2022 Species List:

Species Count: 56* (updated 10/11/22)

A new year is upon us, and it’s time to restart the annual species list.

Last year’s total of 45 may prove difficult to top. However, with trips to Costa Rica, Alaska and New York potentially on the docket, it certainly isn’t out of reach.

Be sure to check back regularly to see how the season has progressed. A direct link to this list can be found under the “Gallery” subheading of the menu at the top of the home page.

1. Black Crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Ascension Parish, Louisiana (January 01, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (Olive; #14)

2. Redear Sunfish (Lepomis microlophus)

Ascension Parish, Louisiana (January 01, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (Olive; #14)

3. Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus)

Ascension Parish, Louisiana (January 01, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (Olive; #14)

4. Redspotted Sunfish (Lepomis miniatus)

Ascension Parish, Louisiana (January 01, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (Olive; #14)

5. Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)

Ascension Parish, Louisiana (January 23, 2022); Fly: Lefty’s Deceiver (Sunfish patterned; Size 4/0)

6. Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana (January 13, 2022); Fly: Redfish Ritalin (Blue Crab; Size 1)

7. Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma)

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana (January 13, 2022); Fly: Redfish Ritalin (Red; Size 1)

8. Speckled Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus)

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana (January 15, 2022); Fly: Electric Bunny (Size 1) *Individual shown caught on a white Clouser’s Minnow on 7/17/22*

9. Skipjack Herring (Alosa chrysochloris)

St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana (January 16, 2022); Fly: Redfish Rattle Fly (Purple/Chartreuse; Size 6)

10. Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Ascension Parish, Louisiana (February 15, 2022); Fly: Dark Cahill Wetfly

11. Spotted Bass (Micropterus punctulatus)

West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana (February 22, 2022); Fly: Bad Hair Day (Chartreuse/White; #4)

12. Longear Sunfish (Lepomis megalotis)

West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana (February 22, 2022); Fly: Bad Hair Day (Chartreuse/White; #4)

13. Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)

West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana (February 22, 2022); Fly: Beadhead Nymph (#24)

14. Rio Grande Cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus)

Orleans Parish, Louisiana (April 12, 2022); Fly: Bluegill Killer

15. Orangespotted Sunfish (Lepomis humilis)

East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (April 19, 2022); Fly: Beadhead Nymph (#20)

16. Spotted Rose Snapper (Lutjanus guttatus)

Gulfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (May 04, 2022); Fly: Clouser’s Minnow (Chartreuse)

17. Yellow Snapper (Lutjanus argentiventris)

Gulfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (May 05, 2022); Fly: EP Shrimp

18. Black Skipjack Tuna (Euthynnus lineatus)

Gulfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (May 05, 2022); Fly: Mushmouth Fly (3/0)

19. Sierra Mackerel (Scomberomorus sierra)

Gulfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (May 05, 2022); Fly: Clouser’s Minnow (White)

20. Gafftop Pompano (Trachinotus Rhodopus)

Gulfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (May 05, 2022); Fly: Clouser’s Minnow (White)

21. Stone Scorpionfish (Scorpaena mystess)

Gulfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (May 06, 2022); Fly: Hackle & Hair Craw (Olive)

22. Bigeye Trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus)

Gulfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (May 06, 2022); Fly: Clouser’s Minnow (White)

23. Finescaled Triggerfish (Balistes polylepis)

Gulfo Dulce, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (May 07, 2022); Fly: Cap Spider (Chartreuse)

24. Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis)

Rhode Island (May 19, 2022); Fly: Mushmouth

25. Striped Searobin (Prionotus evolans)

Rhode Island (May 20, 2022); Fly: EP Shrimp Fly

26. White Perch (Morone americana)

Rhode Island (May 20, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (Olive)

27. Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)

Rhode Island (May 20, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (Olive)

28. Chain Pickerel (Esox niger)

Rhode Island (May 20, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (Olive)

29. Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Rhode Island (May 21, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (Olive)

30. Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus)

New York (May 22, 2022); Fly: Clouser’s Minnow (Chartreuse)

31. Fallfish (Semotilus corporalis)

New York (May 22, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (Olive)

32. Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens)

New York (May 22, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (Olive)

33. Freshwater Drum (Aplodinotus grunniens)

New York (May 22, 2022); Fly: Clouser’s Minnow (White)

34. Brown Trout (Salmo trutta)

New York (May 22, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (Black)

35. Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)

New York (May 22, 2022); Fly: Hackle & Hair Craw (Olive)

36. Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)

Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana (May 31, 2022); Fly: Clouser’s Minnow

37. Newly Described Longear Sunfish

(Lepomis solis)*

Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana (May 31, 2022); Fly: Soft Hackle (#16)

38. Blacktail Shiner (Cyprinella venusta)

Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana (May 31, 2022); Fly: Beadhead Nymph (#24)

39. Blackstripe Topminnow (Fundulus notatus)

Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana (May 31, 2022); Fly: Beadhead Nymph (#24)

40. Flier (Centrarchus macropterus)

St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana (May 31, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (White; #14)

41. Dollar Sunfish (Lepomis marginatus)

St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana (May 31, 2022); Fly: Woolly Bugger (White; #14)

42. Black Drum (Pogonias cromis)

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (July 4, 2022); Fly: Redfish Ritalin (Red; #1)

43. Ladyfish (Elops saurus)

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (July 17, 2022); Fly: Clouser’s Minnnow (Chartreuse)

44. Gafftopsail Catfish (Bagre marinus)

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (July 17, 2022); Fly: Clouser’s Minnow (Chartreuse)

45. Hardhead Catfish (Ariopsis felis)

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (July 17, 2022); Fly: EP Shrimp

46. Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Lake George, Colorado (July 29, 2022); Fly: Copper John

47. Greenback Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki stomia)

RMNP, Colorado (August 1, 2022); Fly: Charlie Boy Hopper

48. Atlantic Croaker (Micropogonias undulatus)

Escambia County, FL (August 26, 2022); Fly: EP Shrimp

49. Inshore Lizardfish (Synodus foetens)

Escambia County, FL (August 27, 2022); Fly: EP Shrimp

50. Sand Seatrout (Cynoscion arenarius)

Jefferson Parish, LA (September 11, 2022); Fly: Clouser’s Minnow

51. Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus)

Jefferson Parish, LA (September 11, 2022); Fly: Baby Leech

52. Striped/Grey/Sea Mullet (Mugil cephalus)

Jefferson Parish, LA (September 11, 2022); Fly: EP Shrimp

53. Bowfin (Amia calva)

Iberville Parish, LA (September 27, 2022); Fly: Pike Bunny

54. Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus)

Iberville Parish, LA (October 8, 2022); Fly: Schminnow

55. Striped Shiner (Luxilus chrysocephalus)

West Feliciana Parish, LA (October 11, 2022); Fly: Soft Hackle Hare’s Ear

56. Creek Chub (Semotilus atromaculatus)

West Feliciana Parish, LA (October 11, 2022); Fly: Soft Hackle Hare’s Ear

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2 thoughts on “2022 Species List:

    1. Thanks Chuck! Still a long way to go to match last year. Hoping the Sheepshead and Black Drum that eluded me last year help me get there.

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