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Table of Contents
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News and Announcements
FAQ and Tips
Bass`ken Lake
Port of Gambino
Durem Reclamation Facility
Junk
Overall
Links and Resources

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News and Announcements


August 6th, 2007: Posted the thread on the main forums! Welcome, all!

July 29th, 2007: Finished a whole lot of the initial writing. There's always more to say when it comes to trophy fishing though, so I'm sure I'll have plenty more to do. Posted the thread in the TF guild for general comment before releasing it to the public.

Contributers
These are the people who contributed to the thread. Many thanks to them! heart

tiranaki - Graciously consented to model her mule An-Lorien for the image in the Junk section.
novarren - Created the beautiful wheel o' rare fish you see in the Overall section.
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FAQ And Tips


Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I earn a trophy?
A. Starting at midnight PST every calendar month, eveybody starts with a clean slate as far as fishing is corcerned, and you can begin to earn points towards a trophy. You earn points by catching fish or junk, and you win by having more points than your competition at the end of the month. How many points you need to have depends on which trophy you aim for and how tough your fellow fishers push. You can earn a trophy in Bass'ken, Gambino, Durem, Junk, or Overall. Bass'ken, Gambino, Durem, and Junk each award 10 trophies each month, 8 bronzes for the 3rd-10th place fishers, one silver for the 2nd place fisher, and one gold to the 1st place fisher. Overall only awards one gold trophy each month, to the very best fisher.

Q. Where can I see my score, or other fishers' scores?
A. The Fishing Statistics Page has a detailed record of the current month's competition, as well as your personal fishing history. If you are ranked 50th or above on Bass'ken, Gambino, Durem, Junk, or Overall* you will be listed here.

*In order to even be listed on Overall, you have to meet some requirements. At least 1/4 of your total catches (that is, fish and junk) must be fish from Bass'ken, and another 1/4 must be fish from Gambino.

User ImageQ. How much time and gold does it take to earn a trophy?
A. This depends heavily on the trophy and the competition. Fishing for a gold or silver can be an expensive and extremely time consuming project. If competition is fierce, a gold or silver could take 6-10 hours a day and several hundred thousand gold as an initial investment. However, most of the time trophy hunting isn't nearly that intense. A bronze can take as little as an hour or two a day, and the bait will usually pay for itself if you sell the fish on the market.

Q. When will I get my trophy?
A. Though the competition ends at midnight PST on the last day of the month, trophies can take days, weeks, or occasionally even months to award. Please be patient - if you earned a trophy you will receive it.

Q. What is filtering?
A. Because junk moves differently from most fish, a skilled fisher can recognize the patterns of movement and deliberately lose a "fish" when she knows it is actually junk. This is called filtering, and though it is not needed to win a trophy, it can greatly increase your speed. It can also be useful for the casual fisher, since trash is generally worth less than fish.

Advanced fishers sometimes also choose to filter out some small fish, either because they aren't worth catching (Bass'ken) or they want to achieve a higher PI (Overall).

Q. How do I filter?
A. I personally filter by feel, which is just a nice way of saying that I burned the patterns into my brain by practicing for a long time. However, this is not very helpful for most of y'all, so I'll point you in the direction of Transcendent's Filtering Guide, which should get you started.

Q. Does catching a rare fish affect my score?
A. No. Rare fish would be worth thousands of points if they were counted, and the admins didn't want the freak chance of catching a rare to skew competition. Thus, the rares are worth no points, and do not affect your score in any significant way.

Q. Have you heard about the Angelic Rod? Where can I get one?
A. Yes, I've heard about it. However, it is currently impossible to get an Angelic Rod, and nobody knows when it is going to be released. A whole lot of information on this legendary item can be found here.

Feel free to ask questions in the thread! There is almost always somebody around to help.

General Tips
Pace yourself! You don't need to earn the trophy on day one. Often, the first week is very hectic, with many trophy hopefuls jostling around the boards. Many of the people who put up the biggest scores on the first day will slow down or burn out completely later in the month. If you set yourself a set score or time to fish each day, you'll find you can often reach your goals with less stress.

Ignore bots. Botters are almost never awarded trophies, and when they are the admins correct their mistakes swiftly. Do not become discouraged if you are overtaken by a person who is obviously botting. They will get their just rewards in the end.
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Bass'ken Lake


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The Fish
The common fish for Bass'ken are:
Guppies (Small):.........User ImageUser ImageUser Image
Bass (Medium):...........User ImageUser ImageUser Image
Stripers (Large):.........User ImageUser ImageUser Image

Each small is worth 6 points, each medium is worth 16 points, and each large is worth 26 points.

User Image = 6 points
User Image = User ImageUser ImageUser Image = 16 points
User Image = User ImageUser Image = User ImageUser ImageUser ImageUser ImageUser Image = 26 points


The Strategy
Powerfishing
Powerfishing is a viable strategy in Bass'ken, though it is very time consuming and not very efficient in terms of speed. Guppies are worth very little in comparison to stripers and bass, so you should use high quality bait as much as possible. A long cast is both good and bad for powerfishing, since it increases the chance of hooking a striper or bass, but also increases the time it takes to reel in guppies and trash. The normal Distance, normal Performance, or Performance Plus rods make good compromises. A normal Strength rod can't cast far enough to hook stripers, so it should be avoided.

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Filtering
If you love filtering, Bass'ken is the lake for you. Filtering in Bass'ken is more difficult than in Gambino, but is very rewarding and generates points quickly.

The first fundamental truth about filtering in Bass'ken is that yellow guppies move EXACTLY the same as trash. If you catch a yellow guppy, you caught a fish that moves in every way like trash, so try to avoid it in the future!

Both light (trash and yellow guppies) and moderate (trash, yellow guppies, and orange guppies) filters are fast and reasonable for Bass'ken. It is possible to filter out red guppies instead of or in addition to orange guppies. However, red guppies move more quickly than their yellow and orange brethren, and can easily be mistaken for bass. Filtering all guppies can also work, though eliminating all smalls makes the process quite slow and is inefficient in terms of score per minute.

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The History

Gold Striper WinnersUser Image
1 2005-01 chaos_butterfly 142404
1 2005-02 Sapphire Kasserack 243394
1 2005-03 Heaven's Wrath 160406
1 2005-04 theoball 227834
1 2005-05 Gaidin 132010
1 2005-06 Alfrog 150006
1 2005-07 Cronos99 179064
1 2005-08 Annie Laurie 162994
1 2005-09 Snuggle Bunni 140000
1 2005-10 polkaroo79 200000
1 2005-11 gutszi 107572
1 2005-12 SylverStar 169482
1 2006-01 Holy_Knight57 132336
1 2006-02 Crystane 152010
1 2006-03 Annie Laurie 177034
1 2006-04 Vendrasil 200002
1 2006-05 [ - Silent Whisper - ] 128934
1 2006-06 Cougar_The_Shell_Bullet 209548
1 2006-08 Bria_Teragram ???
1 2006-09 Miyu888 159416
1 2006-10 SirTooky 205000
1 2006-11 mr snuggle 236718
1 2006-12 SuperMarco 218260
1 2007-01 DJ Trouble 140000
1 2007-02 ihua 231428
1 2007-03 Ariela Steadfast 266514
1 2007-04 Haru_rave_master 136428
1 2007-05 Beloved Sumisu 186286

Statistics
Record Low:..............................gutszi, November 2005, 107572 points
Record High:..............................Ariela Steadfast, March 2007, 266514 points
Median:......................................169482 points
Mean:.........................................177595.5556 points
Standard Deviation:..................41666.894 points
Average Points/Day To Win:....5919.85185 points per day

Silver Bass WinnersUser Image
2 2005-01 Tsukiyono 131442
2 2005-02 unsolvedenigma 240762
2 2005-03 Gaidin 125000
2 2005-04 Nehru 209892
2 2005-05 Cilit BANG! 102042
2 2005-06 maharito 100000
2 2005-07 ignots943 139373
2 2005-08 drkessler 157302
2 2005-09 Ariela Steadfast 130000
2 2005-10 Crystane 140098
2 2005-11 One Last Time 56206
2 2005-12 Hedge Witch 167148
2 2006-01 MastaVern 102592
2 2006-02 crow12 115490
2 2006-03 gutszi 107572
2 2006-04 [Kai] 120304
2 2006-05 Bria_Teragram 101416
2 2006-06 Miyu888 152000
2 2006-08 Broken Jazz ???
2 2006-09 flying_buffalo 123250
2 2006-10 Teh Mog 141344
2 2006-11 Haru_rave_master 224930
2 2006-12 Lady Suzine 187110
2 2007-01 Zae 132780
2 2007-02 Zanam Djinn 210000
2 2007-03 ]-Katsu-[ 265348
2 2007-04 K Prime 112922
2 2007-05 Milain_Malian 159260

