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Other species you'd like to fish for ???

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Here in Nor Cal, I feel really blessed to fish for all kinds of awesome sportfish, including HUGE Largemouths, in freshwater..... Giant Sturgies and Stripers (in brackish) .....and Halibut, Leopard Sharks, and Bat Rays in the salt......  just to name a few of my favorites.

But even so, I totally *** you guys that can fish for radical Muskies up North, and giant Blue and Flathead catfish down South.

So, what species do you "not have" that you wish you could chase ???

Peace,

Fish

Oh..... and Alligator Gars ! Geeez, those things are SOOO radical ! I wish we had just one or two places with them, within a 4 hour round trip !

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Like you said, Muskies and flatheads. Also would like to go after Tigerfish, peacock bass, giant wels, aruana, TAIMEN, Buffalo, paddlefish,

oh and someday I would like to catch a sturgeon too!

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Well Fourbizzle, when you start mentioning some of those species from other countries, that opens up a whole new field ! Like South American Catfish and Pacus.... Nile Perch.... New Gunea Black Bass...

But hey, your close enough to fish for big Sturgies any time you want too ! :-)

Peace,

Fish

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I like the way you go about fishing for certain species almost as much as the catching part.  That's why I like bass fishing so much.  I would love to take on some snook and redfish.  They kind of remind me "bass fishing" in saltwater and it looks like they fight a bbbiiiitttt harder. ;)

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I am going for musky this winter. we dont have any in south jersey, but about an hour north of me my buddy caught one and it spit the hook b 4 i could grab it while IN MY WADERS WITH MY BARE HANDS. Manasquan resevoir. nuff said. hope i dont get bit.

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In the Mid South we have World Record opportunities for the following: Smallmouth, Kentucky bass, white bass,  (land locked) striper, most species of catfish, German brown trout, rainbow trout, walley, black & white crappie and all species of "bream". That's a pretty full plate and I didn't mention "non-game" fish (gar, drum, buffalo, carp, suckers, skipjack, etc.).

I don't have a burning desire to chase a lot of other species, but when I have the opportunity or if I lived in a different region, sturgeon, muskies, steelhead, salmon and lake trout would be high on my list. Saltwater fishing is a whole different ballgame. I do that once or twice a year, but that's enough for me. Mostly I don't like the equipment and frankly, I'm not that interested in fighting a fish that is stronger than me! Been there, done that...it's just not for me.

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Here in Souheastern North Carolina we are blessed with a variety of saltwater species. We have red and black drum, flounder, blue fish , and spainsh mackeral that are all in the estuaries and right along the beach. When it gets hot in late July and August the Ladyfish and the Tarpon show up. If I had the chance to fish for something different I would love to go to South Florida after Peacok Bass of Snook. I also have a yearning to chase landlocked stripers, and would definately like to fish for smallies. We have smalllies in the western part of NC so I may have go to some our lakes for vacation.

Roadwarrior- I here you on the saltwater deal, I used to do alot of King Mackeral Fishing the equipment is bulky, and here latley I get sea sick. I have no desire to go big game fishing, I went tuna fishing one time an it like to have broke my arms reeling. I'll stick with the inshore flounder and red drum fishing, maybe some bass action. ;)

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I priced a trip to Argentina for peacocks....5 to 10 large for a week including flights and transfers.

If I win the lottery....oh yeah!!!

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Cool thread. I like to catch different fish. My wife and I travel a lot, so we get to try different fish, in different areas. Here's a few I haven't caught, but would like to.

Sturgeon and alligator gar, the largest of freshwater fish. One each of these would probably be enough for me.

Grayling. Never been far enough north to get one of these. I think they just look so cool. Not big, but on my list.

Steelhead. Rainbow are fun, steelhead have to be that much better.

King Salmon. Big, strong fish, awesome table fare, what's not to like.

German brown trout. I've caught one at Taneycomo. about 9", that's not good enough.

Redfish. Sounds like fishing for bass on steroids.

Snook. I've caught a few, but no big ones.

Tarpon. I've caught one, a 32" baby. Like to get a big one.

Marlin. Just once, just because.

Permit. Went after them once. Didn't catch any.

