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I have never counted my fish until now and so far im up to 45 on the year of all species

 

i know some guys only count big ones or only take down wait or only do PB ... but has anyone ever counted how many fish total ? if so what is your record #

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I do a 2 week trip for prespawn smallmouth and largemouth every year and I have averaged over 1000 fish during that two week span in each of the last 5 years. Outside of that trip, I don't keep track.

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No, have a hard time remembering how many I caught my last outing.

I do remember catching 18 DD bass in a hour or so back in 1991, that is by far my best day.

Tom

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Man, thats a hard one . I've only been four times this year and estimate I caught 120 to 150 . Its not unreasonable that I have caught 1000 to 1500 in a year .

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I've kept detailed records since 1972 of every trip, including total number, total above minimum size limit, total below minimum size limit, & largest.

 

I've had over 4 dozen 100+ days 😉

 

2007 The Year in Review: January 10, 2008

 

Last year my time on the water was greatly limited but for what ever reason I was on big fish all year starting with a personal best back in February of 12 lbs. 8 oz. I think it was a combination of limited time on the water and the fact Toledo Bend was 15' low for almost a year before returning to normal. My limited time on the water had me relaxed and concentrating harder while the low water concentrated the big bass.

Lacassine Wildlife Refuge: V&M 9 Super Ringer Worm T-rigged Black Neon

10.37 lbs

10.61 lbs

11 lbs 3 oz

Toledo Bend Reservoir:

10.013 lbs, Oldham Jig with Gene Larew Salty Hawg Craw Black-N-Blue

10 lbs 3 oz, Gene Larew 7 ½ Ring Worm T-rigged Camouflage

10.42 lbs, Oldham Jig with Gene Larew Salty Hawg Craw Black-N-Blue

10.061 lbs, Oldham Jig with Gene Larew Salty Hawg Craw Black-N-Blue

10 lbs. 9 ¼ oz, Gene Larew 7 ½ Ring Worm T-rigged Camouflage

10 lbs 10 oz, Gene Larew 7 ½ Ring Worm T-rigged Camouflage

11 lbs 1 oz, Gene Larew 7 ½ Ring Worm T-rigged Camouflage

12 lbs 8 oz, Rat-L-Trap

Total Bass Caught: 980

Total days on the water: 58

Average daily catch: 16.89

Bass under 14”: 382

Bass over 14”: 441

Bass over 5 lbs: 63

Bass over 6 lbs: 51

Bass over 7 lbs: 17

Bass over 8 lbs: 9

Bass over 9 lbs: 6

Bass over 10 lbs: 11

Largest: 12 lbs 8 ozs

Top Area: Toledo Bend; Main Lake underwater point & ridge

Top Technique: Texas Rig

Top Bait: Worm

Top Color: Camouflage

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100 or more fish a day were common when I fished Lake Guerrero, El Sombrerito and San Lorenzo back in the 80s, 3-4 lbers wre seen as "trash" since they interrupted the hunt for the big mommas.

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This thread has me depressed already. 

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I kept track one year of bass only (black bass species). It was a really hot summer that I spent most of July and August fishing on the rivers for catfish or bowfishing but I still managed 2,776 bass that year. It depends a lot on where I fish. I can go to some local lakes and easy catch 50+ fish a day with nothing over 3 pounds. I'm to the point anymore that I'd rather catch 10-20 with a good average size and a few big ones mixed in so my numbers probably wouldn't be that high this year.

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8 hours ago, WRB said:

No, have a hard time remembering how many I caught my last outing.

I do remember catching 18 DD bass in a hour or so back in 1991, that is by far my best day.

Tom

18 DD bass in an hour?!?!?! I would have died of dehydration in my boat, from the excessive amount of tears of joy streaming down my face.

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I made a goal to catch and photo document a bass for every week this year.  Thought process was I could counter the "make your own" photo calendar of my niece and nephew my mother receives for Christmas with a calendar of pictures consisting of me holding fish.

 

Made it the first 3 weeks of January, but failed to produce the next 2 weeks with temps in the teens.

 

Have only missed 3 weeks so far,  can't imagine the effort and dedication needed to capture some of the data above.

