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
Wasn't that kid great, though! I guess now I have to try above the dam!
Agreed, that kid was very polite, helpful and genuinely excited to be part of you catching that fish. Great stuff!
I’ve fished that spot many times when I lived in Grafton, never heard of a king getting up that far. The Milwaukee must be high? Oh, and I agree with you that below the dam is usually better fishing, but just above the dam where those people were is actually a productive smallie spot too (must be some sort of structure there).
that was a cool story/video... the kid was awesome, so genuine! ...I appreciated your concern for his safety and that you included him in. Probably a memory for him for life... cool beans!
Not a new species, but a big surprise catch for me. I caught my first king salmon from shore. I was fishing for smallmouth bass in the Milwaukee River by the dam in Grafton and hooked into a nice king salmon. I thought I snagged a carp (it felt way too big to be a smallmouth), but then I got it in and saw I caught a nice King!
I'm looking to try for shovelnose sturgeon or smallmouth buffalo maybe next weekend in the Wisconsin River.
Awesome video man!!!!!! I want to go sturgeon fishing with ya sometime. I’ve never did that and it looks amazing. Great job Tiefsa!!!
Was hoping to catch a Shovelnose Sturgeon, but I ended up catching my largest sturgeon ever and my second ever Flathead Catfish. A good day even if there were no new species caught
CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!!! The Gar is off Da List!!!!! Great job buddy!!!!
Thanks for the tips on Warmouth SnakeSter and Mr.Bass1984. I'll see if I can get back out there with leeches. There might be some riprap by the end of Phantom Lake near the mouth of the lower Mukwonago River.
I caught another new species for me! Gar! I was super excited about this one. Here's the video.
Lol Mr Bass!!! You’re exactly right! They have a very high metabolism for sure.
I always seem to catch warmouth around riprap shorelines. They'll eat just about anything.