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Desert Angler

Koi or Buffalo


General Discussion
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:27
Somebody recenty caught a large koi in a lake near Phoenix. This might not sound like a big deal, but from the video it does not look like a common carp (koi). I think that it looks more like a...
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Susquehannock

Shad identification


Lifelist Forum
Sun, 06/18/2017 - 23:12
Anybody know the key identifiers between American shad and hickory shad? I do have pictures of my fish, but they're pretty useless for identification purposes. However, I can tell you that they...
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the bearded angler

Some Carp Highlights from North of the 49th


Fishing Reports
Sun, 06/18/2017 - 13:35
Pictured below are 3 of the more impressive common carp I have caught so far this season. Each one surpassed 33 inches in length and they each weighed over 30 pounds! An equal highlight was my first...
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Treble Hook

Hello everyone!


General Discussion
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 20:57
I just found this site and boy am I glad I did. Everything about this site is what I've been looking for and until a couple days ago, haven't been able to find. I'm the type of fisherman that loves...
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Lepomis

A New Texas Bassmaster


Fishing Reports
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 00:45
So who cares about ray-banned dudes wearing bumper stickers for shirts and jetting around in fancy boats on artificial lakes, trying hard to catch a fish that's not that difficult to catch? My son,...
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JediMasterSalmo...

Rough Fish Awards - Bigger Than Me


General Discussion
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 01:27
So I recently caught a 7 foot long white sturgeon (one of three over 6 feet long on the trip) fishing on the Columbia River OR. I finally achieved catching a fish bigger than me. I added the fish to...
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Jason E.

June bugs as bait?


General Discussion
Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:51
Anybody ever try using June bugs as bait?  They seem to be out in great abundance here in the upper Midwest this year.  They are clumsy, move slow, and have tough, crunchy bodies.  I'd bet they'd...
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tom

Killin it on the Wisco


Fishing Reports
Mon, 06/12/2017 - 19:08
 So I just put a trolling motor on my canoe yesterday. Figured less time paddling = more time fishing. It paid off big time.  My buddy Dan and I hit it hard, slack water, deep holes, runs, riffles,...
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Logperch28

Pealip?


General Discussion
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 01:51
After a comment from respected roughfisher TonyS and a quick look at a couple of the site's range maps, it appears that I may have made a species identification error. This fish was caught in the...
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Michieldewit

Large bump on head


General Discussion
Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:04
So I caught this fish the other day, well 2 actually. I think it's a Creek Chub But never seen a fish with that kinda bump before. Anyone able to give me some idea of what I got here or why the big...
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Susquehannock

Regional grand slams


Off-Topic
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 22:48
Over the winter, I was very, very bored and made up a task for myself one afternoon when I really had nothing better to be doing. My idea was the "Pennsylvania slam": a list of species common...
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Birddog

Kayak Rough Fishing


General Discussion
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:16
Good Day fellow Rough Fishermen!    I thought some of you might be interested in my brand new book, "The Ultimate Guide to Kayak Fishing" (Joel Spring, Skyhorse Press, June 2017).    In addition to...
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FP4LifesDad

Redhorse ID question


General Discussion
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:46
Hey gang, sorry to ask such a stupid question, but upon looking at the 2 (greaters) we took pictures of I found out that this stretch has rivers and greaters running together.  I'm 99% positive FP's...
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Jknuth

ID tips Creek Chub vs Hornyhead Chub


General Discussion
Sun, 06/04/2017 - 00:53
Since the Creek chub is newly added contest species I thought it may be helpful to help people distinguish from a creek chub and hornyhead chub. The difference can be subtle sometimes but there are...
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Michieldewit

Need help with another little guy


General Discussion
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 18:30
I need some help again. Cought this little guy and am just having a hard time nailing it down Maybe a creek chub or fathead minnow? They all look so similar  
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Perc30

Darter ID help


General Discussion
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:51
Any ideas on what species of darter this is? It was caught on the st croix river.
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Corey

157 Fish and 41 species on Day 1!


Contest Discussion
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:46
What a kickoff! I wasn't able to get out on day 1 (website is a harsh mistress come June) but I've been watching the fish roll in, and the volume and quality of fish is downright amazing. It's nice...
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andy

Big thanks to contest registrants


Contest Discussion
Wed, 05/31/2017 - 21:07
This year we did the buttons and shirts differently, as many of you know. In years past you had to order your button through Cafe Press - they were expensive and they continually screwed up the...
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Susquehannock

A defense for fishing


Off-Topic
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 22:25
    Sometimes I wonder: why do I fish? Why do I spend so much of my time impaling aquatic vertebrates on sharp pieces of metal, often just to let them swim back away afterwards? Why don't I...
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Corey

Batch Image File Upload


General Discussion
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 13:05
I upgraded the media file subsystem for the website, hoping that might fix the issues some of you are having with uploading multiple files using our drag-and-drop file interface. If you guys could re...
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FP4LifesDad

Return to the Root River & a lamprey?


Fishing Reports
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:59
Hey gang, FP and I took off early Sunday morning and spent the day fishing the N branch of the Root, then moved down and spent the evening and night fishing at Eagle Cliff and most of Monday fishing...
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Susquehannock

Clearfield County, Pennsylvania


Fishing Reports
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:32
I just got back from a family reunion in Clearfield County, and although my catches certainly don't live up to the standard set by shovelnoser, I caught some pretty neat fish. Unfortunately, there...
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andy

No More Contest Buttons, But You Can Still Register


Contest Discussion
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 17:33
We are out of buttons, so registration for the 2017 Species Contest is still open but you will NOT be mailed a button.  You can print out the Contest Image which will be posted on this website at...
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Outdoors4life

Why Is correct ID important?


General Discussion
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 10:07
Roughfish ranks high on the Google listings when searching for specific species. People use our lifelist photos for ID purposes.    A species count does not make one person a better angler. A...
Gecko7

Costa Rica Fish ID Help


General Discussion
Sun, 05/28/2017 - 19:55
Guys, I recently returned from Costa Rica where I had a chance to catch a few cichilds. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find a key to separate the species of Parachromis. I have read Moose's...

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