 

 

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On a good day I can’t even keep track of how many I catch. Fishing like most hobbies is all up to you in the tracking. I prefer to not dwell on the past and only think about catching the next one. Some people keep detailed logs and that’s ok to. I think whatever makes you happy and allows you to have fun is the way to go.

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I caught 204 striped bass in one trip last December, just because I could:

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I don't think I've ever caught more than 10 in a single day. 50+ a day sounds like something I would dream. 

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you mean even dinks?

i only keep count of fish over 2 lbs. 

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I fish lakes with lots of bass . I use to go often and stay late . A forty bass day is not that much if dinks are counted and one stays at it for 8 to 10 hours . Then there are those occasional 70 to 100 fish days .

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18 hours ago, WRB said:

No, have a hard time remembering how many I caught my last outing.

I do remember catching 18 DD bass in a hour or so back in 1991, that is by far my best day.

Tom

Wait a minute. Make sure I’m still fluent in English as well as weight and measures and the standard figure of 60 minutes in an hour.

you caught 18 double digit bass in 60 minutes? 

Im not sure I have a response for that type of day....I don’t 

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I live in South Florida where we have a extremely healthy population of native Florida strain largemouth bass and where many people have had +100 bass days. My current record for most bass caught in 1 day is 149 bass that I caught from land in public waters in less than 6 hours of fishing. Could of surpassed 200 bass in 1 day if I wanted to but it is hard for me to just focus on bass when I have so much variety to choose from in South Florida. Might consider breaking this record when the conditions are right. Have had other +100 bass days and its nothing special to catch +20 bass in a regular day of fishing in many locations I fish. Probably have caught 1000's of bass in the years I have fished South Florida but have lost count of the exact number a long time ago.

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3 hours ago, YoTone said:

you mean even dinks?

i only keep count of fish over 2 lbs. 

haha even dinks

i count every species too pickerel perch or sunfish but i haven't caught a single sunfish and haven't gone after sunfish (bluegill)

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There was a time when i kept a log of every fish i caught, the bait, conditions, etc. niw i just keep a tab on bass 18in. or bigger. I’ve been averaging around six a week since May 1st. If i can keep up that pace i won’t break 100 for the season, but you wont hear me complaining. 😄

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I can honestly say I’ve never kept count of how many fish I’ve caught for a year. Unless it’s something I’m eating with a limit like crappie or walleye I don’t even keep up with how many I’ve caught in a single day. 

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I can’t say how many I have caught in a year but I know I have had plenty 30-100 fish days already this year.  Pre spawn was crazy for the smallies this year on Lake Erie and the other inland lakes I fish.  If I had to guess a years worth I’m sure it’s in the 1000s

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23 hours ago, Raul said:

100 or more fish a day were common when I fished Lake Guerrero, El Sombrerito and San Lorenzo back in the 80s, 3-4 lbers wre seen as "trash" since they interrupted the hunt for the big mommas.

I fished Guerrero in the 70's a few times, pheonimal bass fishing back then very aggressive bass that had teeth and tore up your thumb. Red Stembridge Fliptails 8" worms, went through 100 bags every day!

Tom

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I keep a detailed log on all the fish I catch on my home lake, I fish it 50 plus times a year.  I figure since I fish it so often, keeping detailed records will be helpful.  I also enjoy looking back and comparing years.  However, when I am on vacation or fishing a different body of water, I'll pay attention to how many I catch, but I don't document it.

 

That said, my best year was 2016, when I caught 1552 bass (averaged 26 per trip) on my home lake.  However, as of July 7th, I have caught 920 bass this year (36 per trip), so unless something weird happens over the next 6 months, 2018 may be the banner year.  Ironically, 2017 was one of my slowest years with 875 fish (19 per trip).

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I keep a little log on my phone. I keep track of all fish not just bass. Wanted to break 1,000 last year but final tally was 765. 

So far this year, tally is 410. Weather and work have hindered my outings. 

Best bass day for me was 27 in 3 hours 2 years ago. They were chasing schooling Shad in a cove in October and it was beautiful. 

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