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tom

Killin it on the Wisco


Fishing Reports
Mon, 06/12/2017 - 19:08
 So I just put a trolling motor on my canoe yesterday. Figured less time paddling = more time fishing. It paid off big time.  My buddy Dan and I hit it hard, slack water, deep holes, runs, riffles,...
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Logperch28

Pealip?


General Discussion
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 01:51
After a comment from respected roughfisher TonyS and a quick look at a couple of the site's range maps, it appears that I may have made a species identification error. This fish was caught in the...
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Michieldewit

Large bump on head


General Discussion
Thu, 06/08/2017 - 20:04
So I caught this fish the other day, well 2 actually. I think it's a Creek Chub But never seen a fish with that kinda bump before. Anyone able to give me some idea of what I got here or why the big...
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Susquehannock

Regional grand slams


Off-Topic
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 22:48
Over the winter, I was very, very bored and made up a task for myself one afternoon when I really had nothing better to be doing. My idea was the "Pennsylvania slam": a list of species common...
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Birddog

Kayak Rough Fishing


General Discussion
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:16
Good Day fellow Rough Fishermen!    I thought some of you might be interested in my brand new book, "The Ultimate Guide to Kayak Fishing" (Joel Spring, Skyhorse Press, June 2017).    In addition to...
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FP4LifesDad

Redhorse ID question


General Discussion
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:46
Hey gang, sorry to ask such a stupid question, but upon looking at the 2 (greaters) we took pictures of I found out that this stretch has rivers and greaters running together.  I'm 99% positive FP's...
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Jknuth

ID tips Creek Chub vs Hornyhead Chub


General Discussion
Sun, 06/04/2017 - 00:53
Since the Creek chub is newly added contest species I thought it may be helpful to help people distinguish from a creek chub and hornyhead chub. The difference can be subtle sometimes but there are...
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Michieldewit

Need help with another little guy


General Discussion
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 18:30
I need some help again. Cought this little guy and am just having a hard time nailing it down Maybe a creek chub or fathead minnow? They all look so similar  
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Perc30

Darter ID help


General Discussion
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:51
Any ideas on what species of darter this is? It was caught on the st croix river.
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Corey

157 Fish and 41 species on Day 1!


Contest Discussion
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:46
What a kickoff! I wasn't able to get out on day 1 (website is a harsh mistress come June) but I've been watching the fish roll in, and the volume and quality of fish is downright amazing. It's nice...
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andy

Big thanks to contest registrants


Contest Discussion
Wed, 05/31/2017 - 21:07
This year we did the buttons and shirts differently, as many of you know. In years past you had to order your button through Cafe Press - they were expensive and they continually screwed up the...
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Susquehannock

A defense for fishing


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Tue, 05/30/2017 - 22:25
    Sometimes I wonder: why do I fish? Why do I spend so much of my time impaling aquatic vertebrates on sharp pieces of metal, often just to let them swim back away afterwards? Why don't I...
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Corey

Batch Image File Upload


General Discussion
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 13:05
I upgraded the media file subsystem for the website, hoping that might fix the issues some of you are having with uploading multiple files using our drag-and-drop file interface. If you guys could re...
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FP4LifesDad

Return to the Root River & a lamprey?


Fishing Reports
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:59
Hey gang, FP and I took off early Sunday morning and spent the day fishing the N branch of the Root, then moved down and spent the evening and night fishing at Eagle Cliff and most of Monday fishing...
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Susquehannock

Clearfield County, Pennsylvania


Fishing Reports
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:32
I just got back from a family reunion in Clearfield County, and although my catches certainly don't live up to the standard set by shovelnoser, I caught some pretty neat fish. Unfortunately, there...
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andy

No More Contest Buttons, But You Can Still Register


Contest Discussion
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 17:33
We are out of buttons, so registration for the 2017 Species Contest is still open but you will NOT be mailed a button.  You can print out the Contest Image which will be posted on this website at...
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Outdoors4life

Why Is correct ID important?


General Discussion
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 10:07
Roughfish ranks high on the Google listings when searching for specific species. People use our lifelist photos for ID purposes.    A species count does not make one person a better angler. A...
Gecko7

Costa Rica Fish ID Help


General Discussion
Sun, 05/28/2017 - 19:55
Guys, I recently returned from Costa Rica where I had a chance to catch a few cichilds. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find a key to separate the species of Parachromis. I have read Moose's...
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Desert Angler

Fishing Cart


General Discussion
Sun, 05/28/2017 - 14:43
Normally my fishing gear consists of me carrying my rods in one hand with a backpack containing tackle on my back. This has worked well so far as many lakes and rivers in Arizona have rocky...
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Michieldewit

Finally a brown bullhead?


General Discussion
Sun, 05/28/2017 - 08:22
Last week I cought a bullhead and was wondering if it was a brown or yellow. Turned out I was wrong and it was actually a black bullhead :) Now I think I might actually have a Brown Bullhead this...
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Casey Shanaberger

Florida Trip


Saltwater Fishing
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 08:48
Might be taking a trip down to the keys to chase after bonefish, tarpon, and snook. Just wondering if anyone knows of any good guiding services that aren't crazy expensive. Any suggestions or places...
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Jason E.

fall/spring eelpout pattern


Fishing Reports
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:11
Since I live within a few blocks of the Mississippi, I'm able to experiment a bit.  As the years have passed, I've managed to learn a few things about catching eelpout on open water near my house. ...
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Jknuth

Counting scales and caudal peduncle proportion (black redhorse example)


General Discussion
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:05
I wanted to share some tips on how to count lateral line scales and the scales around the caudal peduncle as well as caudal peduncle proportions.  I am just wrapping up a Black redhorse illustration...
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blackbullhead

Subspecies


General Discussion
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:06
My apologies if this has been asked before.... I've been thinking about finally assembling my lifelist and was curious how to handle subspecies. There's a lot of controversy about the biological...
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Mack in N.C.

Bartrams Bass quest over


Fishing Reports
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:58
I am Trying to get all species of black bass.   I got the Shoal Bass a few years back.  Though I dont think the Bartrams has been reconized yet it probaly will be soon.   I set out to get one. I...

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