# Fish Or Fishes?

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A: What are you doing tomorrow?

B1: Oh, I am going to go to the lake and catch some fish.
B2: Oh, I am going to go to the lake and catch some fishes.
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Fish. Save fishes for an ichthyological discussion.
WwwdotcomA: What are you doing tomorrow?

B1: Oh, I am going to go to the lake and catch some fish.
B2: Oh, I am going to go to the lake and catch some fishes.
• Please give me some fish, around 4 lbs. fish = the flesh of a fish
• Please give me two fish, around 4 lbs, if possible. fish = one or more whole fish

• To explain: modern plural of fish is not fishes but again fish

Please give me two fish(es), around 4 lbs, if possible.

So in your cases if you want to eat that fish some fish is possible, if you want to count them some fish(es) is possible some = a specific several = those you are going to catch

With all this explained, today you can only say

Oh, I am going to go to the lake and catch some fish.

either you thought to eat the meat of fish soon or to count how many of them you caught. If you say fishes, it is probably acceptable in a jocular manner today.
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WwwdotcomA: What are you doing tomorrow?

B1: Oh, I am going to go to the lake and catch some fish.
B2: Oh, I am going to go to the lake and catch some fishes.
BTW, though it is not incorrect, people tend to avoid a solo construction (you, he, she, it, we, they) I am going to go to in case when I am going to is sufficient. Your case would be among such, but look

Oh, I am going to the lake [and] catching some fish.

even if we include the preceding question What are you doing tomorrow?

What are you do(ing) = I am go(ing) to the lake

Only this question What are you going to do tomorrow? would, perhaps, require the full form I am going to go to...

However, I am going to go to is probably not good to omit when you have constructions like

When I have a day off from work, I am going to go to the lake and catch some fish.

This is just a lesser comment. Nothing relevant for what you were asking.
I don't know what you mean by "solo construction".

I think that in a conversation where PERSON B is telling PERSON A about some planned event already understood by PERSON A previously, "go to" helps to reinforce this awareness:

A) What are you doing tomorrow?
B) Don't you remember? I am going to go to _________. (To me this comes off more as "I have been planning__")
A) Yea, that's right.

"I am going to" seems to be used more when it is already understood between both A and B:

A) Are you still going to the concert tomorrow?
B) Yea, I am still going (even that, I don't see a problem with "Yea, I am still going to go", it's just longer and probably not used as often). John can't go, so there's an extra ticket. Do you want to come?
A) Don't you remember? I am going to go to that seminar.
B) Yea, that's right.
WwwdotcomI don't know what you mean by "solo construction".
When I have a day off from work, I am going to go to the lake and catch some fish.

is not a solo construction becasue you have When I have a day off... before

Solo means, for example, that all you want to say is

I am going to London. but you say I am going to go to London

But, for example

I am not going to stay at home, I am going to go to London is fine.

And I said people tend, so there is nothing requisite there. All your points are fine.
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I am sorry, I am not understanding you. I still don't know what "solo construction" means.

"becasue you have When I have a day off... before" - I don't have the foggiest idea what that means.

WHEN = not "solo construction"? Where do you get this labeling from?

"Solo means, for example, that all you want to say is"

SOLO = all you want to stay (still confused)

Sorry, I don't understand.
In general use of British English, 'fish' is the plural:

There are lots of good fish in the sea.
This tank is full of fish.

In any more technical use, 'fishes' applies to show we are talking about different kinds of fish.