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Re: how many fish can you catch?

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"Two years opening day I fished for 7 hours and caught 140 some I cant remember."

1 fish every 3 minutes for 7 hours? That has to be a Guinness World record, or a fish story.


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Re: how many fish can you catch?

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thats 20 fish an hour? thats not that hard, when you fish 7-10 holes in the creek with maybe 50 plus fish in each hole I mean these fish have been eating flies for two to three weeks and now you give em flies with hooks haha. but im not after numbers or anything its usually a tradition at the camp who can catch the biggest, it just happens we fish a stream that is not heavily pressured and normally only run into a handful of guys. sorry if you think im exageratting or lying but thats the truth

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Re: how many fish can you catch?

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"Two years opening day I fished for 7 hours and caught 140 some I cant remember."

1 fish every 3 minutes for 7 hours? That has to be a Guinness World record, or a fish story.



Frank Nale does it all the time!!!!!!!!!!!

Right? LOL

Posted on: 2013/3/1 5:58


Re: how many fish can you catch?

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Oh dont compare me to him cause i had a day like that once !!! haha that was unreal the water was up that day and most people with hip boots were not able to cross the stream due to barb wire fence on the one side, and the only other place to access has signs saying no parking, so we were able to almost have 75% of the stream to ourselves minus a family who had camped on their aunts property stream side the two days prior to the opener

Posted on: 2013/3/1 6:02


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Had a triple digit day on the Salmon river in late July couple a years back chasing smallies. Arm and shoulder were tired that night.

Posted on: 2013/3/1 6:24
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In my prime , and before the accident at work , that took my left leg off below the knee , I had a little ritual thing that I did which was to put a small pebble (we used to call them "lucky stones" as kids) into my pocket every time i caught and released a trout. At the end of the day , and this was an all day outing , dawn to dusk , I would count the pebbles and put them in a jar. On what I considered a "GOOD" day there would be around 20 pebbles in my pocket. Between 20 and 30 is what i would have considered , slaying them.

Posted on: 2013/3/1 7:20


Re: how many fish can you catch?

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My usual fishing trip lasts about 2-3 hours and I would say I average about 10-15 fish per trip. I have never been a big one for keeping track of numbers, but I last year I started midway through Summer and it confirmed this. As for Frank Nale, say what you want just don't fish behind him because that is the quickest way to get the skunk or close too it. I made the mistake, unknowing, twice last year. I now know what vehicle to avoid. haha

Posted on: 2013/3/1 7:24


Re: how many fish can you catch?

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30+ opening day in potter co 8am till 12 then 3pm till dusk with a prize winning 23" palomino that I got on a woven nymph. Combine between 4 of us we probably got about 60 or more trout. Some might have been caught more than once that day but it was great to be the only fly fisherman and catching all the fish haha

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Re: how many fish can you catch?

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I dont typically count that much anymore.

WInter 5+ is a great day
Spring anything double digits is great I would say 20 is slaying them.

I love the day after the fishing rodeo on the little conemaugh. I landed 40 in 2 hours. This is nothing special though since there are around 500 put in for the rodeo and typically only tagged fish and large fish get taken from the stream. It was a blast but it is what it is, fishing in a hatchery pretty much.

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Re: how many fish can you catch?

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If we're talking warm water species, I'm sure I've had triple digit days. Especially the pan fish. I don't even count when I'm out on warm water (I'll count how many SMB, but I don't count the panfish). The streams around me are just littered with panfish.

Posted on: 2013/3/1 8:27


Re: how many fish can you catch?

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The best fishing, number wise, I have ever had was one summer a number of years ago. In the course of a little over a month, fishing a few hours 3-4 nights/week, I landed roughly 300+ fish. Mostly stripers, some walleye, and a few smallies. During that period I also had 3 musky encounters that were not won by me :(, and lost the biggest smallmouth I have ever seen in a river at the net. No these are not embellished number either. I was on fire and knew what to tie on and where to cast it depending on the river level/color, cloud cover, and moon position. It was awesome!

Posted on: 2013/3/1 9:00


Re: how many fish can you catch?

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It really, really, depends on the situation.

I've only topped 100 in a day once. But I've done 70-80 in a day many, many times. These are typically on streams where on a summer day, catching 50 or more is the expectation, anything less is a poor day. That said, on the same stream at some points in the winter, 15 or so would not be looked at as a poor day.

And there are other streams and situations where you're happy just to catch a single fish, and 3 or 4 would be a good day.

Most waters fall somewhere between those extremes. But the point is that you have to measure "good" vs. "bad" days by the expectation going in, which differs wildly depending on the stream, time of year, weather conditions, water conditions, etc. It's just too broad a question to give a straightforward answer.

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Re: how many fish can you catch?

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Well I don't really count my fish, but if you are noticably catching fish steadily, then its a pretty good day. A for WW? Now back a few years ago you could stand on the wall below a certian Power plant on the Allegheny River and catch sauger after sauger. WE'd drop a Castmaster, a jig, you could have used a fly, whatever, along the wall, lift it back up it would have a fish on it. You could get hundreds, but it was pretty silly after a while. Didn't even used the reel. Just enough line so if you lifted the rod straight up you could grab the lure and release the fish. Hundreds. Honestly.

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Re: how many fish can you catch?

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Usually dont pay attention to numbers... I stop counting after about four. I have a really short attention span for numbers and counting.

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Re: how many fish can you catch?

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I did keep a log for a while. At that time, I fished a lot more than I do now, probably 100ish outings/year rather than the 10-20 I get these days. Kids and work will do that to ya. Those outings tended to be shorter, partial day type (before or after work) deals too, whereas the 10-20 I get now are generally all-day events. I also tended to fish more limestoners for wild browns during this period, and it was very rare to rack up 70 or 80 in a day like you can fairly routinely on a good brookie stream, which I do more often now.

So how it all compares I dunno. But FWIW, during that time, I was in the vicinity of 1000 fish/year, plus or minus a few hundred. Highest numbers were spring and fall. I always remember the goal of 100 before the trout opener, which I usually made, but barely. Things would pick up quickly after that, though.

Posted on: 2013/3/1 9:16



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