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
Good Luck on your Muskie and reaching your 50 fish goal. Enjoyed the article in the Milw. Journal on Sunday.. I saw that even N.PIKE got his name/quote in the article so LL was well represented..
I'm not a big muskie fisherman, but my 2 cents... When you have a follow-up you're already in the right spot. Shallow, deep don't matter if size isn't a factor. Always (always) figure 8 at the end of each cast, and especially when you can see the follow. A big percentage of muskie hookups occur on the figure 8 so keep it down there a bit longer. I use an 8.5' pole for deeper and wider figure 8.
I've heard the muskie will bite more readily when a storm is approaching. Don't stay out too long however. My rain suit works well, but you can't buy a lightning suit. As long as you're fishing known muskie water you'll eventually do well. If you're after a real trophy it'll take a lifetime. Good luck, and love your videos.
ifishwi (Hartford, WI)
You win some and lose some. I think you were on the winning side on that trip. You had a bite and you saw a few. That’s pretty damn good for a 1st trip!! Good luck Brother and I know you’re not too far away. I was just Muskie fishing the past weekend and didn’t see one in a lake that has plenty of them. I learned that you have to retrieve both fast and slow to see what’s working that day. My 2 cents. Lol
Any tips or places I should visit are greatly appreciated.
I know a place where you can catch some very nice tigers pretty easily
TIEf. You deserve your 15 minutes of fame! CARPIO
Awesome! I don't press the right buttons or hit the "like", but i been watchin and enjoyin since about fish #9. I went back and watched the rest. This one is fantastic - the river, scenery, love that part of the state. Did you see any eagles? Going back there soon. Campground folks friendly and accommodating? Good luck with the musky, oughta be a hoot! Keep on keepin on - U CAN DO IT
I really hope you get number 50...but on the other hand, the thought of your quest being over makes me a bit sad. It's been fun sharing this adventure and I don't want it to end!!!
Great job Tiefsa!!! One to go!!!! You’ll get a Muskie no problem. You are 1 step away from your goal. You also 3 different ways you can catch a Muskie, so you’re in there!!!!! I’m happy for ya and respect your do-diligence!!!