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Eric Kol

new Species request, Bartram's and Altamaha bass

Lifelist Forum
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:12
I'm not sure what the official status is on these two redeye bass. Is the scientific community ready to have these be official yet?
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Eric Kol

new species request, Texas Logperch

Lifelist Forum
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:10
Hey all, can we please add the Texas logperch, Percina carbonaria?

Interesting research

General Discussion
Tue, 02/16/2021 - 10:43
Apologies for the dense text - can't get the spacing right - please edit this post for better viewing. If anyone's interested, the University of Michigan & Michigan DNR are...

Southern or Gulf kingfish?

Lifelist Forum
Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:36
http://imgur.com/gallery/XoxRA3m Let me know what you think! I'm leaning towards southern kingish since neither the dorsal or caudal fins have a dark tip.
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Dates and pictures in lifelists

Lifelist Forum
Mon, 01/04/2021 - 13:35
Is it preferable to have the date match the picture I use for a species in my lifelist or should the date be when the fish was first caught? Some of my earlier species were caught when I didn't...
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General Discussion
Tue, 12/29/2020 - 12:56
Planning to head out for pout on saturday the 2nd, if anybody else is as well give me a shout
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It was, in retrospect, an unwise challenge....

General Discussion
Tue, 12/29/2020 - 08:17
I fished a bit when I was younger. My son fishes a lot and my grandson quite a bit. Somehow the question of species count came up. Being fair I left off things I'd caught in Alaska and...

pictures in posts

General Discussion
Fri, 12/18/2020 - 04:53
I wish there were pictures allowed in posts rather than links. A large number of my posts on many forums usually show photo examples which are appreciated while reading the post.
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My First Carp on the Fly

Fishing Reports
Tue, 12/15/2020 - 10:06
Hey guys, Not sure how many fly fishers frequent this forum, but I thought I'd share a link to a blog post I put together about my first attempt at targeting common carp on the fly. I have...

Please Help ID this Lamprey

General Discussion
Tue, 12/08/2020 - 19:40
Caught a fish with this lamprey on it. Does anyone know what species of lamprey is this? Edit: Caught in Wisconsin River, Northern Wisconsin.

ID HELP: New species from the Upper Mississippi River

General Discussion
Mon, 10/26/2020 - 11:20
Caught a new species in the Upper Mississippi River, Pool 14, Iowa / Illinois. https://www.roughfish.com/sites/default/files/20201024170109.jpg https://www.roughfish.com/sites/default/files/...
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Peeling Line

New species request - pygmy whitefish

Lifelist Forum
Sat, 10/24/2020 - 15:25
I caught what some thought was a mountain whitefish. I am told my mountain whitefish is actually a pygmy whitefish because it only has 6 rows of scales above the lateral line mountain whitefish have...
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Tyler W

MeatEater fishing show about Big Mouth Buffalo

General Discussion
Tue, 10/13/2020 - 14:29
The MeatEater has a fishing spin off called Das Boat. Sunday they released an episode specifically about Big Mouth Buffalo in Minnesota. They specifically address the research done by Alec Lackman...
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Banded Killifish or Mummichog?

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 09:33
Banded Killifish or Mummichog? The fish in question: https://roughfish.com/content/unknown-killfish <!--break--> Hi all. I am taking my first foray into microfishing, and I have almost...
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Prickly Sculpin - Micro or Standard?

Lifelist Forum
Tue, 09/01/2020 - 18:52
I was wondering if the Prickly Sculpin should be upgraded to standard sized species? I've seen photos of huge individuals posted online and fishbase and wiki both say they can reach up to 30cm!
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Trout ID

General Discussion
Sun, 08/16/2020 - 21:16
Howdy Yall! Recently finished a fishing trip to Colorado with some buddies. Friend of mine caught this trout on a spinner at Lake Estes, Colorado. Having a hard time identifying. He thinks its a...
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The 2020 RUSFC: a look back

General Discussion
Tue, 08/11/2020 - 12:23
Now all that the entries have been made, and the final totals tallied, here's my take on this year's contest... 1. The Name Change - KUDOS! Finally, this Texas angler doesn't have to...
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Thank you for a great time!

Contest Discussion
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 21:03
Thank you Corey and Andy for devoting all the time and effort to provide a venue and opportunity for such a great rough fishing experience in spite of all that is going on this spring and summer....
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Bass ID

General Discussion
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 11:20
I'm likely overthinking this, but I was hoping you guys can confirm the fish in the photo below is a largemouth. It appears to be a largemouth to me, but was caught in a small, sandy stream...
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Mack in N.C.

Citation Bullhead Brown Bullheads??

General Discussion
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 16:41
are these Brown Bullheads? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJcHaPZ-iI&t=21s if link doesnt work just go to my YT channel. Mack's Extreme River Fishing and let me know what you...
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Cocokitty Fishing

Need ID on shiner

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 23:15
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54091944 Someone said it could be a steelcolor shiner but I want more confirmation.
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Improvised Lure Clarification

Contest Discussion
Mon, 07/20/2020 - 14:49
Hey guys, Just wanted to check and see if these will be deemed acceptable for the "improvised lure" contest. They are flies, but no vise, bobbin or other instrument (other than a pair...
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Password doesn't work

Suggestions and tech Support
Sun, 07/05/2020 - 13:32
So I am quite new to rough fish and wanted to join this website to display my life list here but also to have fun in the competitions that are held on the platform. In general, I'm here to have...
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Can you Roughfishermen Help me with a video fishing series?

General Discussion
Wed, 07/01/2020 - 21:12
So, I'm the annoying guy that makes lots of YouTube fishing videos and posts them here and on the Roughfish Facebook page. Sorry if you don't like them. I'm only sharing the...
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Default Challenge Reminder

Contest Discussion
Sun, 06/28/2020 - 19:59
Just a friendly reminder that the Default Challenge is only to be used when that week's challenge is not possible for you. For example, if your state or province didn't allow catching...