Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:37 PM
Here's my lifelist.
And here are my personal rules:
- The fish must be caught by hook and line. A rod or pole is not required.
- Hook must be inside the mouth.
- No intentional flossing (snagging in the mouth), but filter feeders count if the bait drifts into their mouths.
- Fish must be wild, meaning that they're not fed by humans on a daily basis.
- I must be the one to set the hook and bring the fish to shore. It's ok if someone else nets the fish or lifts it out of the water.
- Laws and fishing regulations must be followed.
Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:37 PM
I follow the same rules as Ben, except I've never hooked into a fish large enough to make me even think I'd need to hand the rod to someone else during a fight!
Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:09 AM
I believe that your black crappie is actually a white crappie-- just in darker pattern.
I agree that is a white crappie not a black.
Still some very cool catches. I have a life list of species caught but certainly not all hook and line. Have caught a few cyprinids and other unusually catches but nothing like you guys. Very cool.
Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:41 PM
Okay..babbling off - I saw a link to a lifelist database or site that helps track...anyone have a link to share?
Posted 09 January 2015 - 04:03 PM
I have a list of fish, but only half of them are photographed. So far, only 69 species for me caught by hook and line that I can remember. I have never tried microfishing, so I'll have to give this a try. Over the years while angling for game species, I may have caught several species and tossed them back (just minnows, LOL) not thinking about getting a picture and IDing them. Now I regret that. But then again, maybe this is the start of a new adventure for me! As for photos, technology has made this much easier, and having a camera while wading a river wasn't a good idea 20 years ago and we frequently waded neck deep or more to get to a good spot. Now that I'm not a spring chicken any more (er...rooster), I am much more careful about where I wade.
In recent years, my fishing addictions have been targeting large freshwater gamefish (pike, musky most notably), and I've always been an avid bass and panfish angler. I never thought of traveling out of state to catch species that I've never caught before, so that might be a new plan for me. And I'm a creek fishing junky too, especially fishing for smallies, or fly fishing for anything that wants to bite. This is a great extension of that.
I have a ton of tiny jigs and such from ice fishing, and some very tiny flies from flyfishing, but no small bait hooks (save for some fly tying hooks in tiny sizes, but maybe not small enough).
I started a spreadsheet that lists the data of all fish caught, regardless of method (but include the method in the data). I have a filter on it so I can narrow down the data to see what I want to see. Here are the data fields, I may add more as time goes on:
Category (Fresh, marine, brackish)
Watershed (only for what I choose to share, for obvious reasons)
Caught? (My list is a master list of species local to me that I may or may not have caught, so this field is a check field)
Photo? (is a photo available?) These are fish that I have caught, but plan to catch for the photo journal
Method (Hook & Line, Dip Net, Seine, etc.)
I have a ton if pics of my gamefishing adventures that I can start building my photo journal right now. Many are on-line in Photobucket, so I will have to create an album to share with you guys for this purpose.
Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:29 PM
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."
Posted 09 January 2015 - 08:12 PM
Basically, you highlight your spreadsheet, click on "data" "filter" and then use the drop down arrows to select what you wish to see.
As you can see from my spreadsheet, I have a ton of fish to catch and photograph!
Posted 10 January 2015 - 05:16 PM
I would love to do try to fish for those tropical marine species in Florida some day. Those fish are beautiful. My favorites of yours are the wrasses, the blue line jack? (Not sure if my memory got that right), and the parrotfish.
Rndouglas, love your pics too!
Matt, feel free to download mine and sub in your data, change the column titles as you wish.
Posted 12 January 2015 - 09:43 PM
The list that I posted earlier isn't complete and a lot of info is missing, and I put it out there in case anyone wants to use the structure, complete with spelling errors.
Here is a slideshow of my photo record, the few that I have:
http://smg.photobuck...shing Life List
This link shows the comments and notes about each fish:
I chose pictures of the species represented that I liked, so some are personal bests (noted) and others are just nice pictures. Many of my personal best gamefish were caught without a camera available years ago. These days, iPhones and waterproof digital cameras make life much easier. An example, my personal best striped bass was 46 1/2" long but we wasted two rolls of film taking pictures of low 30's fish that we caught all day long. Then with the big sows showed up, we had no film!
Posted 09 March 2015 - 09:39 AM
Great pics and lists everyone.
I have 101 species but most of them are saltwater, and only like three are micro - though I will targeting them more.
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