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The_Fisher_06's picture

Common v.s. Striped Shiner

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:54
Sorry for being repetitive, I know the last post was about the same thing. I recently caught some shiners that I believe are common shiners, but I want to get a few more people to agree so I feel...

A trip to Naples Florida

General Discussion
Fri, 11/05/2021 - 18:50
I'm going to Naples in April and plan to do a lot of fishing. I will do on day of exotics like chichlids. And maybe try some for some gar. But there doesn't seem to be many rough fish in...
Cpt KirkGarHunter


General Discussion
Sat, 10/30/2021 - 16:38
i realise that these fish are a rather new and under-publisized species and im aware that their range is limited to a small region in TX around HOUSTON and the TRINITY R watershed. has...
Cpt KirkGarHunter

Looking fior bowfin near metro ATLANTA

General Discussion
Sat, 10/30/2021 - 16:29
Northstream25's picture


Lifelist Forum
Fri, 10/29/2021 - 16:17
What are everyone's thoughts on counting subspecies on your life lists? My predicament is I've caught both Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and Landlocked Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar sebago...
Mrfish's picture

just another mystery fish

Saltwater Fishing
Fri, 10/15/2021 - 17:23
does anyone know what this is? caught it at the beach a couple days ago and realized that it wasnt a pompano after i got to the beach house. am thinking either juvenile horse-eye or crevalle jack,...
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Orvis's 20 September Days photo contest

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 12:10
Hey guys, Orvis just announced their finalists for this year's 20 September Days photo contest, and one of my wife's photos made the cut for the second year in a row. Admittedly they did...
Chris_in_Louisiana's picture

ID Help - Small Sunfish

General Discussion
Sat, 08/07/2021 - 12:58
Hey guys, Curious if anyone can help me ID this small sunfish that I caught this morning. I've caught bluegill, redear, redspotted, warmouth & dollar sunfish at this particular site....
Tyler W's picture
Tyler W

Summer Shorties

General Discussion
Fri, 07/23/2021 - 20:20
I have been getting out with Goose Chaser and the small one. Everyone is complaining about the drought... but fishing conditions are really good. Nice big rocky bars and clear water. Kids are racking...


General Discussion
Thu, 07/22/2021 - 09:40
Hello! Amateur angler and student in fisheries, brought here by "Goodbye to 'Rough Fish'" (https://doi.org/10.1002/fsh.10660) I started tryng to fish last year during the...
adludwig's picture


General Discussion
Mon, 07/19/2021 - 19:06
Hello, I wanted to introduce myself, as I have been a longtime lurker on these pages, but finally created an account. First off, I wanted to thank the many people that have provided so much...

Advice on catching bigmouth buffalo

General Discussion
Sun, 07/18/2021 - 13:45
I've been seeing bigmouth buffalo rolling at the surface of local lakes around Madison WI and am interested in targeting them, if it's possible to do so on rod and reel with any consistency...
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the pyromaniac


Saltwater Fishing
Thu, 07/15/2021 - 21:54
Anybody fished the Outer Banks of North Carolina recently? Curious to know what's biting and what techniques are working. Leaving for Hatteras this weekend.
Michieldewit's picture

Common Shiner or Striped Shiner???

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 23:13
What would be the best way to tell them apart, I'm starting to think this is a Striped Shiner. The Ontario record for the Common Shiner is 18cm and this one is 16cm, I highly doubt I got that...
BigPike's picture

Quillback or River Carpsucker

General Discussion
Tue, 06/29/2021 - 21:12
I caught this surprise out of the Missouri River today. I have been able to narrow it down to some type of carpsucker. Sadly it was pretty beat up when it came out of the water. Any help would be...
Michieldewit's picture

Need some help with these 2 shiners

Sun, 06/27/2021 - 07:35
So I finally got back to fishing after about 2 years and got a lot of stuff to relearn. I caught these 2 shiners and have spent hours looking at pictures and still don't feel confident that I...
Wiscodale's picture

Can i still enter specie contest??

General Discussion
Fri, 06/25/2021 - 20:15
Can i still enter specie contest late in the game??? Asking for a friend
Gunnar's picture

Prize for one eel caught in the 2021 contest (American or European)

Contest Discussion
Sat, 06/19/2021 - 16:49
I'm working on a large woodcut print of the eel from this year's button. Because it's June, I'm not getting to spend as much time on it as it requires, but once July rolls around...

Anyone near auburn Alabama?

General Discussion
Fri, 06/18/2021 - 20:21
Looking for someone from or around Auburn Alabama that want to fish for anything other than bass.
TylerM's picture

Mooneye near Minneapolis?

General Discussion
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 09:51
Hey all Does anyone have any spots/tips they want to share for catching mooneye near the twin cities?

Some sort of redhorse or a spotted sucker?

Lifelist Forum
Sat, 06/05/2021 - 16:00
Hello, I recently caught this sucker species in the Pascagoula River in Southern Mississippi and I am having trouble identifying it. Here are a few pics: https://imgur.com/JxPrDCs https://...
Tyler W's picture
Tyler W

Kids Fishing Contest

Contest Discussion
Wed, 06/02/2021 - 16:56
Is there a prize for the kids fishing contest?
Tyler W's picture
Tyler W

2021 BWCA Lake Trout

Fishing Reports
Fri, 05/21/2021 - 15:07
I just got back from my annual spring lake trout fishing trip. This year was one for the record books! We ended the trip with 19 trout. The largest was 28 1/2". The trip was memorable for...
garman's picture

A Strange Burst of Activity

General Discussion
Thu, 04/29/2021 - 21:19
Huh? Fishing crawlers in a local stream, I went 2 hours with nothing at all, then in 30 minutes caught 7 fish of 6 species before activity shut off again. I think it's strange that many...
TaleSpinner's picture

Looking for Bowfin in South-Central MN

General Discussion
Wed, 04/28/2021 - 13:36
I will admit it right off the bat; I know next to nothing about finding bowfin. I grew up in northern WI, and as far as I know, we really didn't have the species up there. Most of the knowledge...