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Tyler W

2021 BWCA Lake Trout

Fishing Reports
Fri, 05/21/2021 - 15:07
I just got back from my annual spring lake trout fishing trip. This year was one for the record books! We ended the trip with 19 trout. The largest was 28 1/2". The trip was memorable for...
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A Strange Burst of Activity

General Discussion
Thu, 04/29/2021 - 21:19
Huh? Fishing crawlers in a local stream, I went 2 hours with nothing at all, then in 30 minutes caught 7 fish of 6 species before activity shut off again. I think it's strange that many...
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Looking for Bowfin in South-Central MN

General Discussion
Wed, 04/28/2021 - 13:36
I will admit it right off the bat; I know next to nothing about finding bowfin. I grew up in northern WI, and as far as I know, we really didn't have the species up there. Most of the knowledge...
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An Open Apology

General Discussion
Fri, 04/23/2021 - 03:46
Hello Everyone, You may recall I was rather unsavory around two years ago and faced the consequences of my own actions, and paid the price by being booted from here. Today I am here to do my...
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Tyler W

Are the redhorse running?

General Discussion
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 15:46
The weather this year has been crazy and water temps have been all over the place. Still, I thought I would be on to some consistent redhorse action by now. I am getting them one at a time, if at all...
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Tyler W

Minnesota House Bill 1076 to Add Gar to List of Game Fish

General Discussion
Fri, 04/09/2021 - 12:44
Breaking News. Minnesota House Bill 1076 was amended yesterday to add gar to the list of game fish. https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/MIfCUHTBG0unDepTrA_UDg.pdf Text of the amendment...
Muddy Waters

White sucker run

Fishing Reports
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 11:08
Saw a school of colored-up male White Suckers in a riffle of a warmwater creek in SE MN yesterday!
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General Discussion
Sun, 04/04/2021 - 08:39
Any word on the June Contest yet?
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Cannon Falls, MN

General Discussion
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 18:58
Just found out Catfish Jr and I am going to be spending a day in Cannon Falls, MN on April 10th. Anyone have any pointers or fishing experiences to share about the area? Thanks. vanner
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Tyler W


General Discussion
Mon, 03/22/2021 - 13:54
I fished hard this weekend with marginal success, but success all the same. This morning I took water samples on the Mississippi, Rum and Crow rivers and found water temps in the 41F to 43F range,...
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2021 Roundup: May 8-9! ***shirt ordering info added***

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 20:56
It's official, we are having a Root River Roundup this year at Eagle Cliff. Some of us are already talking about a float trip on Friday!
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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...