Monday, February 28, 2022

Late February 2022

 Had other fishing species goals for yesterday...but the target location was 100% ice covered.  Backup location was 65% ice covered....water was clear.  only saw 3 fish, and they all spooked when I cast to them.

Option #3.  Muddy cold water, few visible fish, and they were mostly deep.  Catching was a struggle.  Managed 4 Koi and 2 Goldfish on fly gear.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Flyfishing Species Life-List (Updated 2/2022)

 This post is for me...as good a place as any to list and show a photo of each species of fish I've caught on fly/fly rod.  I plan to updated this post as I go along, adding more species to my list.  These are in no particular order.  I will include what my known Fly Rod Personal Best (PB) is....if I know it.  The fish pictured will be one of the fish I've caught, it may or may not be the PB fish.

1. Bluegill (PB 10.5")


2. Warmouth

3. Redspotted Sunfish

4. Dollar Sunfish

5. Bantam Sunfish

6. Saugeye

7. Freshwater Drum (PB 25.5")

8. Skipjack Herring

9. Kentucky Spotted Bass

10. Longear Sunfish

11. Sauger

12. Goldfish (PB 13.5")

13. Carmine Shiner

14. Common Shiner

15. Rock Bass (PB 8.5")

16. Pumpkinseed Sunfish (PB 9.75")

17. Goldeye

18. Koi

19. Bleeding Shiner

20. Grass Pickerel

21. Striped Shiner

22. Largescale Stoneroller (PB 8")

23. Chain Pickerel

24. Longnose Gar

25. Brook Trout (PB 12")

26. Creek Chub (PB 11")

27. Shortnose Gar

28. Walleye (PB 19")

29. Golden Shiner (PB 11")

30. Hybrid Striped Bass (PB 18.5")

31. Rainbow Trout (PB 16")

32. Northern Studfish

33. Hornyhead Chub

34. Silver Carp

35. White Bass (PB 16")

36. Comet Goldfish (PB 13.5")

37. Orangespotted Sunfish

38. King (Chinook) Salmon (PB 22 lbs)

39. Steelhead (PB 12 lbs)

40. White Crappie (PB 15")

41. Smallmouth Bass (PB 18")

42. Common Carp (PB 35", 22 lbs)

43. Brown Trout (PB 19")

44. Black Buffalo (PB 25" 7 lb)

45. Smallmouth Buffalo (PB 25.5")

46. Bigmouth Buffalo (PB 28")

47. Northern Hognose Sucker

48. Mirror Carp

49. Black Bullhead (PB 15.5")

50. Black Crappie (PB 14.5")

51. Channel Catfish (PB 31")

52. Grass Carp (PB 41", 35 lbs)
53. Redear Sunfish (PB 12")

54. Hybrid Sunfish

55. Shortnose Gar (PB 25")

56. Redfish (PB 27")

57. Oscar (PB 13")

58. Northern Pike (PB 24")

59. White Sucker

60. Golden Redhorse Sucker

61. Green Sunfish (PB 9.75")

62. Largemouth Bass (PB 21.75")

63. Meanmouth Bass (Hybrid)

64. Peacock Bass (PB 17.5")

65. Mayan Cichlid (PB 12")

66. Spotted Tilapia (PB 11")

67. Hardhead Catfish (PB 13.5")

68. Stingray (no picture taken... but me fighting it)

69. Spotted Seatrout (PB 12")

70. Ozark Sculpin (PB 5.5")

71. Knobfin Sculpin (PB 5")

72. Yellow Perch 

73. Yellow Bass

74. Yellow Bullhead

75. Gizzard Shad