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I'd need to scrunch my brow, it;s a good number.

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Too many lakes and Rivers, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans as well as both oceans to count, in Canada and the USA. I have had a great life of fishing, so many great memories, I have been blessed!

Not many species I have not caught in Canada, that's for sure :o)

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All of em.

No saltwater but a ton of creeks, ponds, rivers, streams and lakes.

Rod and reel, trotline, throw line, limb lines, snagged em, hand grabbed em and may have shot a few with something other than an arrow.


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If I recall correctly, cane poles, and bullheads, gravel pit was my first time.


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Wow big question.
Fished a ton from Great Bear in the territories on east to James Bay. Too many to count…
Northern Michigan west to the Rockies.
Some of the bigger southern impoundments like Flaming Gorge…
Central America quite a bit, tarpon mostly, same around Florida plus other species there…
Uncountable total.
Guiding and exploring waters all of my life, I’d do it all again.

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Great answer, after 70 years of fishing still working on it.

Also a great question, something to think about when you wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep.

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Man, I have no idea... not as many as some of the previous replies, but a lot.

I've lived in 4 states, fished them all a lot, and fished a few states I haven't lived in.

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My number isn't that big. At first blush I thought over 100 but now that I really think about it, its around 3 dozen is all. Lake Michigan. Mendota. Crane. Little Sand. Big Stone. 8 in Deuel Co. Another 10-15 in SD. Oahe, Sharpe, Francis Case, Lewis and Clark. A few in MT. Lac de Mille Lacs. Interesting question thanks for asking.


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Originally Posted by Just a Hunter
Not enough


Yep

I grew up very near a river with darn near everything the Great Lakes basin has to offer… northern pike, largemouth, brown & rainbow trout, steelhead, pacific salmon, and smallmouth.

Now I live further south but fish the same basin focusing upon 4 rivers, 3 of which are tribs to the biggest. Need to expand my reach into some of the world class trout fishing here in the state.

I love river fishing don’t know much about lakes. One goal I have for 2023 is to expand my repertoire to piers out on Lk Mi. I saw some videos of guys catching lake trout as they come up to spawn I never even knew you could catch em from shore that’d be bad ass.

I love fishing for the fact you can hit it hard all yer life and still not scratch the surface of what there is to know!

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It'd be fun to pin tacks on a map.


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No way to tell, hundreds, I'm sure.


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Originally Posted by wabigoon
It'd be fun to pin tacks on a map.


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Not enough


Yep

I grew up very near a river with darn near everything the Great Lakes basin has to offer… northern pike, largemouth, brown & rainbow trout, steelhead, pacific salmon, and smallmouth.

Now I live further south but fish the same basin focusing upon 4 rivers, 3 of which are tribs to the biggest. Need to expand my reach into some of the world class trout fishing here in the state.

I love river fishing don’t know much about lakes. One goal I have for 2023 is to expand my repertoire to piers out on Lk Mi. I saw some videos of guys catching lake trout as they come up to spawn I never even knew you could catch em from shore that’d be bad ass.

I love fishing for the fact you can hit it hard all yer life and still not scratch the surface of what there is to know!

On those lake trout.. they will come in even when not spawning. In lakes with lakers they will be cruising the shores after ice out for a couple weeks in the cold water.
Find a place along the shoreline with a very steep drop down to 60’ or more. Just use a weighted hook with sardines or sucker meat and toss it out and let it swing back into shore. Leave it lay there against the bottom 30-40 feet deep. The trout will cruise those edges and find it, just kick back relax and enjoy in a comfy lawn chair.
Cloudy days of course are better.

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Originally Posted by wabigoon
You good folks?

Way into the hundreds. No way to count 'em at this point, that's lost to time ...


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If you can really count them not nearly enough.


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17 states and 1 province. From the gulf of Mexico to the arctic circle north and south. east and west would be St. Lawrence seaway and strawberry res. With lots a whole bunch in between.

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Having lived on 2 continents, & grown up on the water, I'm in the far, far too many to count category !


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Originally Posted by NVhntr
If you can really count them not nearly enough.


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Originally Posted by wabigoon
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I think the best answer is "not enough." However many it is, there are more out there .. we have "work" smile to do!!


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Originally Posted by wabigoon
It'd be fun to pin tacks on a map.

THIS is a damn good idea


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As for States, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, Texas, Lauisiana, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Alaska, Hawaii, Michigan. All over Canada, Mexico, Belize, Guatamala, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Coasta Rica, Brazil. I might be missing a few. As for numbers of streams and lakes it has to be in the thousands I would guess.Life is good!


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Honestly I’ve only fished 20 lakes and 16 streams. I’ve just started to spend some time exploring more freshwater opportunities since most of my fishing has been in saltwater from southern Oregon to Alaska.

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A few. My favorite is my home: New River in WV & back into VA. If smallmouth were all I had, I'd be happy.


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Lakes and rivers not much. But trout streams in NE IOwa... most of them. Fun times

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Have to agree not enough. Been around to some great lakes. Which is fun. Now I've been getting picky on where I fish. But always fun to try new spots.

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Mind you, not all the waters have yielded any fish. laugh


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This is virtually an impossible question for most avid fishermen to answer.


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