Friday, January 28, 2011

Life List

Tony over at iRiverRat, emailed me and asked me if I had a life list of fishes I have caught. Well, here it is. I suspect there might be a few minnows I missed, but I will be taking photos of all minnows from here out for better identification. This list should expand this year by a few species if all goes as planned…

Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Brown trout (Salmo trutta)
Landlocked Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
Rainbow trout/steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush)
Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)
Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Rock bass (Ambloplites rubestris)
Pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus)
Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)
Pumpkinseed/bluegill hybrid
Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
Redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritis)
Green/redbreast hybrid
Pumpkinseed/green hybrid
Black crappie (Pomoxis negromaculatus)
White sucker (Catastomus commersoni)
Silver redhorse (Moxostma anisurum)
Greater redhorse (Moxostoma valenciennesi)
Shortnose redhorse (Moxostoma macrolepidotum)
Northern hogsucker (Hypentelium nigricans)
Northern pike (Esox lucius)
Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy)
Tiger muskellunge (I am 90% certain it was a tiger- both pike and musky occur in this water and it had markings like a tiger)
Chain pickerel (Esox niger)
Bowfin (Amia calva)
Longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus)
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Fallfish (Semotilus corporalis)
Creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus)
Common Shiner (Notropis cornutus)
Golden Shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas)
Redfin Shiner (Notropis umbratilus)
Logperch (Percina caprodes)
Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens)
Walleye (Sander vitreus)
Freshwater Drum (Aplodinotus grunniens)
White Perch (Morone americanus)
Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)
American Shad (Alosa sapidissima)
Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)
Black Bullhead (Ameiurus melas)
Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)
Ladyfish (Elops saurus)
Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)
Redfish (Sciaenops ocellatus)
Jack Crevalle (Caranx hippos)
Umbriferum cichlid  (Cichlasoma umbriferus)
Sea lamprey (on Chinook, Atlantic salmon, and steelhead) (Pteromyzon marinus)


  1. An impressive list Drew! I've always suspected fly fishermen were a little obsessive compulsive. Were they all caught on yhe fly?

  2. Nice list! And that Green X Pumpkin at the top is really cool looking too!

    Hogsucker - that's a tough one to get, especially on the fly. I was going to put in a serious effort at a fly rod Hogsucker last summer but the high water flooded out all my good riffles for the whole season, maybe next summer...

  3. Thanks for the compliments guys! John, those are all on the fly. I am a bit OCD when it comes to fish... is that a bad thing?

    Tony, thanks- the hogsucker was caught in NY when steelheading... they stack up in a small stream that time of year. All over the place. My buddy was chasing steel and I was targeting the suckers and pike... guess I have my priorities huh?