for the pleasant walk down memeory lane.

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