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Specieshunters.com - Ben Cantrell
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Ben Cantrell 569 species(fb)
+4 non recognized(nr)
+4 hybrids(hy)
341 caught in fresh water
227 caught in salt water
1 not(yet)specified
0 targets
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Interview with Ben Cantrell

How did your hunt for species start?

When I moved to Wisconsin I caught a lot of new fish (pumpkinseed, northern pike, logperch, etc), and pretty soon my focus shifted to almost exclusively pursuing new species.

What is your coolest species and how dit you catch it?

Lake Sturgeon. My first was 130 cm, but I forgot my camera that day! Fortunately, I caught a 79 cm one the next spring and got a great picture. Bait was a nightcrawler on an octopus circle hook held on the bottom with a heavy pyramid sinker.

Do you ever go abroad to catch new species?

I‘ve fished in Japan a few times, but fishing was not the reason for the trips.

2019:
# name spcs
1 129
2 123
3 82
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all times:
# name spcs
1 778
2 702
3 616
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unique species:
# name spcs
1 114
2 84
3 79
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caught on fly:
# name spcs
1 114
2 111
3 108
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stats:
299 registered species hunters.
3191  species.
26 non recognized species.
20 hybrids.
415  fly caught.
631 species on target lists.
174 pictures of zwoonzels.