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TonyS's picture

New Orleans / Saltwater fishing?

Saltwater Fishing
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:23
So I'm looking to do a trip to New Orleans end of May-ish.  I'm definitely going to poke around a little for Blue Cats and Flier in the freshwater. Potentially Rio Grande Cichlid and Blacktail...
Tyler W

Olympic Peninsula Trip

General Discussion
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:09
My wife and I are considering a vacation to Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula, not far from Olympic National Park. I have started researching fishing spots in the area, but I have not found the...
andy's picture

Petition to protect alligator gar from nighttime bowfishing

General Discussion
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:58
Please take a minute and look at this petition.  Sign if you'd like to.   https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stand-with-texas-to-protect-the-alli...    
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uconn fishhead

Those Muddied Florida Peacock Bass!

General Discussion
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:53
I decided to investigate the controversy around fishfunkk’s Peacock Bass (pictured below) - i.e. whether it is a Butterfly Peacock (Cichla ocellaris) or a Popoca Peacock (C. monoculus) –  so I...
Beverly riffles

Longnose Gar

General Discussion
Mon, 01/28/2019 - 08:12
I subscribe to several DNR news feeds. Today I got a notice of a new record longnose gar in Maryland. 17lbs 9 oz. That’s a pretty good one.  We’re pretty cold here in Iowa. Time to paint some jigs...
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Redhorse rod

General Discussion
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 17:03
I was going to wait until it was closer to spring to post this, but as with most fish-related things, my brain tends to get stuck on a subject and won’t stop thinking about it.   Anyway, I’d like to...
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Best Knot for heavy mono?

General Discussion
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 08:57
Hey there RF hive mind! Wondering if I can get your input on the best knots to use with heavy mono (40#+). I've had some trouble with knots wanting to slip as well as problems with linking the line...
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Tilapia ID

General Discussion
Sun, 01/20/2019 - 12:53
Hey guys, any Tilapia gurus among us? I'm still trying to figure out this bigger individual... right now I'm leaning towards some sort of hybrid, but if anyone knew more about the genus, help would...

West Canada Trip

General Discussion
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 17:07
Hey Guys! I'm new to Roughfish.com and it feels like I found this place in a great time, because I'm planning a trip to west Canada in June and looking around this forum I get the feeling that this...
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Rough/micro fishing presentation

General Discussion
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:59
The Oklahoma wildlife department puts on an annual wildlife expo to try and garner more interest in the outdoors. Many many booths are set up detailing the myriad things one can do in the outdoors,...
andy's picture

Rough Waters Article - Raccoon River, Iowa

General Discussion
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:17
Casey Shanaberger submitted a great write-up on one of the rivers of Iowa that he knows like the back of his hand.  Check it out!   Raccoon River
Tyler W

Winter keiryu fishing

General Discussion
Sat, 01/12/2019 - 09:41
I made a tactical error. I have a keiryu pole arriving on Monday. I really should have waited until spring to buy a pole almost 18' long. But what is done is done. Obviously I need to find something...
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Casey Shanaberger

Throwing Fish on the Bank

General Discussion
Sat, 01/05/2019 - 20:45
When I went out fishing i today, I got to my spot and noticed that there was something wrong. There were at least 20 buffalo left to die on the rocks. Most of them were still alive. After the shock...
TonyS's picture

lake run Burbot

General Discussion
Mon, 12/24/2018 - 09:14
Anybody planning to make Gooseneck area attempt in the next 3-4 weekends?  I'm going to give it at least one shot but always good to get a few people out there. 
andy's picture

Great Catches 2018!

General Discussion
Sun, 12/16/2018 - 12:39
Let's see all of your favorite catches from the past year.  Add a story about them too!  At the end of the month we will put together some kind of Front Page highlight with everybody's photos so that...

Should cephalopods count towards a lifelist?

Lifelist Forum
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:40
Would catching a Cephalopod on rod and reel count towards a species on a lifelist? What's your opinion on this?  
uconn fishhead's picture
uconn fishhead

Gag or Black Grouper?

Saltwater Fishing
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 06:29
Hi,      I decided to do a little policing of my own fish ID's. So, now I've confused myself about how much variation in color and pattern to expect between a Gag and Black Grouper.  I'm almost 100%...

Grass Pickerel

General Discussion
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:16
Hello, I am new to this forum. I am in the Chicago, IL area. Do any of you know where I could catch a Grass Pickerel in the Northern IL area? I would really appreciate it and I really want to catch...

carp fishing south texas

General Discussion
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:41
anyone south of san antonio carp fish ?? i
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Missouri Late Fall Species Trip

General Discussion
Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:53
I’m heading to Joplin Missouri for this Thanksgiving break, mostly to enjoy some time with family but also to do a little deer hunting and if possible, do some multi species fishing. Missouri is a...
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Matt Miller

Another New Book

General Discussion
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 21:25
Hi everyone, My first book, Fishing Through the Apocalypse, will be published by Lyons Press in March. You can preorder it on Amazon now. It is no exaggeration to say this book would not have been...
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New Book...

General Discussion
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:27
I thought I'd pass along the release of my new book, Strong is the Current. It's about dealing with the aftermath of losing my 23 year-old daughter to brain cancer in 2016 and how I used fishing as...
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uconn fishhead

Identifying 3 Common Inshore, Similar-Looking Snappers: Mangrove vs. Schoolmaster vs. Dog Snapper

General Discussion
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:30
Identifying 3 Common Inshore, Similar-Looking Snappers:  Mangrove vs. Schoolmaster vs. Dog Snapper      I studied the traits of each of these species at length to figure out which characteristics...
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uconn fishhead

Opinions on Calling Out Misidentifications

General Discussion
Thu, 11/08/2018 - 08:22
Hey Everyone,      Having been a member for only a little under a year, I am still obviously still a rookie here.  I have been more and more browsing through the voluminous lifelists to bone up on my...
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Jack help

General Discussion
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:32
Can anyone tell me what type of jack this is i caught in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Juvenile jack crevalle? Yellow jack? Im thrown off due to the lack of the spot on the dorsal fin and operculum but...