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
Thanks for all the nice comments! I got another one, and the resource that bluegrouse shared is super handy to ID suckers. Thanks, man! #48. Two to go!!!
Awesome idea!! I'm located in Waukesha County and also have a YouTube channel.(don't worry I won't link-bomb your post) PM me sometime, and we can do some collaboration and share some favorite spots!!! I can help you out with bowfin and gar...and maybe musky.
Thanks for all the great videos, everybody at my work follows you and we look forward to your posts. Just a little heads up, we all think your last fish was not a silver redhorse but most likely a shorthead. If I attached the pics correctly ( I am not computer savvy) the pic with the convex dorsal fin is a silver and the pic with the colored fins and the concave dorsal fin is the shorthead. Also I couldn't see vey well from the video but the lips of your fish were posterior to a more rounded snout where as the silver would have lips touching a more squared off snout. Hope this helps and keep the great posts coming!!!
For future help with redhorse Id check out this web page, it has helped me on many occasions. http://moxostoma.com/redhorse-id-downloads/
Congrats Teifsa!!!! Hardwork is what it takes and you’re doing it with style!!! Great, Great, Work!!!!! You might be having a little fun on top of it! Great job Buddy!!!
Thanks for sharing these Tiefsa! In times like these...any fun entertainment is well appreciated. From one school teacher to another!
I didn’t see any hornyhead chub or red belly dace or red sided dace. Trout stream I grew up on had all sorts of baitfish in it. Multiple species of chubs, shiners, dace. The river has lots of different species. We used it to our advantage as kids.. easy to catch, cut up with a sharp rock, then use the cut bait for trout and bullheads..
Way to go Tiefsa! I'm sure a bunch of us old timers like me ponder, "I wonder how many species I've caught in the last thousand years "?
NEW SPECIES ALERT! I'm up to 47! This was a fun adventure. A lot of fish caught on the search for a silver redhorse sucker.
Any tips for trying to catch Cisco/Lake Herring/Tullibee? Rumor has it they are in Pine Lake, a lake really close to my house. I just got my boat out of storage and I'm going to try to catch some. The information on them is pretty sparse as far as how to target them (I've read a Roughfish.com article - watched videos of people catching them in the summer in deeper water)
That's awesome, Crawdaddy! I'll have to try that in the fall.