I'll probably think of some more, but that's the main ones.

I'm with RW on the big saltwater stuff. I don't really care for the tackle this fishing requires. Some of those rods and reels are just small cranes. And I don't like trolling at all. I'd just as soon watch the paint dry as go trolling.

Cheers,

GK

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Speadbead, I have an uncle who lives on lake Tacun in Pananma, hopefully one day I make it down there to go fishing peacock bass, if not I guess I will have to hire a guide down around Broward and Dade Counties in South Florida.

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Thank you for all the replies, guys. If I had to choose between fresh and salt (even as much as I enjoy salt) I'd have to go fresh too.... But since I don't "have to choose............. :-)

One thing to keep in mind about saltwater gear, is that with the advent of super-braided line, and super high-tech, super precision reels, one can use MUCH lighter tackle nowadays, for huge fish such as Marlin, and Tuna..... depending, of course, on the bait / lures needed for such fish. Remember, I often fish for Sturgeon, with MUCH lighter gear than I use to throw swimbaits on, for dinky little 10 to 18 lb Largemouth bass ;-)

Anyway, IMPO, if it involves a line in the water, chasing anything that swims, it's going to be WAY more fun than work ! :-)

Peace,

Fish

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Ok mine are right now (and only because I know they fight hard.)

Striper. my neighbor is going to take me this spring.

Peacock bass. We honeymooned at los cabos, and I begged my wife to go....she said no lol

Sturgeon.

Tuna apparently fight like a caged monkey, so that's in.

Marlin/swordfish whatever people call them.

For now, this is all I really want to fish for....someone offers me a place to catch muskie, or something else, I am in however. :)

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Nile Perch

Egypt is very close 2 my country. I ll plan a fishing trip in the future 2 catch those monsters

:)

Also smallmouth and muskies would be great

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Here in ny I have good fishing for just about any freshwater gamefish I want- bass(smallies in particular), n. pike, walleye, muskie, trout&salmon, etc. But what I really want to do right now is fly fish in the shallow flats down in the Caribbean for bonefish! Man that looks like fun! With winter bearing down on us right now, the Caribbean sounds like a good idea....but alas, I ain't got the dough to go!

Oh yeah, and I a pretty lousy fly caster, but I can work on that ::)

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Oh yea' ! And how did I forget Tarpon ?!?! Those things must just be incredible !

What's funny though, is they look just like a 100 to 200 lb baitstore shiner :-)

Peace,

Fish

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Living in central pa we have a pretty good variety of fish available to go after.  Smallies, largemouth, muskies, catfish, walleye, trout, landlocked stripers, northern pike, and others.  So for me some of the other species that I would like to go after would be:  Peacock bass, tarpon, redfish, allagator gar, sturgeon, white bass, and really big blue catfish.  There are probally alot more if I sat and thought about it but off the top of my head those are my top species.

Matt

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I would have to go with the following

Salmon

Steelhead

Sturgeon

Halibut  - (nothing like trying to lift a barn door off the ocean floor)

Lake trout

World Record Shark

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I like to fish for all different species. I've caught 46 different species at 18 and I'm shooting for 150 in my life.

The things on the most wanted list would be

1. Roosterfish- a rooster fish in the surf on baja would be my most wanted fish/method/ place scenario

2. Tanguigue- They're like kingfish but larger and meaner

3.Sheepshead-Tthe east coast bait stealing kind not one of the other local names. This is only because the few times I have been sheepshead fishing I've been skunked and I know it was from missing strikes. I don't like that.

4. Yellowtail-also because on the one trip I took targeting them I failed to catch one

5. Sailfish- Once again failed to catch one when I had the chance (only one chance missed though)

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MDangler14,

We have Sheepshead down here in SE Norh Carolina. I don't normally target these guys, but I have gone after them once or twice with my uncle. You are right they are real quick at taking your bait. They have cool teeth also.

I forgot to mention Roosterfish, those guys are cool as well.

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All the norms in my area.  Pike, musky, crappie, smallmouth, big cats in the 3 rivers, I have seen some huge carp in a couple of the lakes I fish also.  But carp would be last on my list.

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