2022 was a great year for fishing and the fishing community. Here we delve into some of the highlights from the Fishbrain community in 2022. We look at most caught species, favorite lures and live baits, bodies of water and more!
Another year of fishing has come and gone. Like a beautiful steelhead resting in our hands, we cherished the moments it brought us, but now have to say goodbye, releasing the year while holding the memory of it tight in our mind.
Details are what keep memories fresh and the details of 2022 are especially worth remembering here at FIshbrain, all of which are thanks to you, our community of anglers.
Below are some of our highlighted stats where we look at the most species caught, best baits, favorite bodies of water and more.
We welcomed 1,825,236 new anglers
We caught 2,138,774 fish
We explored 140,272 fishing waters
We shared 3,096,731 fishing moments
We created 12,167 new fishing groups
We reviewed 54,666 fishing products
Our fishing community is tight knit and it grew even tighter in 2022. We are ecstatic to provide the #1 fishing community in the world and even more thrilled to see it grow as it did. Friendships, tips and fishing news are all being shared on Fishbrain, creating a unified group of passionate anglers and conservationists ready to extend the greatest sport in the world to the next generation.
Anglers set the hook on fish from all over the world, but by far these are the species most likely to be on the other end of a hook on Fishbrain.
767,518 largemouth bass
119,164 smallmouth bass
83,891 rainbow trout
73,622 channel catfish
59,568 northern pike
42,507 black crappie
33,446 common carp
32,242 striped bass
29,621 brown trout
Whether it's live bait, cut bait, lures, or jigs, the Fishbrain community uses a large variety of methods to set the hook. Different types of fishing often require different baits and lures and the same can be said about fishing for different species. For these stats we broke the most logged baits into the top live baits and the top artificials to give due credit to both styles of fishing.
7,457 Senko worm
7,037 Rooster Tails
6,117 Yamamoto 5 inch Senko
Where are our users catching all these fish? While we understand and encourage users to jealously guard their secret spots we also love to see the popular fishing spots and all the people who get to enjoy them. Below are the most popular bodies of water our users fished at and logged in 2022.
Most of these waters are no secret to anyone.
Top bodies of water
2,094 Long Island Sound
1,634 Arrowhead Lake Pennsylvania
1,583 Lake Erie Ohio
1,539 Lake Michigan Michigan
1,521 Kent Lake Michigan
We fished in 2022 and banded together to cherish and protect fishing for years to come. We cannot wait to see what 2023 brings.
Now let’s go fishing. We’ll bring the greatest fishing community in the world.
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