Post By: cobragt203 Posted: 7/22/2012 10:46:52 AM Points: 114
I have an interesting topic, I just had a good day where I caught 49 crappie and last year had a day where I got 43 rainbows. So I am curious to see what is your guy's records for most amount caught in a day.
mine are 1. 49 crappie in 4 hours 2. 43 rainbows in 4 hours
114rainbow 4yrs.ago at st.vrain.90 crappie 2yrs. ago at grandview ponds.i could go on with more stories about spillway at showdow mountain getting 200 fish in 3days 20 yrs. ago. fishing not that good anymore.
I know my wife has caught more than 250 trout in three days off her fishcat in central CO. Several times she has caught more than 60 in a day.. We don't keep fish so I don't have an exact amount but we keep track for bragging rights. She kicks my axx every single time.
had many 100+LMB days back home in AZ and probably close to tripple digit striper days as well, here could've easily had triple digit brookie days but prefer to just keep on hiking or switching lures trying to get the big one.
Reply by: Flyrodn Posted: 7/23/2012 10:27:09 AM Points: 50702
I used to keep track of the numbers of fish caught in a day, a practice I've long since abandoned.
It started years back with a fishing friend who was one of the best fly fishers I've ever had the honor of fishing with. I never knew how bad I was bested on any given day, as his response to "how'd you do?" was typically "I had a good day" or "it could have been better."
I didn't fully appreciate the response then, but I do now. While I enjoy catching as much as anyone, I recognize that fishing is a whole lot more than catching, so much so, that unless I'm fishing competitively, when I encounter catching that could result in that "mythical" 100 fish day (it is possible but typically takes 8-12 hours of fishing, as 10 to 12 fish an hour is about the best most can realistically hope to do) I frequently quit fishing that set of conditions and seek more challenging prey.
Today, rather than fish counts, I've adopted my friend's response, "I had a good day." Rather says it all in my book.
Reply by: not too old to fish Posted: 7/23/2012 4:46:04 PM Points: 442
I agree with Flyrodn, it's not the number of fish caught but how much fun you had catching what ever that number was. I think as you become a more experienced fisherman, numbers don't mean as much and you look for greater challenges, but sometimes you just want to use a certain technique to catch fish even though you know it may not be the best way to catch the most fish. At the end of the day it doesn't really matter how many you caught as long as you enjoyed the fishing experience.