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Lower Wisconsin River

Fishing Reports
Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:00
The bite is picking up nicely over here! Wisconsin's annual spring flood has arrived a little late this year, and the water temps are rising just as quickly as the flow rates. Lots of fish over the...
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Desert Angler

Pack Rod vs. Telescopic Rod

Saltwater Fishing
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 21:46
I thought that I would get some opinions on using a pack rod versus a telescopic rod. A little background: I am going to the Virgin Islands next month and was planning on bringing my fishing gear to...
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A quick April 23 Fishing Report

Fishing Reports
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 20:23
Hey guys!  I'm going to make a point of writing up short reports here more often.  Not worthy of an Expedition Report, but still noteworthy.  Hopefully more of you guys do the same!  Today I headed...
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Susquehanna pictures

General Discussion
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 21:33
Can you guys post whatever pictures from the Susquehanna you may have? It doesn't matter if it's a catfish or a sucker or a bass or just the river itself, but I will use them for a rough waters...
Dutch's picture


Roughfish Decal

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 19:08
I got one of those hobby vinyl cutters and made a Roughfish decal for my phone case, I would like to make a bunch of them to giveaway at the round up if Corey is cool with me using his design.  
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UpperMi roughangler

Suckers Running 2017

Fishing Reports
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 22:09
The Longnose Suckers are running. I've done very well this year catching them on the classic sucker bottom rig with half a crawler. I've also accomplished one of my goals this year by catching a...

MN Lifetime angling license - good deal or no?

General Discussion
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:50
Seriously considering purchasing one, but pretty pricey. I like the convenience of the one-time for life fee payment, and wildlife mngt fund this supports, but don't all annual outdoor license fees...

Thinking of Buying an Arowana

General Discussion
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 23:38
Hey there guys! I'm new here. Actually, I need your help. I am planning to buy an Arowana for my birthday. I can't decide which type to buy. Can you recommend a species of Arowana that is perfect for...
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Courtney Schurhammer

Roughfish Roundup

General Discussion
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 00:26
Hey guys. Been searching for info on the roughfish roundup in rushford mn for a while now but can't find anything anywhere. Help! I know its this weekend but thats it. No idea where it starts, what...
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General Discussion
Mon, 04/17/2017 - 18:12
So me and my kids have been catching a few sunfish and I can't seem to figure out what it is. Really starting to lean towards a hybrid like in this post http://www.roughfish.com/content/hybrid-...
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Chasin' Carp

Fishing Reports
Sat, 04/15/2017 - 21:36
Was out for some "early" season fishing action and was pleased to find a good multispecies bite going including some chunky buglemouths - I forgot how much I enjoy deecent sized carp, they never...
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First fish of th year

Fishing Reports
Sat, 04/15/2017 - 18:43
Hit up my old fishing hole and got this SM Buffalo, saw 2 more caught in that area.
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strange scales

General Discussion
Sat, 04/15/2017 - 09:22
I cought a bunch of carp in the last few days, but this one has all his scales out of order. Is it a different species or is something else going on?
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Spring rode in on a horse...

Fishing Reports
Fri, 04/14/2017 - 20:55
Silver Redhorse are getting in the mood, coconut migration is in full swing. We have arrived... Short session but fast action for Silvers. Males were milting.  Also decent White and a half a Coconut...
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Paul Scott

Looking for Smallmouth Buffalo in Illinois

General Discussion
Thu, 04/13/2017 - 08:15
The spawn is about to start or has started. I am trying to find smallmouth buffalo in a lake near me. I use Eruo-Style fishing, so it needs to be someplace where I can park my car legally, and...
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The stick

General Discussion
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 22:33
Is the stick still available? I go on a camping trip with a couple of family members every year in February. The first year we went, Dad got a 102 degree fever and an awful cold, he slept through...
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Mike B

A year of fishing -- by the numbers

General Discussion
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 22:32
The past year I did something I always wanted to try but was either too lazy or sudsy to execute – I counted and recorded every fish I caught and every day I went fishing. I’m definitely more latter...
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Shortnose Gar question?

General Discussion
Sun, 04/09/2017 - 22:56
FP and I are planning a trip right after Easter to head to southern MN to chase white crappie and shortnose gar.  The crappies I'm not really that worried about, but the question I have is: Does...
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Casey Shanaberger

Ozarks Trip

General Discussion
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 21:46
Hey everyone, gonna be heading down to the Ozarks this summer to hopefully catch some lifers. I'm hoping to at least cross off some sunnies and a shadow/ozark bass. I would also hope to get in on...
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Golden shiner size

General Discussion
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 16:37
I've done a little research and the most commonly stated maximum size for a golden shiner is 12", and I have seen pictures of fish on the internet that appear to be close to that size. I don't know...
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Species profiles

Lifelist Forum
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 22:19
I've been looking at the species profiles in the minnow/carp family, and I see that some of them are kind of short. I'm thinking primarily of goldfish and fallfish, because I know some stuff about...
Tyler W

Spring has Arrived in Minnesota

General Discussion
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 13:32
My day job requires me to travel all over the Twin Cities rivers collecting water samples, temperatures, dissolved oxygen readings, etc, etc. It is a tough job... epecially for a fisherman.  I wanted...
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thought this would be useful,

General Discussion
Mon, 04/03/2017 - 23:12
since most folks here probably use smaller, more moderately priced spinning reels w/ internal bail trips & weaker, lighter alloy gears: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFl3Mm48k6s&feature=...
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2017 Roundup Shirt!

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 22:16
Here's a sneak peek at the 2017 design - like it?  
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White sucker spawn

General Discussion
Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:11
Any thoughts on when the white sucker spawn will be in east central MN? Caught a bunch last week from a spot but gone today?? It was more of a slow run area though with a softer bottom. Been looking...