Statistics
Record Low:..............................One Last Time, November 2005, 56206 points
Record High:..............................]-Katsu-[, March 2007, 265348 points
Median:......................................132780 points
Mean:.........................................146503.0741 points
Standard Deviation:..................48812.386 points
Average Points/Day To Win:....4883.4358 points per day

Bronze Guppy WinnersUser Image
3 2005-01 Crystane 75348
4 2005-01 Ransu 69720
5 2005-01 Fishinthecity 69138
6 2005-01 kaji01 68978
7 2005-01 Sapphire Kasserack 68596
8 2005-01 manuch 68528
9 2005-01 Merdynn 67810
10 2005-01 ratiojane 67572
3 2005-02 Zokan 170272
4 2005-02 AsianGirl 127978
5 2005-02 Anjelous 116014
6 2005-02 Pierre J 108084
7 2005-02 Ransu 107074
8 2005-02 Fizgot 105532
9 2005-02 Kariuss 102712
10 2005-02 Vicious Jello 100030
3 2005-03 CrimsonGoten 111100
4 2005-03 Pierre J 110698
5 2005-03 Nehru 98186
6 2005-03 Xiozaia 90194
7 2005-03 Chuck E. Cheese 83836
8 2005-03 Kariuss 82776
9 2005-03 Teh Squish 82608
10 2005-03 Rotfist 74710
3 2005-04 Elendilon 179700
4 2005-04 Shyla 106162
5 2005-04 Cronos99 97166
6 2005-04 shab 90062
7 2005-04 Elberith 88430
8 2005-04 sChni-SChNa-SChnApPie 87632
9 2005-04 fire_eyez 86668
10 2005-04 Sapphire Kasserack 78964
3 2005-05 Frustrated 72840
4 2005-05 Venus de Milo 59094
5 2005-05 Kariuss 57118
6 2005-05 __r.d.__ 56546
7 2005-05 xArgYx 55092
8 2005-05 chaos_butterfly 54872
9 2005-05 Taka_Todo 54518
10 2005-05 Valarmes 54480
3 2005-06 chaos_butterfly 94100
4 2005-06 SinnerChrono 70048
5 2005-06 pvmatador113 61102
6 2005-06 Gaidin 55000
7 2005-06 cutsdarkred 53146
8 2005-06 drkessler 49768
9 2005-06 zickkun 48770
10 2005-06 lightbulb55555 48674
3 2005-07 Annie Laurie 130348
4 2005-07 Tatiana73 120068
5 2005-07 Alfrog 84238
6 2005-07 Blatant Obscurity 81278
7 2005-07 Chiron Strijder 75710
8 2005-07 ArcadiaInferno 73496
9 2005-07 [ Shard ] 71490
10 2005-07 Twinkle~fairie 71394
3 2005-08 ArlenMagic 100206
4 2005-08 Chaos Alchemist 79732
5 2005-08 polkaroo79 72098
6 2005-08 Sivex 70576
7 2005-08 Pearlystar 61334
8 2005-08 Gaidin 60810
9 2005-08 Xiozaia 54000
10 2005-08 Downhearted 52654
3 2005-09 TiO1-NeoMaha 111110
4 2005-09 Purple Rav3n 78930
5 2005-09 Falling Memories 70516
6 2005-09 Yami Kitsune Chaosflare 56774
7 2005-09 Chiron Strijder 53054
8 2005-09 Thungbard 51000
9 2005-09 El Beaner 48660
10 2005-09 blends 48512
3 2005-10 Cronos99 72290
4 2005-10 DarkHajinMon 63646
5 2005-10 Boobie Jo 63082
6 2005-10 Makaeru 63008
7 2005-10 Sivex 55342
8 2005-10 Shil'Reborn 50440
9 2005-10 PrettyDragon 49800
10 2005-10 masterlicious 46832
3 2005-11 Kazaria 55190
4 2005-11 K.a.y 49090
5 2005-11 Jasek 48384
6 2005-11 Lady Soleil 47052
7 2005-11 Shadow.Of.Aphrodite 46190
8 2005-11 CloudBattousai 45026
9 2005-11 Atha`an Miere 39566
10 2005-11 Deathwolf2 36576
3 2005-12 crow12 67756
4 2005-12 gutszi 62626
5 2005-12 Engel_Clone 58080
6 2005-12 [LeUkoPhoBia] 56422
7 2005-12 Shil'Reborn 53420
8 2005-12 mandarts 52102
9 2005-12 masterlicious 48542
10 2005-12 Hood Fate 47088
3 2006-01 Ariela Steadfast 71620
4 2006-01 Justiceiro 66558
5 2006-01 gutszi 63636
6 2006-01 Lord__Vader 60058
7 2006-01 Kydden 56554
8 2006-01 Mr.Grape 54484
9 2006-01 SilencedStar 53408
10 2006-01 Erotic Hormones 41448
3 2006-02 Shadow.Of.Aphrodite 80984
4 2006-02 Coffee_and_Cigarettes 80504
5 2006-02 gutszi 69696
6 2006-02 Serious Lack Of Disciplin 63852
7 2006-02 Call Me Misty 62592
8 2006-02 Kariuss 62288
9 2006-02 2 0 1 2 61686
10 2006-02 Maduo 61434
3 2006-03 Silence` 95232
4 2006-03 kashka moon 67502
5 2006-03 Mystical Nightmares 58304
6 2006-03 optimusprime723 54370
7 2006-03 Snif It 54358
8 2006-03 AnAnnoyinglyLongUsername 51930
9 2006-03 Shiletimis 51306
10 2006-03 -peach- 50882
3 2006-04 [~Vale~] 75552
4 2006-04 optimusprime723 75276
5 2006-04 Snif It 58432
6 2006-04 Silence` 55924
7 2006-04 Engel_Clone 51316
8 2006-04 Shadow.Of.Aphrodite 51058
9 2006-04 The Art of Sexy 50254
10 2006-04 dramaartwriting 48406
3 2006-05 Manica 99804
4 2006-05 zickkun 75618
5 2006-05 gutszi wrongfully banned 66566
6 2006-05 Hedge Witch 64096
7 2006-05 sassynsiah 59164
8 2006-05 Mrs Purple 59124
9 2006-05 Vendrasil 58290
10 2006-05 Lord__Vader 57726
3 2006-06 Mystical Nightmare 106330
4 2006-06 starshine2 102530
5 2006-06 Aariella 78482
6 2006-06 [~V_Equitissa~] 77480
7 2006-06 starfury1981 73388
8 2006-06 H o l y V a i l 69188
9 2006-06 xArgYx 68268
10 2006-06 Bria_Teragram 65530
3 2006-08 Hedge Witch ???
4 2006-08 zarks_angel ???
5 2006-08 Cougar_The_Shell_Bullet ???
6 2006-08 o0o_merf_o0o ???
7 2006-08 optimusprime723 ???
8 2006-08 Bruin_Tac ???
9 2006-08 iwillpwnu4ever ???
10 2006-08 ll Shuyin ll ???
3 2006-09 Armina Qi Saxton 100304
4 2006-09 Slanzer 83032
5 2006-09 starshine2 80632
6 2006-09 redemption2 79276
7 2006-09 water_spirit 58538
8 2006-09 Kydden 56574
9 2006-09 Min Pao 55552
10 2006-09 Gwengara 54676
3 2006-10 starshine2 120960
4 2006-10 Saint_MacLeodmx 88306
5 2006-10 TsuhanMan 74722
6 2006-10 Miyu888 72220
7 2006-10 Sephiroth_2000 69810
8 2006-10 sicsixxx 67750
9 2006-10 tiranaki 66084
10 2006-10 cmluvrj 65696
3 2006-11 Zanam Djinn 218610
4 2006-11 Wu Zi Mu 100000
5 2006-11 I StEvE I 84054
6 2006-11 Neowap 80130
7 2006-11 FairyzMonkeyz 76764
8 2006-11 Bria_Teragram 74330
9 2006-11 Maldervich 65046
10 2006-11 Serious Lack Of Disciplin 59408
3 2006-12 Ninja Meena 141800
4 2006-12 ODINS choise 106898
5 2006-12 Hedge Witch 106174
6 2006-12 Zanam Djinn 73700
7 2006-12 seasweetie 67402
8 2006-12 RPG guy 63620
9 2006-12 The Dark Dragon of Chaos 61182
10 2006-12 SirTooky 58652
3 2007-01 Red HOOD Warrior 131788
4 2007-01 holdthis 84008
5 2007-01 Dezclown 82826
6 2007-01 Annie Laurie 75708
7 2007-01 Blue_nanobot 75650
8 2007-01 Xx_jewlz_xX 75326
9 2007-01 Haru_rave_master 75204
10 2007-01 ]Katsu[ 75054
3 2007-02 Haru_rave_master 155308
4 2007-02 erin1216 106496
5 2007-02 PizzaPoes 105304
6 2007-02 [ - Silent Whisper - ] 98176
7 2007-02 DJ Trouble 80392
8 2007-02 Blue_nanobot 78756
9 2007-02 raiden27 76516
10 2007-02 INFINITYim 63150
3 2007-03 Xxblood moonlightxX 71732
4 2007-03 RPG guy 68300
5 2007-03 FairyzMonkeyz 57564
6 2007-03 Holy Knight57 53910
7 2007-03 Gozen_Kumi 46466
8 2007-03 Supernovaryan 44232
9 2007-03 Amarillo Sky 42596
10 2007-03 HunterKai 42570
3 2007-04 Mradu 90104
4 2007-04 DaRkTi3fT 77604
5 2007-04 pillsburydeadboy 75920
6 2007-04 HiKaRu^^Go 72620
7 2007-04 twnby4 70426
8 2007-04 Beloved Sumisu 70084
9 2007-04 Silentassasen 62964
10 2007-04 Supernovaryan 60582
3 2007-05 Spunky Luffs 126734
4 2007-05 iRaven 109420
5 2007-05 Blue Sky Dragon SC 85722
6 2007-05 yestin09 84258
7 2007-05 Blue_nanobot 81274
8 2007-05 Mradu 81232
9 2007-05 [ - Silent Whisper - ] 81226
10 2007-05 frogman08 77658

