I'm turning 40 tomorrow. I figure, I'm not going to get better at anything athletically, but I still want to have some goals in life. I like fishing, but I don't get out there as much as I'd like. To motivate myself and to keep it interesting, I decided to set a goal of catching 50 different species of fish here in my home state of Wisconsin. And to add to the difficulty, I have to catch each as I'm filming it. I'm going to post each video to this thread, and I'm also going to need help as I go. Any tips on how to catch different species of fish would be greatly appreciated. Here's the first fish I caught on video, the Bigmouth Buffalo by the Hustisford Dam.
Quest to catch 50 different fish species in Wisconsin
i saw a story from the dnr about the creek survey from gobin hollow creek in richland county. survey showed brown trout, brook trout, grass pickerel and mud minnow. no idea what part of the creek, but it has pickerel. thinking about checking it out for myself too.
Sauger is just like Walleye basically. I catch with a sinker and floating jig. Leeches/Minnows/Crawlers. They’ll hit all 3 as for live bait. Floating jig should be set at a height that works for area you are fishing. If you have a foot of weeds, then your Floater would be right above weeds. If it’s rocky and sandy, you don’t have to set it very high. You get the picture. You’re actually becoming quite the fisherman Tiefsa!!! Very interesting goal and it’s entertaining for all of us!!!! Great job again on how far you’ve come in a short time. It probably gets challenging the closer you get to 50! I have faith in you brother.
Someone should throw in advice with artificial bait/lures. That way you have different ways to target them. I have never targeted them, but just caught them while Walleye fishing. Some people use Slip bobbers too. Good luck Tiefsa