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BR Member Dypsis and I were texting back and forth about our recent and future fishing trips and it hit me how diverse fishing can be.  Last month I was casting 2 Pounders for Musky in Michigan and in a few weeks I'll be drifting a size 30 midge for trout in New Mexico.  I am probably first and foremost a bass guy (particularly Smallmouth Bass), but I do make sure to keep my portfolio spread around (which is what I love about fishing).

 

 

To help demonstrate the point of diversity, here is a picture of what I was casting last month (i.e., White 2 Pounder) and what I will be casting soon (i.e., Thread Bodied Midge)..

 

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In case you missed the Midge...

 

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Close-up...

 

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I know this has been asked before (probably to nauseam), but it is closing in on winter and why not ask it again.  How diverse is your fishing?  

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That is the huge difference between the minge and Musky lure!I also like variety when it comes to fishing and often target other species of fish besides bass.Have caught fish on hook and line as small as mosquito fish and sharks much bigger than myself.I truly enjoy fishing and do it as often as I can.

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I do fish for crappies and yellow perch, near my house there are a few ponds with some absolute monsters-in ponds I fish for bass anyway. I also go after lake trout (along with perch/crappies/bluegills) through the ice.

I'd love to fish for walleyes, but there aren't many in NH. I guess a Minnesota vacation is in order,

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I speculate almost all  good bass anglers grew up  fishing for anything they can get.  When they branch into bass fishing it comes easily .I know a couple of River rats [ thats what i like to call them ] they can fish for anything anywhere and catch them .

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I've been fortunate to enjoy many aspects of this great sport from offshore & inshore saltwater angling to so many lakes, rivers & streams - locations vary.

 

One of the cool things about fishing the northern Midwest is that there is a good bit of "Diversity" is most every body of water we fish.

 

Throw in the fly fishing and this may explain why my tackle room looks like it does . . . .

 

:)

 

A-Jay

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I've beeen fortunate to enjoy many aspects of this great sport from offshore & inshore saltwater angling to so many lakes, rivers & streams - locations vary.

 

One of the cool things about fishing the northern Midwest is that  there lies is a good bit of "Diversity" is most every body of water we fish.

 

Throw in the fly fishing and this may explain why my tackle room looks like it does . . . .

 

:)

 

A-Jay

Which is why I will retire to northern Wisconsin or Minnesota. 

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I've beeen fortunate to enjoy many aspects of this great sport from offshore & inshore saltwater angling to so many lakes, rivers & streams - locations vary.

 

One of the cool things about fishing the northern Midwest is that  there lies is a good bit of "Diversity" is most every body of water we fish.

 

Throw in the fly fishing and this may explain why my tackle room looks like it does . . . .

 

:)

 

A-Jay

 

You do live in a great place for diverse fishing opportunities.   

 

I hear you about the tackle room situation.  My wife begs me to just choose one type of fishing (i.e., Musky, Bass, Fly Fishing, etc.), because I have so much stuff, but I don't think I could do it.  I feel I would get board.

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I love diversity in fishing. I like all the techniques used to catch different species of fish. Do you tie those midges yourself?

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I love diversity in fishing. I like all the techniques used to catch different species of fish. Do you tie those midges yourself?

 

I did tie it (hence why it isn't the greatest looking fly)

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Steve I share your love for diversity. A trophy is a trophy no matter what the species it is. I enjoy adapting tricks of the trade I have learned while fishing for one species to another. Using a musky trick like trolling in the prop wash with a bait to catch lake trout on a big pike lure like a 12" sledge. I don't need to tell you about the natural diversity that lake erie shares with us everytime we wet a line.

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There's also the occasional big bass that you can catch on 4lb line and a 2'' grub. There's a lesson there. 

 

I've caught several 12'' and up yellow perch fishing for smallmouths with jerkbaits. You never know.

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Very timely post for me .... My fishing had focused primarily on bass with the exception of one Pike tournament every year and the occasional pan fish fun with my kids.  At the end of this year I found myself stuck.  Feeling like I needed to expand my knowledge of fishing by trying to chase other species.  As a result I decided to venture into fishing from the surf.  It opened my eyes to a new way to catch fish and I am already finding ways where it can help me improve as an angler.  Since the ice is an inevitable reality for me I decided to also try ice fishing for perch this winter.

 

Looking forward to the challenges.

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I did tie it (hence why it isn't the greatest looking fly)

It looks great, like a small caddis larva. I don't think it's possible to tie a perfect size 30 fly, but yours is much better than any small midges I could tie. 

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It still amazes me that a 18"+ fish eats those small baits, but can see them. Truly awesome.

Matt

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Steve I share your love for diversity. A trophy is a trophy no matter what the species it is. I enjoy adapting tricks of the trade I have learned while fishing for one species to another. Using a musky trick like trolling in the prop wash with a bait to catch lake trout on a big pike lure like a 12" sledge. I don't need to tell you about the natural diversity that lake erie shares with us everytime we wet a line.

Next spring I am hoping to get up to fish that outstanding fishery that you and Steve know so well. Maybe grab a 5lb smallie or 2!!!!

Matt

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I've always been an avid multispecies angler. Everything from little sunfish and chubs in little creeks on a 1/80th ounce jighead, sight fishing drum with live craws, sight fishing gar with minnow baits, fishing a ned rig to a 8" swimbait for bass, or sitting on the river with a 8oz-3lb carp or drum waiting for a big flathead to wonder by. They all hold a special place with me. 

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I catch whatever is biting. :eyebrows:

 

I target different species throughout the year for different reasons. Some for food, some for fun

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Diversity is the spice of life====no wait====ah never mind.If that's what you want,try dividing your time and money between salt and fresh.

Yesterday I was tossing a  1/16 oz hair jig beatin up on the crappies in 12/15' depths,and today I was throwing a 3 once bucktail at stripers in 10 to 50' depths. of moving tide water.I got a real clean 30" striper that will result in a killer surf/turf dinner tomorrow eve.

I couldn`t leave good enough alone so I went to a local pond to catch some perch and pickerel,one of which took a LC jerk away from me. Oh well I give them more grief than they do me. 

Don`t even want to get into the expense side of fishing salt and fresh angling.

C22

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Some "diversity", :)

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Some "diversity", :)

 

 

Now that was Awesome!!!  That is some serious diversity there!!! 

 

We should see how many Species Pictures we can get in here.   Any other species pictures you guys want to show?

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Here are a few.

 

 

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Here are a few.

 

 

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Dwight you catch such small fish - why even take pictures....

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Here are a few.

 

 

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What I wouldn't give for a plate of those walleye and perch.

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That laker is a pig

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Florida has one of the most diverse fishing grounds anywhere for both freshwater and saltwater.Our South Florida canals have fish from several continents and even saltwater fish!I caught a huge Snook this weekend by complete surprise since I was bass fishing. It was so dark it looked like a monster bass!

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