Statistics
Record Low:..............................Deathwolf2, November 2005, 36576 points
Record High:..............................Zanam Djinn, November 2006, 218610 points
Median:......................................69442 points
Mean:.........................................74038.12037 points
Standard Deviation:..................25028.40402 points

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Median:......................................58652 points
Mean:.........................................59642.88889 points
Standard Deviation:..................14020.06048 points
Average Points/Day To Win:....1988.096296 points per day
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Port of Gambino


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The Fish
The common fish for Gambino are:
Seedkin (Small):.........User ImageUser ImageUser Image
Trout (Medium):.........User ImageUser ImageUser Image
Tuna (Large):.............User ImageUser ImageUser Image

Each small is worth 14 points, each medium is worth 24 points, and each large is worth 34 points.

User Image = 14 points
User Image = User ImageUser Image = 24 points
User Image = User ImageUser Image = User ImageUser ImageUser Image = 34 points


The Strategy
Powerfishing
Powerfishing in Gambino is not as unrewarding as Bass'ken powerfishing, but because filtering is so easy it isn't the most efficient way to go. However, just like Bass'ken, the difference can be made up if you have extra time to spend fishing. Seedkin are worth a reasonable number of points, so any mid to long range cast will do. A short cast can also work, though the medium and large fish have a compelling enough point advantage to make this unreasonable.

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Filtering
The best thing about fishing in Gambino is that filtering out trash is easy. The junk in Gambino moves exactly like the junk in Bass'ken, which means it's much much slower than any of the fish. Give it a few buckets and you'll quickly be able to tell what is trash and what is not. Just filtering out junk is fastest and least time-consuming, but if you feel like putting yourself to the test, filtering out one of the types of seedkin does not impact speed by a huge amount. Green seedkin are easiest, since they are uniquely characterized by a long, slow pull, whereas blue and pink seedkin can easily be mistaken for warm trout.

A long cast helps hook more tuna and trout, though it might be counterproductive when reeling in seedkin. The higher end of the middle ranges or long ranges are good choices.

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The History

Gold Tuna WinnersUser Image
1 2005-01 Lachesia 366840
1 2005-02 chaos_butterfly 306024
1 2005-03 strawberryraindrop 484848
1 2005-04 StarFalcon 440934
1 2005-05 Shyla 330148
1 2005-06 Ariela Steadfast 380000
1 2005-07 sharpie_sniffer37 383926
1 2005-08 Makaeru 390000
1 2005-09 LoOpEd 444444
1 2005-10 Lady Seraphine 314368
1 2005-11 Sadhunni 301366
1 2005-12 Sadhunni 395522
1 2006-01 Advanced_One 333000
1 2006-02 [ - Silent Whisper - ] 321482
1 2006-03 Miyu888 503996
1 2006-04 Annie Laurie 414106
1 2006-05 Maduo 352450
1 2006-06 Capricornio 400208
1 2006-07 ???? ????
1 2006-08 Kydden ????
1 2006-09 zarks_angel 374382
1 2006-10 bluedragonfly687 410162
1 2006-11 ben2562 550434
1 2006-12 Magster the Whaler 460986
1 2007-01 Kariuss 333616
1 2007-02 Zae 312312
1 2007-03 Kikyo891 302994
1 2007-04 Blue_nanobot 318020
1 2007-05 Whipped By Magenta 560572

Statistics
Record Low:..............................Sadhunni, November 2005, 301366 points
Record High:..............................Whipped By Magenta, May 2007, 560572 points
Median:......................................380000 points
Mean:.........................................388412.5926 points
Standard Deviation:..................74659.19651 points
Average Points/Day To Win:....12947.08642 points per day

Silver Trout WinnersUser Image
2 2005-01 Dream Disaster 289204
2 2005-02 mooon 221764
2 2005-03 Vtreka 422166
2 2005-04 Gaidin 327278
2 2005-05 Manic-D 276032
2 2005-06 jitio tenkin 245606
2 2005-07 lightbulb55555 363236
2 2005-08 Alfrog 340464
2 2005-09 Manica 401794
2 2005-10 Ariela Steadfast 310000
2 2005-11 someyoungguy 263780
2 2005-12 [ The Collector ] 372338
2 2006-01 Coffee_and_Cigarettes 314356
2 2006-02 Aragosnat 221610
2 2006-03 Gaidin 502000
2 2006-04 Savanna_wind 275218
2 2006-05 maharito 303720
2 2006-06 chaos_butterfly 302716
2 2006-07 ???? ????
2 2006-08 Strawberry Twinkle ????
2 2006-09 kinkyoto 364662
2 2006-10 Wu Zi Mu 308472
2 2006-11 Lord Baali 328138
2 2006-12 Blue_nanobot 441598
2 2007-01 bluedragonfly687 333614
2 2007-02 ben2562 292200
2 2007-03 seeCHASErun 290628
2 2007-04 Th3 Puppet 310266
2 2007-05 drupanu 263610

Statistics
Record Low:..............................Aragosnat, Feb 2006, 221610 points
Record High:..............................Gaidin, March 2006, 502000 points
Median:......................................310000 points
Mean:.........................................321721.1111 points
Standard Deviation:..................64997.06256 points
Average Points/Day To Win:....10724.03704 points per day


