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Gabe the Trash Fish Angler's picture
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First upcoming Attempt to catch a Buffalo (bigmouth or smallmouth)

General Discussion
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:13
Hello roughfishermen and roughfisherwomen,   This coming Monday, July 31st, my dad and I are taking our last trip before I head off to college. We have turned our eyes to Nelson Reservoir, a modest...

what kind of fish is this?

General Discussion
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 05:40
Does anyone one know what kind of freshwater fish this is? Caught it near Montreal, Canada.        
Michieldewit's picture

One more for the hybrid experts out here

Lifelist Forum
Thu, 07/27/2017 - 19:02
My son caught these 2 this week, they look like northern sunfish/bluegill to me. 

The Gyeonji Nearctic Rod

General Discussion
Tue, 07/25/2017 - 18:49
Michieldewit's picture

Is this a pumpkinseed or hybrid?

Lifelist Forum
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:42
Ok, I have been wrong so many times now I figured I'll get this one checked by you guys. I think it's just a pumpkinseed but would like some input, Thanks
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Mini Monki


General Discussion
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 13:23
Hi, im from dallas texas and im here because my dad is here. i honestly dont know what else to say here.
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Trophy Chain Pickerel hunt

General Discussion
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 07:09
Ladies and gentlemen I am hoping that some of you may have some information on the whereabouts of some trophy (22"-26") chain pickerel water. I live in Philadelphia and have slowly been weeding...
Birddog's picture

Kayak fishing for longnose gar -- video

General Discussion
Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:41
I thought some of you might like to see this short, three-minute video with several longnose gar landed (and lost!) in the kayak.   Joel https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7u8Ih4f3ntubGhueHd0R1FMeGs
Dutch's picture

Barn Yard Slam award idea

General Discussion
Sat, 07/22/2017 - 20:46
Was out fishing this morning and got a SHEEPhead, CATfish and a redHORSE, when I texted a friend and told him what I caught he asked if I was starting a farm. The Barn Yard Award Cat, Sheep (drum)...
Michieldewit's picture

How to tell if it's a hybrid?

General Discussion
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 17:27
So I thought I caugth a green sunfish and now I have been told it's a hybrid. we caught a few so what do I look for? They where all caught in lake erie. Thanks for the help.  
Lepomis's picture

Paddlefish by hook aand line

General Discussion
Thu, 07/13/2017 - 20:40
Hey all: In reading the blurb about Paddlefish, it appears that it is impossible to catch on hook and line. However, they are occasionally "foul-hooked" in the Trinity River here in East Texas. ...
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2017 Shout Out!!!

Contest Discussion
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 23:55
The June species contest is one of my favorite things of all times. It has pushed me to do things I would have otherwise never done. It has taken me places I never would have gone, and most...

Car Seat Cover?

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 21:19
Guys, can you help me out with this one. I just bought a new car last month. I plan on bringing my 2-year old Labrador with me when I go fishing. Can you suggest me where I can find a high quality...
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Southern Indiana Summer Report

Fishing Reports
Sun, 07/09/2017 - 11:37
The dog days of summer are finally here, and if you can get past the brutal heat and humidity the fishing has been phenomenal. I turn my attention to mostly rivers and creeks in the summer since they...
JK's picture

A Large Largemouth

Fishing Reports
Sat, 07/08/2017 - 19:40
Howdy Cowpokes, Me and my intrepid cousin, KPE, spent hours paddling around the lake catching only two tiny largemouth bass, a pike, and a few bluegills. And then, this brute grabbed my plastic worm...
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Making slinkie rigs

General Discussion
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 01:57
Hey gang I wanted to share how I make my Slinkie rigs. I have had a lot of people ask me how in the past.  So I finally got around to making a video. Hope it makes sense. https://www.youtube.com/...

July 1/le premier de Juillet

General Discussion
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:12
Now that the contest is over, and all participating anglers can relax a bit - a Molsen/Moosehead toast to a very happy Canada Day to all canucks near and far - and to another amazing June species...
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Lamprey ID help

General Discussion
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 23:59
Hey gang, caught (well kind of) this little guy on a white sucker we got on the Root river right at Eagle Cliff, I didn't see it on the fish until we turned around and it was flopping around on the...
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Desert Angler

Koi or Buffalo

General Discussion
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:27
Somebody recenty caught a large koi in a lake near Phoenix. This might not sound like a big deal, but from the video it does not look like a common carp (koi). I think that it looks more like a...
Susquehannock's picture

Shad identification

Lifelist Forum
Sun, 06/18/2017 - 23:12
Anybody know the key identifiers between American shad and hickory shad? I do have pictures of my fish, but they're pretty useless for identification purposes. However, I can tell you that they...
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the bearded angler

Some Carp Highlights from North of the 49th

Fishing Reports
Sun, 06/18/2017 - 13:35
Pictured below are 3 of the more impressive common carp I have caught so far this season. Each one surpassed 33 inches in length and they each weighed over 30 pounds! An equal highlight was my first...
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Treble Hook

Hello everyone!

General Discussion
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 20:57
I just found this site and boy am I glad I did. Everything about this site is what I've been looking for and until a couple days ago, haven't been able to find. I'm the type of fisherman that loves...
Lepomis's picture

A New Texas Bassmaster

Fishing Reports
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 00:45
So who cares about ray-banned dudes wearing bumper stickers for shirts and jetting around in fancy boats on artificial lakes, trying hard to catch a fish that's not that difficult to catch? My son,...
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Rough Fish Awards - Bigger Than Me

General Discussion
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 01:27
So I recently caught a 7 foot long white sturgeon (one of three over 6 feet long on the trip) fishing on the Columbia River OR. I finally achieved catching a fish bigger than me. I added the fish to...
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Jason E.

June bugs as bait?

General Discussion
Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:51
Anybody ever try using June bugs as bait?  They seem to be out in great abundance here in the upper Midwest this year.  They are clumsy, move slow, and have tough, crunchy bodies.  I'd bet they'd...