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Thread: How many kind of fish do you target?

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    Default How many kind of fish do you target?

    I live in a place that has a Walleye fixation. If you asked 90% of the fishermen here, "How many kinds of fish do you fish for?" you would get the answer, "Oh, just Walleye." I am just curious if this single fish fixation is common in other areas as well.
    The reason I asked "how many kinds" instead of how many species, is for fish like Trout. If you target Browns, Rainbows and Brookies it should be answered as 1 for Trout as a "kind". Trout and Salmon as 2. Panfish and Bass as 2, no matter how many species of Bass you target etc. After that you can be more specific in the comment portion.

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    Default Re: How many kind of fish do you target?

    i hope im not cheating but im combining my local species here in illinois with the seasonal alaska fish i target every summer.
    im not counting halibut because that is a deep sea gear deal.


    casey


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    Default Re: How many kind of fish do you target?

    Freshwater is just trout for me. Saltwater is Bones, Tarpon, Permit, Snook and Reds. So my number is 6!!
    Davo
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    Default Re: How many kind of fish do you target?

    Quote Originally Posted by caseywise View Post
    i hope im not cheating but im combining my local species here in illinois with the seasonal alaska fish i target every summer.
    im not counting halibut because that is a deep sea gear deal.


    casey
    Nope, not cheating. You target other fish 'every year'.

    I put 6 - 10 because Largemouth and Smallmouth are 1 kind, Crappie, Bluegill, pumpkinseed, Rock Bass and other assorted panfish are another kind for 2, Walleye and Sauger for 3, Pike and Musky for 4, Mooneye for 5, and Trout from the North Shore of Superior everytime I get down there for 6 etc. I didn't count everyone I have ever gone after because I don't live on the East Coast anymore and therefore can't fish for Bluefish for example. In fact I only got to fish for those while I was going to Sub School in Groton, CT. I only counted the ones I can do regularly now. 7 types and 16 species if I include Sturgeon which I only recently figured out how to do with a fly rod and am still refining the method. It's been a 'gear' type fish up till now, but I plan to change that thinking.

    So far you guys are way more open to multiple species than the locals here.

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    Default Re: How many kind of fish do you target?

    dan,
    i cannot wait to get my hands on a mooneye!
    they look like a heap of fun to catch


    casey


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    Default Re: How many kind of fish do you target?

    Quote Originally Posted by caseywise View Post
    dan,
    i cannot wait to get my hands on a mooneye!
    they look like a heap of fun to catch


    casey
    Like tiny, angry Tarpon.

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    Default Re: How many kind of fish do you target?

    I picked more than 11 between cold, warm and saltwater its probally closer to 30 species. Im not picky but i think i like fishing for blue fish the most they are just plain mean.
    I don't always fly fish but when I do I prefer salt water. Stay salty my freinds

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    Default Re: How many kind of fish do you target?

    Just trout for me.

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    Default Re: How many kind of fish do you target?

    Trout, salmon, small mouth, large mouth, panfish (bluegill, crappie, white perch), northern pike, striped bass, bluefish, bonito and false albacore.
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    Default Re: How many kind of fish do you target?

    White bass, blue gill, trout/steelhead, smallmouth. With white bass being my #1 pick

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