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Eli's picture

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...
fishfunkk's picture

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?

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.

Iowa Darters near calgary

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:07
Anybody know where i can find Iowa Darters near Calgary, Alberta, Canada? thanks. 
FP4LifesDad's picture

Black Buffalo question????

General Discussion
Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:39
I know bigmouth buffs are really picky and tough to catch, what I've heard from guys/gals that get smallmouth buffs is they aren't nearly as tough.  Smallmouths from what I've been told can be caught...
andy's picture

2018 Roundup Shirts!

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:37
This year's shirt features an immacuate shorthead redhorse created by the ingenious JKnuth.  In the background is a 1961 map of the Roundup area.  Can you spot our campsite?  The shirts will be white...
vanner's picture

White Sturgeon

General Discussion
Fri, 04/06/2018 - 22:54
Pretty neat kayak footage. https://youtu.be/SVWYjVDWKWQ

Soft Plastic Baits

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:50
I'm just starting to experiment with making my own soft plastics and thought it would be neat to make some for microfishing because I haven't seen them available for purchase. Does anyone have...
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Casey Shanaberger

Spring WAS Here

Fishing Reports
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 19:09
If you were to step outside at anytime this past week, you'd likely question what month it is. Is it March? June? January? Truth be told, I don't know either. Just this last week, we swung from the...
Corey's picture

Book Review - Fishes in the Fresh Waters of Florida

General Discussion
Fri, 03/30/2018 - 13:20
Here's my review for the new fish atlas from the University of Florida Press: http://www.roughfish.com/content/book-review-fishes-fresh-waters-florida    


General Discussion
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 08:37
When it comes to ordinary minnows, how far off are they from something like anchovies?  I could catch plenty 3-4 inch silvery minnows in a clean, nearby pond that has an unpolluted stream running...

Sucker fishing

General Discussion
Sun, 03/25/2018 - 19:07
Greetings from a new member.  A friend of mine catches suckers by the washtubful in April coming out of Lake Superior and smokes them.  I expect to go with him and have been looking at pickling and...
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Casey Shanaberger

Water warm enough for Shovelnose?

General Discussion
Sun, 03/25/2018 - 12:37
Ok guys, I'm planning on going after shovelnose sturgeon for my lifelist in an upcoming weekend (within the next 3 weeks) and I want to know if I'm just going to be fruitlessly fishing for them. The...
Corey's picture

Changes to the Redhorse Master Award

General Discussion
Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:53
  Folks - When we set up this award, we only had six species of redhorse caught on the site, and nobody on the site had ever caught all six. Now, six species has become pretty common. I'm...
tom's picture

Spring is here!!

Fishing Reports
Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:30
Some more interesting catches from the past week. Finding most success in skinny water on sunny days.  spunky little smallie quillback or maybe a river carpsucker, still not sure     this guy...
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uconn fishhead

Florida Keys and Everglades (Help with IDs please)

Fishing Reports
Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:08
My wife and I just got back from a week split evenly between the Keys and the Everglades.  As is typical for down there, we caught all kinds of fish.  We got a total of 38 species including 10 lifers...
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Another Idea for a Contest

General Discussion
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 20:14
Has anyone on this site ever thought about having a weekend species scramble.  It could start on a Friday AM and end on Sunday PM during mid to late May or even on a weekend during the June species...

new MO record (pending IGFA record) river redhorse

General Discussion
Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:49
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Late winter action on the Sugar River.

Fishing Reports
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 20:26
I went out  on the Sugar River just south of Madison for a couple of hours after work yesterday. Wasn't expecting to catch anything, just scouting around.  I tried a nice deep pool I discovered last...
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Fishing San Francisco?

General Discussion
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 13:32
Is there anyone who can give me spots for Sacramento perch, pikeminnow and suckers around San Francisco area? I will be on vacation there in August. Thanks guys!
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Solunar Forecasting - Real stuff or crystal ball voodoo

General Discussion
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:48
I've had some pretty good success roughly following solunar charts in the past a few species. Enough so that it's always something that I'm at least aware of when I go fishing as far as what the moon...
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uconn fishhead

Hybrid Sunfish

General Discussion
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:20
Hi, Just a caution that people should look closely at their sunfish before nailing down an ID.  Species in the genus Lepomis readily hybridize.  Often the hybrid is more agressive and larger than is...
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Macrolepidotum or Breviceps

Lifelist Forum
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:51
From what I understand (from Peterson field guide) smallmouth are a subspecies of shorthead redhorse. I have caught several canidates that in the past I thought were all shortheads, but Id like to...