2019 Favourite Catches

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BradleyR
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2019 Favourite Catches
<p>Figured I'd tag on some of my favourite catches of the year as well. You guys may have seen most of them already, as most of them are definitely considered rough fish!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>First is the Atlantic Sturgeon I caught in New Brunswick. Seeing that guy come up was just&nbsp;epic! Such a cool-looking Sturgeon too, I find the Lakers I catch bland in comparison. I'm even considering going back again next year to catch more :)</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.roughfish.com/sites/default/files/Atlantic%20Sturgeon.jpg" style="height:338px; width:600px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Next up is the Redfin Pickerel I caught in Connecticut with a friend I met online. It was a super challenging fish to track down and catch, so I was super happy to get it after many failed attempts all over the east coast.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.roughfish.com/sites/default/files/Redfin%20Pickerel_1.jpg" style="height:400px; width:600px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The River Redhorse was another big one for me this year. It was the last (legal) Redhorse target I could find in QC, and definitely the rarest. I actually got on a consistent bite and caught a few of them in a couple days. Super strong fish!</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.roughfish.com/sites/default/files/received_476343369803856.jpeg" style="height:300px; width:600px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Summer Sucker was an&nbsp;unlikely target I had thought about catching since last winter, but never really expected it to actually happen. As you guys know, things lined up and we visited the Adirondacks right during the spawn! Alex and I both caught our lifers after battling with the bugs for a while.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.roughfish.com/sites/default/files/20190615_144518.jpg" style="height:338px; width:600px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Gotta end it on a more winter-friendly note in preparation for the upcoming season. Last February, we made our annual ice fishign trip to the Saguenay fjord and were much more successful than usual. I ended up catching three lifers this time: the Greenland Cod, the Sea Tadpole, and the Thorny Skate. The Sea Tadpole has to be one of my favourites, I knew they existed but figured my chances of catching one were pretty low.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.roughfish.com/sites/default/files/20190217_000434.jpg" style="height:338px; width:600px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>That pretty much ends my local fishing for 2019, but I look forward to the new year! Have some trips planned for Christmas and I really hope to track down some new species through the ice this season :) I also wrote this more detailed top catched list on my blog if anyone is interested in reading.</p> <p><a href="https://multispeciesfishing.blogspot.com/2019/11/top-catches-2019.html">https://multispeciesfishing.blogspot.com/2019/11/top-catches-2019.html</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Hope you guys had a great season and I look forward to seeing all your catches from the past season and the ones to come!</p>
SDfisher
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Great fish!

Some great catches!  Thanks for sharing.  I added a few lifers this year- long-nosed dace, sand shiner, green sunfish/bluegill hybrid, and a jack dempsey chilid.  

I am now fishing on the ice already, the earliest that I have ever been on.  

Marc Ohms

BradleyR
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Awesome :o Our temps are

Awesome :o Our temps are really starting to drop here but no safe ice yet. Last year I was on at the end of November but that was exceptional for Montreal.