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Quest to catch 50 different fish species in Wisconsin

11/18/16 @ 5:41 PM
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Tiefsa
Tiefsa
User since 10/25/16

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.


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TODAY @ 8:39 AM
kona77
User since 6/20/13

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..  

6/3/20 @ 2:57 PM
ifishwi
ifishwi
User since 1/12/05

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) 

6/3/20 @ 8:17 AM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

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

6/2/20 @ 8:40 PM
Tiefsa
Tiefsa
User since 10/25/16

Any tips or places I should visit are greatly appreciated.  


5/31/20 @ 1:59 PM
Fishingfarmer 101
User since 6/21/19

I know a place where you can catch some very nice tigers pretty easily 

5/31/20 @ 1:54 PM
Carpio
MEMBER since 11/5/17

TIEf.    You deserve your 15 minutes of fame!   CARPIO 

5/31/20 @ 12:13 PM
Tiefsa
Tiefsa
User since 10/25/16

We’re in the paper!

5/29/20 @ 2:14 AM
go2fish
User since 9/19/10

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

5/27/20 @ 11:31 PM
n.pike
n.pike
User since 4/2/02

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!!!

5/27/20 @ 7:16 AM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

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!!! 

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