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Fishing for a Brown Bullhead

General Discussion
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:29
Hi, I am looking for people who could answer some questions (posted below) about the fish species- Brown Bullhead. I am currently writing a paper on them for a fishing class and I need to interview...

Catching Cheek Chubs

General Discussion
Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:35
Hello! I am writing a paper on Creek Chubs for a fishing class. For part of the paper I need to interview people who have caught a Creek Chub. The information you provide will be included in the...

Carp Through The Ice

General Discussion
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:09
Just wandering if anyone has tried catching Carp through the ice???
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Matt Miller

Bait for Traveling Angler

General Discussion
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:54
I travel quite a bit for work and usually bring a fishing rod or two to fish during my down time. Sometimes I'll have an extra day or two. But others I am kind of stuck at a hotel or conference...
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Casey Shanaberger

Fall in Iowegia

Fishing Reports
Tue, 10/31/2017 - 19:34
It's been a relatively normal fall this year and the fish are behaving accordingly. Oddly enough, we seemed to have skipped November and plunged straight from the 70s to the 30s without much warning...
norm m

river ice spotters neede in northern illionis

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 18:23
he National Weather Service office in Romeoville is looking for volunteers to be river ice spotters on the Kankakee , Fox , Du Page , Des Plaines , Rock and Pecatonica Rivers. Spotters on other...
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Ohio Chrismas Trip

General Discussion
Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:41
Hey guys. My family and I will be spending a little over a week around Christmas/New Years in north-central Ohio with my wife's family. I'm wondering if there's anybody on here nearby that would like...
norm m


General Discussion
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 22:27
Hello from Illinois   I just found this site , it looks like a great way to learn more about catching fish that are native species for the most part and less than mainstream in the eyes of many .   I...
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MN Salmon fishing

General Discussion
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:29
Looking for input from the masters on RF about MN salmon fishing.  Some of you know that I started my son FP4Life a scrapbook a few years back with a goal of trying to catch and document every...
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Quillback question

General Discussion
Sun, 10/01/2017 - 15:04
I have found some info on quillback location nearby but only a picture of them and the creeks name. There is one low head dam on said creek. Should I be searching below this dam or above it (...
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Quillback help

General Discussion
Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:18
I recently found that there are a bunch of quillback in a local body of water. I've been getting  a few bites, but missing. I'm thinking a single Corn kernel bottom rigged with a two pound leader and...
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"Bigger Than Me" award for RL White

General Discussion
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:23
Congrats - you can see the award HERE. Award icon links to the fish.
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Photobucket Fix

Suggestions and tech Support
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:57
"In the cases where former/current PhotoBucket users haven't deleted all their albums. Chrome and Firefox now have an extension, Photobucket Embed Fix,  that will display 3rd party hosted images....
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Headed to Ontario

General Discussion
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 20:36
I'm going to be in Kitchener, Ontario the first week of October and was wondering if anyone had any good spots they'd be willing to share. Perhaps this is too late in the year for many warm-water...
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Casey Shanaberger

Bowfin Spots?

General Discussion
Mon, 08/28/2017 - 20:35
Gonna be in Davenport IA on the weekend of September 9-10. I wanted to attempt to cross the bowfin off my list, but I have no clue where to start looking. I'm only going to be fishing the Iowa side,...

Invasives & aquaculture controversy?

General Discussion
Sun, 08/27/2017 - 14:00
Just read an AP article (sorry - unable to post a link) about a "fish spill" off Cypress Island in the straight (near south end of Vancouver Isl.). About 200K farmed Atlantic salmon ready for...
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Mack in N.C.

Eclispe Angling was HOT! JusT I was not

General Discussion
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:50
Peak of the Eclispe here in my part of NC was 244 pm.  I left work at 2 made it home grabbed some gear and headed to Jordan Lake to see the Eclispe.   Pretty cool but what I saw here was only 94...

Eclipse angling

General Discussion
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 13:43
Anybody out fishing/make any notable catches during the eclipse today - especially folks in the totality zones?
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Mack in N.C.

Good Bowfin action with video

Fishing Reports
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 02:48
I used to target bowfin all the time(we actually call them Blackfish here in NC) by fishing on bottom with cutbait.  I have also caught lots on spinnerbaits, rat l traps and snagless sally's.     I...
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Accidental Drum...

Should Northern Sunfish maybe be considered a Micro?

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:27
First off not entirely sure this is in the right forum but I think this is the best fit. Before today I had assumed that Northern Sunfish got as large longears (24 cm per fishbase) and I just hadn't...
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Day Trips from the Twin Cities

General Discussion
Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:36
Hey everyone. Gonna take one last susbtantial trip before going into my Sophmore year of college. This would be a day trip, heading out from the Twin Cities Metro. I'd love to catch a new species,...
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Banded Darter Help!

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:54
There are multiple darters that I believe to be banded darters in a local river near me. I have gone after these guys multiple times, and unlike the rainbow darters I catch near me, they want nothing...
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Casey Shanaberger

Sucker Help

General Discussion
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 21:23
Guys. I need some help with some local white suckers. I can't seem to get them on anything. They are sitting stationary in clear water in a local creek, but are occasionally hopping between spots as...

Grunt ID

Saltwater Fishing
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:32
Can anyone tell me what kind of grunt this is? I caught it in North Carolina and it kinda looks like a blue striped grunt but I can't find a picture of one with black bars like that. P
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Mini Monki

Galveston, Tx

General Discussion
Sun, 08/06/2017 - 14:50
Does anyone know any good areas around Galveston?