Bronze Seedkin WinnersUser Image
3 2005-01 wicked-angel 221842
4 2005-01 Milkchan 217032
5 2005-01 Baby_Fox 187804
6 2005-01 RoboticWurm 174776
7 2005-01 [[Maxy]] 171792
8 2005-01 Zanzibar 166392
9 2005-01 la lluvia 166294
10 2005-01 ShadowsOfThePast 161326
3 2005-02 Scitch 212874
4 2005-02 Malaryush 194238
5 2005-02 Angelous 188366
6 2005-02 Over Achiever 188198
7 2005-02 seiryuuchan 185890
8 2005-02 briankidd 182868
9 2005-02 SylverStar 175846
10 2005-02 Senbei 173392
3 2005-03 Pierre J 244578
4 2005-03 StarFalcon 244260
5 2005-03 ShredPirate 221406
6 2005-03 hunterornithocheirus 213136
7 2005-03 Elendilon 211258
8 2005-03 Zokan 199376
9 2005-03 Celestial Wolf 197564
10 2005-03 Naaro Yoichi 197288
3 2005-04 Elendilon 299494
4 2005-04 Valarmes 153078
5 2005-04 Kariuss 130988
6 2005-04 Fallen_Lord 123052
7 2005-04 Sir_Peter 122318
8 2005-04 theoball 122758
9 2005-04 MahaJose 112752
10 2005-04 Sapphire Kasserack 112374
3 2005-05 Distorted Conception 159226
4 2005-05 Alfrog 155210
5 2005-05 Fox-In-Boots 143634
6 2005-05 Ultimasmaj 129604
7 2005-05 xArgYx 129212
8 2005-05 Enadiz 128008
9 2005-05 Kidfunkyfly 126384
10 2005-05 chaos_butterfly 126118
3 2005-06 CrimsonGoten 207338
4 2005-06 maharito 182910
5 2005-06 Distorted Conception 127694
6 2005-06 LoOpEd ???
7 2005-06 Cracovin 121212
8 2005-06 ArcadiaInferno 117012
9 2005-06 ~Profound Supremacy~ 116470
10 2005-06 SinnerChrono 109280
3 2005-07 Gaidin 267178
4 2005-07 Mradu 220158
5 2005-07 Frustrated 217140
6 2005-07 Holy_Knight57 215832
7 2005-07 drkessler 214234
8 2005-07 Toona Phish 214206
9 2005-07 madanthony 209569
10 2005-07 pikkles 208956
3 2005-08 Coffee_and_Cigarettes 275556
4 2005-08 Hypocoristical 222494
5 2005-08 Tatiana73 218430
6 2005-08 entivore 197944
7 2005-08 Gaidin 192074
8 2005-08 Shiletimis 190536
9 2005-08 madanthony 190412
10 2005-08 Silv3rEclipse 188582
3 2005-09 Savanna_wind 354330
4 2005-09 IxianMace 280280
5 2005-09 Annie Laurie 246742
6 2005-09 Kazaria 215126
7 2005-09 Dimnarion Sirfalas 200068
8 2005-09 Baboonish 190014
9 2005-09 Pearlystar 162204
10 2005-09 TiO1-NeoMaha 147262
3 2005-10 TeDDyB3ar 286994
4 2005-10 Carib Queen 242188
5 2005-10 AerisG 220066
6 2005-10 momof4 210868
7 2005-10 Shadow.Of.Aphrodite 197452
8 2005-10 Pararrayos22 155990
9 2005-10 b_i_t_c_h 153558
10 2005-10 MastaVern 149602
3 2005-11 [ - Silent Whisper - ] 210164
4 2005-11 Miyu888 198512
5 2005-11 Sivex 198012
6 2005-11 Yuki~TheFallenSnow 195236
7 2005-11 ]EdwarD[ 190700
8 2005-11 fire_eyez 187432
9 2005-11 SllyMnky 183486
10 2005-11 AerisG 113574
3 2005-12 [Kai] 345200
4 2005-12 Zanam Djinn 228420
5 2005-12 ]EdwarD[ 196834
6 2005-12 Natsuhana 140438
7 2005-12 ariith 134856
8 2005-12 psg63114 133080
9 2005-12 AglassBucket 133080
10 2005-12 Sivex 132374
3 2006-01 DeZarin 200318
4 2006-01 catfish2006 171898
5 2006-01 Tammara 168524
6 2006-01 Jessethevamp 134794
7 2006-01 [ - Silent Whisper - ] 131172
8 2006-01 SilencedStar 125574
9 2006-01 Hedge Witch 120572
10 2006-01 Ariela Steadfast 104700
3 2006-02 Blasfemica 192284
4 2006-02 Mr. Fluffy Hand Cuffs 142036
5 2006-02 anakus_demos_tenes 129638
6 2006-02 Serious Lack Of Disciplin 128372
7 2006-02 mandarts 122278
8 2006-02 Havoc24 121608
9 2006-02 Silence` 115194
10 2006-02 J Blue 101028
3 2006-03 J Blue 164040
4 2006-03 canedra 161152
5 2006-03 [ - Silent Whisper - ] 159842
6 2006-03 2 0 1 2 156700
7 2006-03 ImperialDash 156560
8 2006-03 skittl3s 154600
9 2006-03 Tsarith 152564
10 2006-03 -peach- 142818
3 2006-04 Blitzd 222304
4 2006-04 Carib Queen 150114
5 2006-04 catfish2006 144172
6 2006-04 arathilis 139980
7 2006-04 Asura-san 136868
8 2006-04 SRenegade 120754
9 2006-04 Xx.Caramel.xX 115670
10 2006-04 NiKKi_ni_BoBoN 98440
3 2006-05 moonlit_queen 291142
4 2006-05 Kariuss 130832
5 2006-05 tuatha_danaan 118194
6 2006-05 zickkun 106780
7 2006-05 arathilis 106442
8 2006-05 Whipped By Magenta 105480
9 2006-05 Integumentary System 101000
10 2006-05 Master Bait Degrader 99788
3 2006-06 Serious Lack Of Disciplin 255562
4 2006-06 MahaJose 248446
5 2006-06 ender_169 170076
6 2006-06 DarkHajinMon 167070
7 2006-06 []-[ Mimic ]-[] 154450
8 2006-06 Gwengara 153720
9 2006-06 iwillpwnu4ever 149518
10 2006-06 hydragirl 146588
3 2006-08 PANIC.ITS.NOT.GRACE ???
4 2006-08 Dark~Sakuraba ???
5 2006-08 SuperMarco ???
6 2006-08 Cougar_The_Shell_Bullet ???
7 2006-08 MeiunYomi ???
8 2006-08 holdthis ???
9 2006-08 [ - Silent Whisper - ] ???
10 2006-08 SirTooky 85576
3 2006-09 [[Scarlet]] 361362
4 2006-09 Airelesanya 151650
5 2006-09 MillionaireMermaid 145518
6 2006-09 punkypoh 125260
7 2006-09 Bria_Teragram 125072
8 2006-09 Stalker Near You 112716
9 2006-09 I StEvE I 112392
10 2006-09 Shadowed Bluestar Sigma 108800
3 2006-10 Tifflet 252846
4 2006-10 narutosan17 215508
5 2006-10 AzulBlast 175018
6 2006-10 Azaleah 172550
7 2006-10 starfury1981 164190
8 2006-10 Hypersoap 155806
9 2006-10 Saint_MacLeodmx 155166
10 2006-10 Whipped By Magenta 143358
3 2006-11 [Bas] 324540
4 2006-11 Kariuss 206604
5 2006-11 INFINITYim 198806
6 2006-11 `Ellie 175094
7 2006-11 Serious Lack Of Disciplin 174358
8 2006-11 Dielee 173156
9 2006-11 AzNbOirOn 172232
10 2006-11 Blitzd 171814
3 2006-12 [ - Silent Whisper - ] 265360
4 2006-12 see-UNTOUCHABLE-this 215760
5 2006-12 AzNhALoMaN 198052
6 2006-12 RotlungReanimator 196086
7 2006-12 RPG guy 139584
8 2006-12 [cheating.for.last.place] 131476
9 2006-12 smallbabygurl 126482
10 2006-12 Zephyr_Gale 126116
3 2007-01 Shadow_Of_Abyss 215138
4 2007-01 Wu Zi Mu 167414
5 2007-01 DJ Trouble 166670
6 2007-01 Blue_nanobot 164748
7 2007-01 ihua 161800
8 2007-01 calijoe3 161524
9 2007-01 Haru_rave_master 160208
10 2007-01 hooded owl 159828
3 2007-02 Red HOOD Warrior 264930
4 2007-02 PrinceMiroku15 215286
5 2007-02 madbrad222 159794
6 2007-02 crazydork6 159412
7 2007-02 Loves2read 159086
8 2007-02 raiden27 154516
9 2007-02 Blue_nanobot 137132
10 2007-02 [ - Silent Whisper - ] 123636
3 2007-03 [~devilish~] 218270
4 2007-03 samurai corp. 211910
5 2007-03 PizzaPoes 211494
6 2007-03 AzNhALoMaN 197228
7 2007-03 FTW Its Filthytacohuman 188632
8 2007-03 Monstakillahomie 178892
9 2007-03 Xx_jewlz_xX 160882
10 2007-03 the blind angel 69 114984
3 2007-04 shadow_dreamers 276648
4 2007-04 sadielady 228146
5 2007-04 Dragon Cross 194356
6 2007-04 louis cyper 190020
7 2007-04 Haru_rave_master 187404
8 2007-04 hyphyboy 178064
9 2007-04 Mradu 173220
10 2007-04 Lasesco 163278
3 2007-05 D Angelo 249322
4 2007-05 chocoloco12392 243650
5 2007-05 A Mermaid 185290
6 2007-05 ne ne ne ne ne 183422
7 2007-05 Qarfur 180428
8 2007-05 II Nameless 163602
9 2007-05 amyazmy 162176
10 2007-05 xstaticxlovex 154394

