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This goes back to 2008 or earlier. This display is a way for people to get at the old forum posts from the previous, fireboard-based web forums for roughfish.com. I can't guarantee things are displayed correctly, but they seem to be (mostly) readable. If I get time, I'll do some more database kung-fu to get the old posts attached correctly to the new forums and fix the weird display issues that resulted from data migration. In the meantime, feel free to delve into the strange and sometimes disturbing past of roughfish.com!

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Jason E.

big hogsucker


Fishing Reports
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:19
Got this 18 inch hogsucker a few blocks from my house!  It put up quite the fight too!  I'm not looking my personal best here, but the fish sure was beautiful (in a classic hogsucker kind of a way).
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andy

Lightning Fisher Award!


Contest Discussion
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 17:19
The 1st Annual Lightning Fisher Award for the 2018 June Species Contest goes to member RoughFish. He registered 17 species on the first day! Here's a link to his tally - http://www.roughfish.com/...
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garman

No More Record


General Discussion
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 21:18
  I just found out that my Illinois State Record has been broken.  It stood for almost 20 years.  At least it wasn't beaten by an incidental catch.  Don Lawrence, the new record holder, is a GAR...
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Corey

Contest Rules


Contest Discussion
Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:25
Official Contest Rules Just so everyone is on the same page! Catch and photograph as many species of fish as you can, upload them to the roughfish.com contest page, and win fabulous prizes! You can...
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Vnnie

New Account CAPTCHA


Suggestions and tech Support
Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:00
My dad is trying to make an account, so he can then sign up for the Spring Species Contest, but the CAPTCHA appears to be blank (see photo). He's tried on different devices and I have also tried with...
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andy

Share Your 2018 Roundup Photos!


Gatherings
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:35
I am going to spend next week writing up the official report for this year's event.  To help, I'm asking anybody who has cool photos to share to please create a batch image set here on the website so...
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Corey

Dinosaur Hunter Award


General Discussion
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:49
This award is a lifetime award for anyone who has caught impressive specimens of all the primitive fishes available to the angler: 5 big gars of all 5 species, one bowfin (including a green-finned...
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Casey Shanaberger

Spring is Weird


Fishing Reports
Sun, 05/20/2018 - 22:26
As most midwestern anglers here know, Spring truly was weird. In Iowa, April started off with cold, blustery temperatures. My first fish of April came late afternoon on Easter Sunday.  I believe it...
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andy

New Contest Prizes!


Contest Discussion
Sun, 05/20/2018 - 19:49
June Species Contest - New Prizes! The winner of the custom-made prize rod will once again be awarded to the top finisher. The Kid's Division champion will get a cool trophy, and any angler under age...
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the bearded angler

atlantic whitefish on way to extinction


General Discussion
Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:04
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/atlantic-whitefish-possible-ex... sad really ....
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andy

Roll call!


General Discussion
Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:07
The site is weird and funky right now.  Spring Species Contest is right around the corner, who is ready to lay the SMACKDOWN in June?    
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Gunnar

Awards requirements page?


Suggestions and tech Support
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:05
Am I just having brain issues, or is the page that explained the various awards gone?
andy's picture
andy

Species Derby Winners


Gatherings
Mon, 05/07/2018 - 16:17
Here is a list of past winners of the Root River Roundup Species Derby -      2005 - Leakywaders 2006 - ??? 2007 - JK 2008 - KPE 2009 - Leakywaders 2010 - Eric Kol 2011 - Tyler W...
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andy

2018 Spring Species Contest Registration Begins!


Contest Discussion
Mon, 05/07/2018 - 14:55
  Contest Instructions Buy a button by visiting our Paypal page HERE. Be sure to order your button soon, because the contest starts June first and shipping can take awhile if you're in...
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Dan Morey

The Bowfin Cometh


Fishing Reports
Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:42
It’s been a cold spring in Erie, Pennsylvania. Snow continued to fall through April, pushing the season total to a stupefying 198.5 inches. Then May hit. The thermometer rose above 70. I put my long...
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andy

Website Weirdness


General Discussion
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 23:55
I've gotten a few messages about the barebones look of the website.  This is a temporary condition due to hosting issues and high volume traffic.  We removed the dynamic content from the Home page to...
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andy

2018 Species Contest Shirts


Contest Discussion
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 21:52
The 2018 Spring Species Contest is just 30 days away! To get you pumped up, we are offering this cool t-shirt featuring a simplified version of the button design. This year's artwork was created by...
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andy

The Lost Mike B Expeditions


General Discussion
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 14:53
  Mike B is well-known for his fantastic Expedition Reports.  After Photobucket became stupid and stopped working, Mike put in the time to go back into his reports and update the image links (...
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andy

2017 Roundup Official Write-up!


Gatherings
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 00:39
Check it out.  If you have anything to add, let me know -    http://www.roughfish.com/content/roughfishcom-root-river-roundup-2017    
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RoughFish

Spring vacation sessions


Fishing Reports
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 23:10
Took a vacation over the last week to try and target blue sucker during their spawn at a local dam and based my days on dates Ive seen them recorded spawning here in the past. I chose the week months...
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Eli

Softwater Kickoff 2018


Fishing Reports
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 20:44
Prevyet Tavarishy!   Having not touched a rod since late Feb, I was in need of a good start to spring fishing. Opportunity arose to try for a new species from a new river, so I jumped at the chance....
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Jason E.

multi-species ice action


Fishing Reports
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:11
As winter in Minnesota dragged on, and on, and on, I grew increasingly depressed and frustrated. No open water until late April. No hunting for nightcrawlers, just mountains of snow and ice.  But, in...
Tyler W

It begins!


Fishing Reports
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:04
I got out to a Metro Area stream/ lake yesterday. Water temp coming out of the creek was 44F. That was warm enough to get some bites, and pick up the first fish of the year.    The carp was a...
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fishfunkk

Redeye bass speciation


General Discussion
Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:58
I know most of you are midwesterners on here, but any of you have any opinions on redeye bass taxonomy? I haven't really seen roughfish make any moves in splitting M. coosae up further. I live in the...
Samuel Phelps

Can someone give me tips on catching darters?


Microfishing
Sun, 04/15/2018 - 20:06
Hey eveybody! I am new to micro fishing and i really want to catch a darter. any tips would be helpful.

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