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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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andy's picture

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...
the bearded angler's picture
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 ....
andy's picture

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?    
Gunnar's picture

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

Species Derby Winners

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 2012 - Eric Kol 2013...
andy's picture

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...
andy's picture

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...
andy's picture

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...
andy's picture

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 (...
andy's picture

2017 Roundup Official Write-up!

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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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...
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...
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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. 
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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...
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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...