Statistics
Record Low:..............................SirTooky, August 2006, 85576 points
Record High:..............................[[Scarlet]], September 2006, 361362 points
Median:......................................167969 points
Mean:.........................................175500.7546 points
Standard Deviation:..................49260.16468 points

10th Place Bronze Seedkin StatisticsUser Image
Median:......................................137596 points
Mean:.........................................139988.8148 points
Standard Deviation:..................31629.8161 points
Average Points/Day To Win:....4666.293827 points per day
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Durem Reclamation Facility


User Image
The Fish
The common fish for Durem are:
Pebbo (Small):.........User ImageUser ImageUser Image
Biters (Medium):......User ImageUser ImageUser Image
Boldurs (Large):.......User ImageUser ImageUser Image

Each small is worth 22 points, each medium is worth 32 points, and each large is worth 42 points.

User Image = 22 points
User Image = User ImageUser Image = 32 points
User Image = User ImageUser Image = User ImageUser Image = 42 points


The Strategy
Powerfishing
If powerfishing is a bit suboptimal in Gambino and Bass'ken, Durem is where it starts to shine. Pebbo are worth many points, so they are always worth catching. Even with a short cast, what you lose in quality is easily made up with quantity.

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Filtering
Filtering in Durem is tricky. The trash pulls harder than white or brown pebbo, but softer than black pebbo. Furthermore, boldurs can prove tricky for even experienced fishers, and losing a fish after spending half a minute reeling it close to shore puts a serious dent on your score per minute. However, if you are both fast and accurate with your filtering, it is a competitive strategy and can go just as fast as powerfishing.

Recommended Bait + Rods
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The History

Gold Boldur WinnersUser Image
1 2005-01 Alexi_Jameson 663758
1 2005-02 Anjelous 476332
1 2005-03 Over Achiever v2.0 638852
1 2005-04 chaos_butterfly 1011010
1 2005-05 Elendilon 573050
1 2005-06 zickkun 479676
1 2005-07 Makaeru 610000
1 2005-08 Viva La Snuggle 577488
1 2005-09 Alfrog 590300
1 2005-10 skribidig 636334
1 2005-11 catfish2006 818442
1 2005-12 Advanced_One 573812
1 2006-01 Gaidin 522272
1 2006-02 -peach- 426104
1 2006-03 Advanced_One 567224
1 2006-04 IxianMace 700000
1 2006-05 Avada 1050016
1 2006-06 Saint_MacLeodmx 649018
1 2006-08 An-Lorien ???
1 2006-09 Wu Zi Mu 500186
1 2006-10 Tseng_young 550002
1 2006-11 hunter_25 466646
1 2006-12 Holy_Knight57 654328
1 2007-01 The_last_alchemist 1066092
1 2007-02 Wu Zi Mu 288984
1 2007-03 shadow_dreamers 754734
1 2007-04 RileyCat 426640
1 2007-05 Bria_Teragram 793320

Statistics
Record Low:..............................Wu Zi Mu, February 2007, 288984 points
Record High:..............................The_last_alchemist, Janurary 2007, 1066092 points
Median:......................................590300 points
Mean:.........................................632022.963 points
Standard Deviation:..................187959.6684 points
Average Points/Day To Win:....21067.4321 points per day

Silver Biter WinnersUser Image
2 2005-01 Magical Lyrical Nanoha 643350
2 2005-02 Over Achiever 403000
2 2005-03 Sir_Peter 558592
2 2005-04 Elendilon 759206
2 2005-05 zickkun 345946
2 2005-06 lightbulb55555 369916
2 2005-07 Ariela Steadfast 548030
2 2005-08 entivore 517406
2 2005-09 Holy_Knight57 500000
2 2005-10 jimmy2020 549152
2 2005-11 Diana Vanessa 618160
2 2005-12 someyoungguy 346534
2 2006-01 Ramon_LyNx 375100
2 2006-02 chaos_butterfly 362712
2 2006-03 Kazaria 496862
2 2006-04 voxule 383016
2 2006-05 U n d e f i n e d 400266
2 2006-06 [Falling Up] 476272
2 2006-08 Tsuna2 ???
2 2006-09 ben2562 430076
2 2006-10 Blitzd 491290
2 2006-11 Tifflet 415232
2 2006-12 ben2562 514084
2 2007-01 Maduo 333206
2 2007-02 Bloodychain 282974
2 2007-03 Miyu888 676716
2 2007-04 BlueCatastrophe 343030
2 2007-05 tired of liars 694012

Statistics
Record Low:..............................Bloodychain, February 2007, 282974 points
Record High:..............................Elendilon, April 2005, 759206 points
Median:......................................476272 points
Mean:.........................................475338.5185 points points
Standard Deviation:..................125082.0124 points
Average Points/Day To Win:....15844.61728 points per day

