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Fishing Index

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I took this idea from dtro on the bass fishing forum. I figured it'd be fun to see who's the "best all-around fisherman/woman" on FM. Here's all the different species categories on FM, let's see who's highest! And let's try to be honest.

Bass - 24 1/4

Catfish - 20

Carp/sturgeon - 54

Northern - 39

Muskie - 40

Panfish - 15 1/4

Trout - 19

Walleye/perch - 27 1/2

Total - 239

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Bass---------- 20.5

Catfish------- 30

carp/sturgeon- 58.5

Northern------ 41.25

Muskie-------- 40.75

Panfish------- 16.25

Trout--------- 15

Walleye/perch- 32

Total--------- 254.25

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Here’s mine:

Bass-20

Catfish-48

Carp/Sturgeon-63

Crappie-14.75

Musky-42

Northern-40

Trout-25

Walleye-29

Fish index of 281.75

*all MN fish I might add smile

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Bass - 20.5

Catfish - 30

Carp/sturgeon - 26

Northern - 38.5

Muskie - 0

Panfish - 12

Trout - 28

Walleye/perch - 26

181

I tried to be honest...

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Well I have a picture to go with every fish except my Musky and maybe Bass, I'd have to look

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Bass - 23.5

Catfish - How long is the ave 25lb flathead?

Carp/Sturgeon - 48

Northern - 44.5

Musky - 49

Panfish - 14.5

Trout - 21

Walleye/perch - 26.5

Looks like 227 without the catfish. Whats a fair number?

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I'll give ya 37 on that Flatty Cooter cool

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Bass 20 "

Catfish 22"

Sturgeon 56"

Northern 39 "

Muskie 41"

Panfish 15.5"

Trout 33 "

Walleye 31"

257 1/2 guess I should have a bigger cat:)

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No reason to be dishonest. I as well have pics for all except the catfish and trout. All are caught in Minnesota as well. I guess I put way to much time on the water and have gotten lucky a few times, but I still intend on improving on all except maybe the panfish(crappie) and the walleye, just to be realistic.

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Dtro, Need your help with this one.. got a 23lb Channel up at Cats on the Red..I cant for the life of me remember how many inches.

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Thanks Darrin

Bass= 24" (Lake Toho Florida)

Catfish=35 (canada Red River)

Sterg= 54 MN(Rainy River)

Northern=49 MN(Lake Vermillion)

Muskie 45 MN(Cass Lake)

Panfish=15 Crappie (Red lake)

Trout=33" Steelhead WI(Algoma Lk Superior)

Walleye=30(Rainy River)

Looks like 285

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Wasn't sure on some of these so I took a conservitive guess on those. Looks like I need to catch myself a Sturgen

Bass= 21

Catfish=44

Carp/Sturgeon - 24

Northern=36

Muskie = 40

Panfish=13

Trout=16

Walleye=28

total 222

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Nice numbers Deitz, with some room in the Catfish and Sturgeon, you could be in the elite 300 club. laugh

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Ive never been Flathead fishing, looks like a ton of fun.. The pike helps me a ton, and I actually rounded down. it was 49.5"..

I am very fortunate to get to fish a lot. Dtro, yer numbers are right there too..

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Bass- 21.5

catfish- 20

carp- 28 (it was 22lbs Ill guess 28")

Pike- 36

muskie- 39

crappie- 13

trout- 0

walleye- 26

total- 183.5

anything over 250 is awesome Id like to see whos got over 300.

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Note I have listed where I have caught my fish as not all are MN

Bass 23 Florida the famed Okechobee

Cat 48 pool 4

Sturgeon 84 Sacramento Delta CA - had to beach the boat

Musky 49 Tonka several times can't break 50 GRRR

Pike 43 Mille Lacs

Trout 27 Utah Rainbow Strawberry Lake thru the ice

Crappie 15+ Waconia

Walleye 31 Tonka the one in avatar weighed more but was

only taped at 30

320

Lots of hours for those fish. Planning to go lake trout fishing in Flaming Gorge UT next year to see if I can up that total with a big laker. Doubt I can improve much in the other catagories. I've given up on the 50+ musky after 30 years of trying.

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I think you at least have to go with the Lake Sturgeon don't ya Mark wink aren't those Whities over there?

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Some of the species list I have never caught or targeted. Definitely willing to try though!

Bass 22.5 (smallie)

Catfish none

Sturgeon none

Northern 40

Muskie 50.5

Crappie 15

Walleye 30.5

Trout 20 (rainbow)

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I'm thinking we should be doing mn and border waters only. It starts getting a little ridiculous when you factor in southern bass & cats, white sturgeon, etc.

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Bass - 19

Catfish - 26

Carp/sturgeon - 30

Northern - 38

Muskie - 44

Panfish - 13

Trout - 31

Walleye/perch - 30

Total - 231

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Bass - 20-1/4" (largemouth)

Catfish - 27"

carp - 25"

Pike - 37-1/2"

Muskie - 37"

Panfish - 14-3/4" (crappie)

trout - ZERO (does salmon count? if so add 23 coho on supurior)

Walleye - 29-1/2" (canada, biggest in MN is 27")

total: 191

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The Sacramento River sturgeon are whites but don't get to the size of the Columbia/Snake/Fraser river fish. I have fished in Idaho for whites but since I never lived there not listing them. The "southern" bass only gave me 1 inch but it was my biggest so I listed it. the catfish was flathead from the Mississippi Pool 4 not a southern fish. Just listing fish I caught from states I have actually lived in. I think great lakes salmon/steelhead should be countable in the trout catagory.

If you want to catch big fish you need to go where they are.

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Bass - 20''(canada)

Catfish - 24''

Carp - 15lbs on my scale, no length measurement.. I'd guess 36''?

Pike - 37''(canada)

Muskie - 48''(canada)

Panfish - 11''

trout - 29''(canada)

Walleye - 29''(canada)

total: 234 give or take some for the carp.

Take out Canada and it's much less for me as I still haven't done tons of Minnesota fishing.

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