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BradleyR's picture

"Northeast" Range Species List

Suggestions and tech Support
Thu, 09/26/2019 - 20:08
Hey admins, I was going through my list of QC fishes and found a couple more standard-sized fishes that could potentially be added to your list of species in the "northeast" range. Namely: Atlantic...

Conservation question

General Discussion
Wed, 09/25/2019 - 22:02
Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for fielding my question. I live near, and fish in the Crow River in the NW metro. The Crow is infamous for high sediment and agricultural runoff pollution. I'm...

Help with Saltwater Minnow ID

Lifelist Forum
Wed, 09/25/2019 - 19:33
Hello evryone, could you please help me identify these species? They all been caught around New York City: 1. Possibly the striped killifish (Fundulus majalis), also called the striped mummichog (...

Always Fun Redhorse Identification Threads

General Discussion
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:05
Hey all, Concluded our epic eight day annual River journey earlier this month and man was fishing fantastic. Smallmouth up to 21 inches, River Redhorse up to our eyeballs and overall just outstanding...
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Casey Shanaberger

Spillway Smackdown Pt. Deux

Fishing Reports
Sun, 09/08/2019 - 10:11
Just over a month ago, I uploaded a report of me and my friends catching a lot of buffalo at my local spillway. While we're still catching them in pretty solid numbers, a new challenger has begun to...
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Caviar Lake/Albany River Ont

Fishing Reports
Tue, 09/03/2019 - 13:22
Well it's been awhile since I've had anything worthy to post, hope this makes up for it. This is a trip that almost wasn't for a few factors. Over the past few (3-4) years my buddies & I have...
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Mae Khlong Bullseye Snakehead

General Discussion
Wed, 08/28/2019 - 15:03
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Saltwater Fishing
Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:39
How cautious do I need to be about using freshwater gear in salt water? I it a definite  100% no no, or can I just rinse my gear off after a day of fishing? I'd hate to ruin my nicer reels just to...
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Bergall or Tautog?

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 19:40
I went exploring at a beach near my house and saw a family seine netting crabs. In the floating seaweed there were bunch of altantic silversides and northern kingfish. But one caught my eye a dark...
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lesson learned- never go fishing without your camera

General Discussion
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 21:46
Today I loaded up the kayak and headed to my nearby lake.  No serious fishing but I brought my ultralight rod and a few jigs to catch a few bluegill and crappie.  No need for a camera right..... ...
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Casey Shanaberger

Spillway Smackdown

Fishing Reports
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 09:40
Lately I've been putting the hurt on the Bigmouth Buffalo & Co. because the water finally got low enough to do my favorite kind of fishing. I fish at a large spillway where anglers stand on a...

potential Satinfin Shiner

General Discussion
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 22:55
Wanted to get some opinions on this fish, been having tough time getting input on it.   I originally decided to let it go as inconclusive, but I have re-opened the case.  This was caught in Delaware...

Brand new to rough fishing

General Discussion
Mon, 07/29/2019 - 20:19
Hey everyone, Found this site a few years back, but just registered now. I'm brand new to rough fishing, and pretty green at fishing in general. My 4 year old LOVES to fish and had a blast catching...
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Captain Brandt


General Discussion
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:19
anybody know where I can find bowfin in the Chippewa Falls Eauclaire area. Or Douglas county Wi?   Been trying to find them and no luck.   Rumor is they’re in half moon lake in Eauclaire but I haven’...
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The dangers of lead melting (A tale of horror)

General Discussion
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 01:45
Although thrifty and very financially responsible pouring lead to make an angler’s own sinkers pose many dangers to soft organs including but not limited to the eyes, skin, ears, nose, throat and the...
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Some gar & bowfin.

General Discussion
Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:12
I've had a good year gar & bowfin fishing so far.    Here are a few fishing shots, as well as underwater release photos.     As I've mentioned before, I talk quite a bit about dino-fishing in my...
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Mathew Williams

2019 shout-out

Contest Discussion
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 14:16
I'm told it's tradition for the winner to give some shout outs to their homies. I think my trips aren't usually as eventful as the standard Moose trip because I sleep in my truck, I don't take...
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Potomac river

General Discussion
Sun, 07/07/2019 - 18:38
Going to the Potomac river in Washington D.C.. Going for pretty much anything like bass, perch, sunfish, shad, snakeheads, and maybe some carp and catfish. Are the stripers around? Any tips and...
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KIDS 2019 Most Colorful Fish Award!

Contest Discussion
Sun, 07/07/2019 - 16:41
Put your votes here!
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KIDS 2019 Contest Best Overall Fish

Contest Discussion
Sun, 07/07/2019 - 16:40
Put your votes here!
andy's picture

2019 Contest - Longest Fish?

Contest Discussion
Sun, 07/07/2019 - 16:37
Who caught the longest fish this June?  Post if you think you have a contender.
andy's picture

2019 Contest Best Fish Photo Award

Contest Discussion
Sun, 07/07/2019 - 16:36
Vote for your favorite!
andy's picture

2019 Contest Best Non-Fish-Centric Photo

Contest Discussion
Sun, 07/07/2019 - 16:34
Post 'em up here, or vote.
andy's picture

2019 Contest Best Overall Fish Award

Contest Discussion
Sun, 07/07/2019 - 16:33
Vote for what you think is the most impressive catch from June 2019!  Include a photo if possible.  
andy's picture

2019 Missouri Bootheel Bash!

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 00:35
ANNOUNCEMENT! We are having a special gathering in Southeastern Missouri this August 17-18. Everyone is welcome, so clear your calendars! We will have more details about camping soon, but want to get...