Bronze Pebbo WinnersUser Image
3 2005-01 Sapphire Kasserack 390936
4 2005-01 Ty_Tinman 362228
5 2005-01 Child of the Night 361074
6 2005-01 Devils Wraith 360100
7 2005-01 Kariuss 356674
8 2005-01 sunburntkenshin 354400
9 2005-01 fires22 350524
10 2005-01 lightbulb55555 343866
3 2005-02 wicked-angel 375468
4 2005-02 Sir_Peter 326884
5 2005-02 Ben Reilly 317528
6 2005-02 JSU_Angelfox 302344
7 2005-02 Pierre J 299052
8 2005-02 PrincessOfDarkness 289362
9 2005-02 kial trelis 288154
10 2005-02 Tron the Pirate 282076
3 2005-03 liger 496786
4 2005-03 Expresso 401954
5 2005-03 MahaJose 339714
6 2005-03 Nimlock 310590
7 2005-03 Elendilon 306140
8 2005-03 Vanya Cellest 296226
9 2005-03 theoball 294464
10 2005-03 Duo__Maxwell 282646
3 2005-04 Sapphire Kasserack 531924
4 2005-04 Darlaa 334998
5 2005-04 Sir_Peter 244974
6 2005-04 xArgYx 205274
7 2005-04 Hei-Kun 201020
8 2005-04 liger 200406
9 2005-04 Snuggle Bunni 196896
10 2005-04 Gaidin 196668
3 2005-05 s0LoKreep 269198
4 2005-05 Holy_Knight57 268058
5 2005-05 Gifts and Curses 214378
6 2005-05 Venus de Milo 200264
7 2005-05 Alfrog 183656
8 2005-05 Hustler~Strife 172060
9 2005-05 Cronos99 161482
10 2005-05 ZepherFlare 149476
3 2005-06 Frustrated 293742
4 2005-06 maharito ???
5 2005-06 chaos_butterfly 271496
6 2005-06 Gifts And Curses 267220
7 2005-06 xArgYx 266076
8 2005-06 Mradu ???
9 2005-06 DarkHajinMon 190158
10 2005-06 Alto Mare 178766
3 2005-07 nekocrouton 321580
4 2005-07 LoOpEd 297576
5 2005-07 Celestial Wolf 294560
6 2005-07 Loathsome 255358
7 2005-07 DarkMajinMon 251270
8 2005-07 Sivex 244934
9 2005-07 Zanza Sagara 227480
10 2005-07 Phoros 226690
3 2005-08 R3d_Pho3niX 491334
4 2005-08 Parock 448106
5 2005-08 MyNameIsBeaner 362636
6 2005-08 DemonicGod!! 348000
7 2005-08 SinnerChrono 339442
8 2005-08 ArcadiaInferno 325286
9 2005-08 DarkHajinMon 300402
10 2005-08 SinfulDeity 287400
3 2005-09 Fir3_Falc0n 490246
4 2005-09 Khy Lynn 415966
5 2005-09 DarkHajinMon 406350
6 2005-09 Blizzitak382 406226
7 2005-09 PaladinHeart 403344
8 2005-09 Kadashi 402278
9 2005-09 Shadow.Of.Aphrodite 402272
10 2005-09 Gaidin 400000
3 2005-10 R3d_Pho3niX 455482
4 2005-10 Miyu888 413126
5 2005-10 Dekhail 408322
6 2005-10 Blizzitak382 407240
7 2005-10 Elendilon 396410
8 2005-10 Fir3_Falc0n 387142
9 2005-10 anntuggle 385246
10 2005-10 Kazaria ???
3 2005-11 Stran 460822
4 2005-11 Suzine 448108
5 2005-11 Stillborn Universe 336210
6 2005-11 WeiXU 309012
7 2005-11 Ares_Demon 304208
8 2005-11 Dekhail 287312
9 2005-11 Rinicks 256502
10 2005-11 someyoungguy 126720
3 2005-12 Stran 254080
4 2005-12 ~[E.S]~covertsniper 249340
5 2005-12 Engel_Clone 214012
6 2005-12 Killa_LowLife 171552
7 2005-12 DarkHajinMon 140990
8 2005-12 Ariela Steadfast 130332
9 2005-12 masterlicious 128784
10 2005-12 Shil Reborn 115260
3 2006-01 Blasfemica 304970
4 2006-01 Miyu888 275438
5 2006-01 Ariela Steadfast 250410
6 2006-01 -peach- 249576
7 2006-01 Kariuss 246142
8 2006-01 Pararrayos22 222554
9 2006-01 An-Lorien 206986
10 2006-01 One Last Time 204772
3 2006-02 Tsuna2 262426
4 2006-02 kamekawa 255640
5 2006-02 [-DeviL-] 205168
6 2006-02 DJ Trouble 202398
7 2006-02 [ The Collector ] 182152
8 2006-02 Xx.Caramel.xX 180258
9 2006-02 SocialistSquirrel 174506
10 2006-02 Stormstunner 172748
3 2006-03 Avada 475154
4 2006-03 Vendrasil 350006
5 2006-03 Maduo 286910
6 2006-03 Zion` 281310
7 2006-03 [-DeviL-] 276926
8 2006-03 brybry409 276122
9 2006-03 DopplerZero 258486
10 2006-03 Omega Guardian 257906
3 2006-04 Luminious 326904
4 2006-04 Prince_Miroku15 322610
5 2006-04 -peach- 272542
6 2006-04 Hedge Witch 270072
7 2006-04 Kariuss 243642
8 2006-04 Avada 218928
9 2006-04 PrettyDragon 190268
10 2006-04 chaos butterfly 186586
3 2006-05 pvmatador113 329838
4 2006-05 TERminaharitor 270330
5 2006-05 zickkun 267640
6 2006-05 Vendrasil 250432
7 2006-05 Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate 210060
8 2006-05 Kydden 203292
9 2006-05 CockRoACh KYO 199142
10 2006-05 xArgYx 195254
3 2006-06 Zanam Djinn 358512
4 2006-06 Kydden 317148
5 2006-06 moonlit_queen 286234
6 2006-06 leo_x7 242012
7 2006-06 GokuRen 220604
8 2006-06 Lil_Deezy_Gangsta 220206
9 2006-06 [-Soul Breaker-] 216922
10 2006-06 Prince_Miroku15 210656
3 2006-08 Rtk999k-No.1 ???
4 2006-08 SithLord1 ???
5 2006-08 Byakitsu ???
6 2006-08 Cougar_The_Shell_Bullet ???
7 2006-08 SirTooky ???
8 2006-08 Gwengara ???
9 2006-08 A Stalker Near You ???
10 2006-08 Lord-god-kakashi ???
3 2006-09 manorXic 395876
4 2006-09 Strawberry Twinkle 300744
5 2006-09 Shadowed Bluestar Sigma 247654
6 2006-09 SuperMarco 228380
7 2006-09 skylurk 212700
8 2006-09 Valchree 212108
9 2006-09 Lord Baali 191692
10 2006-09 optimusprime723 179460
3 2006-10 Mayamai 457902
4 2006-10 MillionaireMermaid 404488
5 2006-10 erin1216 327302
6 2006-10 ODINS choise 265012
7 2006-10 Gold_Aelita_Sirfalas 257688
8 2006-10 INFINITYim 256616
9 2006-10 joed ???
10 2006-10 Saint_MacLeodmx 252206
3 2006-11 Kykeon 346268
4 2006-11 RPG_guy 335244
5 2006-11 Rockstarrr 316216
6 2006-11 Neowap 313730
7 2006-11 erin1216 313340
8 2006-11 nostalgichero 312412
9 2006-11 Mayamai 308364
10 2006-11 Bria_Teragram 304120
3 2006-12 ihua 506616
4 2006-12 The_last_alchemist 361498
5 2006-12 SirRosiel 351936
6 2006-12 kiko16_dian 328514
7 2006-12 TsuhanMan 311072
8 2006-12 Midnight Rambler 309576
9 2006-12 Tsin Lien 294362
10 2006-12 Moonlight_Guardian 244398
3 2007-01 nunu7 320504
4 2007-01 crazydork6 319732
5 2007-01 JamesElric 319052
6 2007-01 B l a s f e m i c a 311976
7 2007-01 SylverStar 311586
8 2007-01 akironake 295196
9 2007-01 nimhdragon 220602
10 2007-01 AzNhALoMaN 213994
3 2007-02 pinkluvnchick 266586
4 2007-02 Serious Lack Of Disciplin 240676
5 2007-02 Blue_nanobot 235496
6 2007-02 [ - Silent Whisper - ] 215626
7 2007-02 AzNhALoMaN 188018
8 2007-02 DJ Trouble 146086
9 2007-02 lossanderos 133792
10 2007-02 DuremWetMarket 130628
3 2007-03 Bria_Teragram 646568
4 2007-03 dubbleO 346404
5 2007-03 hubbydirty 312122
6 2007-03 CaLiaZnBoi 309394
7 2007-03 Empty zone 304666
8 2007-03 general-tran 304222
9 2007-03 Haru_rave_master 225008
10 2007-03 vanilla dusk 224422
3 2007-04 Mradu 297550
4 2007-04 DolefullyDesire prince 242850
5 2007-04 PizzaPoes 231186
6 2007-04 Queen Zura 219344
7 2007-04 Haru_rave_master 215716
8 2007-04 Bittersweet Affections 203512
9 2007-04 AzNhALoMaN 201794
10 2007-04 vanilla dusk 197652
3 2007-05 hubbydirty 403916
4 2007-05 Lukey -lover 403664
5 2007-05 centurytuna 356620
6 2007-05 j0eybukz 326496
7 2007-05 DaRkTi3fT 301402
8 2007-05 Monstakillahomie 295148
9 2007-05 general-tran 292320
10 2007-05 Anubis301 289354

Statistics
Record Low:..............................Shil Reborn, November 2005, 115260 points
Record High:..............................Bria_Teragram, March 2007, 646568 points
Median:......................................287111 points
Mean:.........................................287639.1509 points
Standard Deviation:..................85968.18197 points

10th Place Bronze Pebbo StatisticsUser Image
Median:......................................212325 points
Mean:.........................................225143.2308 points
Standard Deviation:..................68038.98578 points
Average Points/Day To Win:....7504.774359 points per day
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Junk


User ImageThe Fish
The fish for junk are:
Old Cans...........User Image
Old Boots..........User Image
Big Old Tires.......User Image

Each can is worth 2 points, each boot is worth 4 points, and each tire is worth 6 points.

In any particular fishing area, all junk moves alike. When you hook a piece of junk, which kind you catch is simply luck of the draw. Comparing the relative scores of the different junk is a bit useless, since you have no control over which kind of junk you get.

The Strategy
Powerfishing
Powerfishing is an excellent route to take while fishing for junk. Degraded F bait yield fantastic mountains of junk without taking any effort, and the few fish you catch make for a nice profit to the side. All lakes yield equal amounts of junk while powerfishing, though Durem is often prefered for the value and speed of the fish. However, if you cannot consistently catch the swift moving junk in Durem, you shouldn't feel obliged to go there - one of the great advantages of junk is that you can move between lakes freely, so if you have friends who are also competing, you can drop in on them and still keep junking at a trophy pace.

Recommended Bait + Rods
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Filtering
Filtering for junk, also known as "reverse filtering," is faster and more effective than powerfishing. It is impossible to reverse filter in Bass'ken, where the yellow guppies move the same speed as trash. Reverse filtering can also be difficult in Durem, where trash moves faster than brown or white pebbo, but slower than black pebbo. In Gambino, however, it is extraordinarily easy to tell trash from fish, making it the perfect location for reverse filtering.

Recommended Bait + Rods
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The History
Unfortunately, there are no good, definitive records of the history of junking. Until July 2007, there was no official junk scoreboard. Junkers had to rely on user run scoreboards and various mathematical methods to extract their junk scores from the system. However, due to the incompleteness and the occasional inaccuracy, collecting scores for the history of junking would be like putting my hand on a hot stove; I can, but I don't want to. If some inspired user wants to go through and collect the data, I would welcome the contribution. 3nodding

Gold Tire WinnersUser Image
1 2005-05 Elendilon
1 2005-06 lightbulb55555
1 2005-07 Sir_Peter
1 2005-08 entivore
1 2005-09 Annie Laurie
1 2005-10 Dekhail
1 2005-11 someyoungguy
1 2005-12 someyoungguy
1 2006-01 MastaVern
1 2006-02 chaos butterfly
1 2006-03 Advanced_One
1 2006-04 Zion`
1 2006-05 pvmatador113
1 2006-06 Kydden
1 2006-08 zarks_angel
1 2006-09 flying_buffalo
1 2006-10 MillionaireMermaid
1 2006-11 erin1216
1 2006-12 Xodius Maxx
1 2007-01 Zephyr_Gale
1 2007-02 Burn The Evidence
1 2007-03 Bria_Teragram
1 2007-04 pillsburydeadboy


Silver Boot WinnersUser Image
2 2005-05 zickkun
2 2005-06 Alfrog
2 2005-07 Blatant Obscenity
2 2005-08 Annie Laurie
2 2005-09 [DarkFire]
2 2005-10 Blizzitak382
2 2005-11 Stran
2 2005-12 Advanced_One
2 2006-01 Ramon_LyNx
2 2006-02 Coffee and Cigarettes
2 2006-03 brybry409
2 2006-04 optimusprime723
2 2006-05 Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate
2 2006-06 Zanam Djinn
2 2006-08 [ - Silent Whisper - ]
2 2006-09 chaos butterfly
2 2006-10 Mayamai
2 2006-11 Haru_rave_master
2 2006-12 chocoloco12392
2 2007-01 Cougar_The_Shell_Bullet
2 2007-02 erin1216
2 2007-03 miuku24
2 2007-04 Mayuri-sama


Bronze Can WinnersUser Image
3 2005-05 sOLoKreep
4 2005-05 Holy_Knight57
5 2005-05 Gifts And Curses
6 2005-05 Venus de Milo
7 2005-05 Alfrog
8 2005-05 Hustler~Strife
9 2005-05 Cronos99
10 2005-05 ZephyrFlare
3 2005-06 pvmatador113
4 2005-06 zickkun
5 2005-06 Gaidin
6 2005-06 cutsdarkred
7 2005-06 ply1
8 2005-06 Shanxi
9 2005-06 R3d_Pho3niX
10 2005-06 Chiron Strijder
3 2005-07 Annie Laurie
4 2005-07 Ariela Steadfast
5 2005-07 ignots963
6 2005-07 Celestial Wolf
7 2005-07 Toona Phish
8 2005-07 Phoros
9 2005-07 Magyk
10 2005-07 Parock
3 2005-08 Parock
4 2005-08 SinfulDeity
5 2005-08 Alfrog
6 2005-08 ignots963
7 2005-08 PhattyMcGee
8 2005-08 Blizzitak382
9 2005-08 R3d_Pho3niX
10 2005-08 Crusader_of_Darkness
3 2005-09 PaladinHeart
4 2005-09 Blizzitak382
5 2005-09 Parock
6 2005-09 Gaidin
7 2005-09 Fir3_Falc0n
8 2005-09 gutszi
9 2005-09 Celestial Wolf
10 2005-09 PhattyMcGee
3 2005-10 Elendilon
4 2005-10 MastaVern
5 2005-10 Stran
6 2005-10 skribidig
7 2005-10 Pearlystar
8 2005-10 Crystane
9 2005-10 Miyu888
10 2005-10 Sivex
3 2005-11 Dekhail
4 2005-11 Diana Vanessa
5 2005-11 catfish2006
6 2005-11 Ares_Demon
7 2005-11 Shadow.Of.Aphrodite
8 2005-11 Suzine
9 2005-11 K.a.y
10 2005-11 SHOCKTHEMIXER
3 2005-12 Stran
4 2005-12 Stillborn Universe
5 2005-12 Ares_Demon
6 2005-12 Engel_Clone
7 2005-12 ArlenMagic
8 2005-12 crow12
9 2005-12 Digital Blackbeard
10 2005-12 ~[E.S]~covertsniper
3 2006-01 Gaidin
4 2006-01 Tammara
5 2006-01 Miyu888
6 2006-01 pixie-ttbaby
7 2006-01 shadzar
8 2006-01 Kariuss
9 2006-01 Serious Lack Of Disciplin
10 2006-01 Blasfemica
3 2006-02 DJ Trouble
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Overall


User ImageRequirements
Overall is unique in that you have to meet some basic requirements before you can appear on the rankings. As the month goes on, you might end up in a state where you no longer fufill the requirements, and you will fall off of the rankings, but the only time it really matters is at the end of the month. The game doesn't care if you qualify or not except when it records the final scores, so a wily fisher could wait until the last day or even the last minute before making an appearance. The only advantages of being on the rankings at any time other than the end of the month are publicity and intimidation, since your personal fishing page records your statistics in more detail than the Overall ranking list.

The requirements to be ranked on overall is that 1/4th of your total catches must be fish from Bass'ken, and another 1/4 must be fish from Gambino. Catching trash from Bass'ken or Gambino does not count towards the 1/4 requirement. The remaining 1/2 of your catches may be any fish or junk. Optimally, you want as much of this 1/2 as possible to be filled with the high scoring, high PI fish from Durem, and as little as possible to be filled with low scoring, low PI junk.

Scoring
The score for a lake or junk is easy to calculate - it's simply the total of the scores of all the items you've caught from that particular category. The scoring for Overall is slightly more complex. Your final score is your total Bass'ken, Gambino, Durem, and Junk scores added together and then multiplied by your Performance Index.

The Performance Index, or PI for short, is a measure of the quality of fish you catch. It applies only to Overall, but it plays a huge role in your score, so listen up. PI is calculated by taking the average point value of everything you've caught this month and dividing by 20. This means that any fish worth less than 20 points has less than a 100% PI, and any fish over 20 points is worth more than 100% PI.

To illustrate: a guppy by itself is worth 6 points, so the PI of a fisher who has caught nothing but a single guppy would be 6/20 = 30%.

A fisher who has caught nothing but a trout, which is worth 24 points, would have a PI of 24/20 = 120%

If a fisher had caught exactly one guppy and exactly one trout, the average score between the two fish is 15 (which is 6 points for the guppy plus 24 points for the trout, then divided by 2, the number of fish), yielding a PI of 15/20 = 75%

To demonstrate more fully, consider this bucket:

Calculations
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RAW SCORE = 4 boldurs + 5 biters + 7 pebbo + 2 tires = 494pts
PI = RAW SCORE / (20 * NUMBER FISH) = 137.2%
FINAL SCORE = RAW SCORE * PI = 677pts

The Strategy
There are two main issues to discuss as far as Overall strategy goes.

Filtering
Filtering for Overall is a must. Powerfishing will catch junk, which not only has a low PI and score but also prevents you from catching your full potential in high scoring, high PI Durem fish. Minimizing your junk is the key to success in Overall.

For the more adventurous fisher, it is faster in the long run to also filter out one or two small fish in each area. Though you take a hit to your raw score, the reduction in the number of small fish boosts your PI. To help guide you to select which fish to filter where, you can consult this list:

..............................Yellow Guppy.....Orange Guppy.....Red Guppy
Bass'ken Lake............Easy................Easy..................Moderate

..............................Green Seedkin....Blue Seedkin.......Pink Seedkin
Port of Gambino.........Easy.................Hard.................Hard

..............................White Pebbo......Brown Pebbo......Black Pebbo
Durem Reclamation.....Easy.................Easy................Moderate

Filtering out smalls is relatively easy in Bass'ken. However, filtering out all three smalls is time consuming and generally not worth the effort, so if you filter here you should consider leaving out yellow guppies and orange guppies.

Filtering out smalls in Gambino is a bit trickier. Blue and Pink Seedkin can be mistaken for Warm Trout, and vice versa. However, Green Seedkin are very easy to identify, so they should be the choice fish to filter out.

While it may not feel as worthwhile as the other two lakes, filtering in the Durem Reclamation Facility makes just as much of a difference. Since the junk moves as fast as the fish, it can be difficult to tell what is what if you just came from Bass'ken or Gambino, but give it a bit and you should consider filtering White Pebbo or Brown Pebbo at least.

Lake Order
The first point to mention is that you should try to do all the fishing you'll need in a lake before moving on to a different location. Even the most accomplished fisher slows down a bit when moving between lakes, because they have to re-adapt and recall the patterns of movement for the new lake. You might catch a few trash when you move to Bass'ken or Durem, or you might react a little too slow to catch a tuna or boldur.

Common Orders
"Acceleration:"
Bass'ken -> Gambino -> Durem
Gambino -> Bass'ken -> Durem
This order starts off slow - for the first half of the month, your score is going to be in the dumps because you'll have no Durem fish. However, as you move further on, the rate at which your score increases goes up, and you will often find you had a lot more than expected.

"Ninja:"
Bass'ken -> Durem -> Gambino
Gambino -> Durem -> Bass'ken
Durem -> Bass'ken -> Gambino
Durem -> Gambino -> Bass'ken
By fishing out Durem early, you ensure that you will not appear on the Overall board until very late into the competition. Some people might find this to be a hassle because it will not be quite so easy to compare your progress to your fellow Overall hopefuls. However, on the flip side it is difficult for competition to see exactly where you are, possibly allowing you to take them unaware. If you choose a ninja fishing style, be very careful! If you don't judge the amount of fish and junk you have correctly, you might not be able to qualify by the end of the month. You should give yourself a significant margin of time so that if the fishing servers go down for a day or two near the end of the month you don't end up shut out.

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The History

Gold Overall WinnersUser Image
1 2005-01 Alexi_Jameson 731814*
1 2005-02 Anjelous 880792*
1 2005-03 Chuck E. Cheese 388521
1 2005-04 Elendilon 1151296
1 2005-05 Venus de Milo 337767
1 2005-06 maharito 507161
1 2005-07 Transcendent 323996
1 2005-08 Gaidin 366404
1 2005-09 TiO1-NeoMaha 398274
1 2005-10 Cronos99 435335
1 2005-11 gutszi 107095
1 2005-12 Shil Reborn 253165
1 2006-01 Ariela Steadfast 451124
1 2006-02 Makaeru 255938
1 2006-03 chaos_butterfly 287919
1 2006-04 Silence` 262391
1 2006-05 zickkun 431948
1 2006-06 H o l y V a i l 320386
1 2006-07 ??? ???
1 2006-08 Cougar_The_Shell_Bullet 340350
1 2006-09 Shadow.Of.Aphrodite 282363
1 2006-10 Saint_MacLeodmx 412023
1 2006-11 Bria_Teragram 479849
1 2006-12 DJ Trouble 331972
1 2007-01 DJ Trouble 395993
1 2007-02 Blue_nanobot 375520
1 2007-03 Holy Knight57 177843
1 2007-04 Mradu 505632
1 2007-05 [ - Silent Whisper - ] 275268

Statistics
Record Low:..............................gutszi, November 2005, 107095 points
Record High:..............................Elendilon, April 2005, 1151296 points
Median:......................................370962 points
Mean:.........................................412095.25 points
Standard Deviation:..................210521.841 points

*PI had not been implemented by this time.
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Links and Resources


Fishing Statistics

Trophies
Monthly Fishing Trophy Winners for 2007
Monthly Fishing Trophy Winners for 2006
Monthly Fishing Trophy Winners for 2005

Guides
A Newbies Guide to Fishing
Gaidin's Fishing Guide
Transcendent's Filtering Guide
The Bait Guide
Fayt's Bait Guide

Hangouts
Top Fishers (September 2007)
Top Fishers: The Guild

Fishing Feedback
Where's The Fishy Love?

Misc
Fishy Math


Extended Fishing Stats
While the Gaia Fishing Stats page is very useful, there is a lot of information that you don't see. It takes quite a bit of mental math to calculate your PI, or to see how much you'd have to fish to pass the next person, or to figure out just how many points your competition fished while you slept. In order to lessen the strain on poor fishers, I developed a useful little Greasemonkey script called Extended Fishing Stats, which you can find here.

Current version:....v2.05
Download link:.......http://sigmajargon.googlepages.com/extended_fishing_statsv2.05.user.js

Features:
  • Added four columns to Overall. They are all estimates, except they are exact for first place overall.
    • Junk Estimate: Is an estimate of how many junk you've caught so far this month.
    • Total Score: Is the total of your lake scores and estimated junk score.
    • Performance Index: Is your performance index. You multiply your total score by your performance index to arrive at your final score.
    • Potential Durem Fish: Is the number of fish you can catch in Durem before falling off of the Overall list. Remember that this number is only an estimate!
  • Added a Diff column to each lake that indicates how many points that person would have to fish to gain one rank (to move from 5th to 4th place, etc)
  • The page records the difference in scores each time you refresh, and lists them in parenthesis.
  • Portal-rific! The script knows when people have completed a bucket in the last 20 minutes (even if you haven't been refreshing!) and lists them in blue.
  • There is a new section above Bass'ken in the My Statistics section. It displays aggregate fish, scores, and time spent fishing, as well as your Performance Index and Final Score over your entire fishing career! Yow!
  • Bass'ken, Gambino, and Durem under My Statistics have several new bits of information, including your percentage caught of each fish, your Performance Index in-lake, and the number of slots in buckets you've fished that were either unfilled or filled with junk. Junk has percentage caught of each junk, as well as a note of the Average Value of junk you've caught.
  • There is an unofficial scoreboard on the personal stats page for months where botters swarm! You can view it at anytime by looking at the personal stats page. If you opt-in (an option at the bottom of the unofficial scoreboard) then your stats will be submitted every time you load the personal stats page! The unofficial scoreboard has been disabled in version 2.05, due to it generally not being used and taking up a lot of space. If, at some point, bots begin to swarm again, it's a two keystroke change to add it back in. razz


Note that you need to be using Firefox and the Greasemonkey Firefox extension to use this script!

Bucket Simulator

Want to know how fast somebody filtering junk goes compared to somebody who doesn't? Want to know how many large fish you'll catch on average from casting 90ft with A bait? You can simulate a large number of buckets being fished, using the same mechanics as Fishing and whatever parameters you'd like, and then receive useful statistics on the data.

Link

(Note: I'm not great at cross-browser CSS, so the site looks a little whacky on IE. It's your own fault for not using Firefox or Chrome or Safari or whatnot xp )
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