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Moose439's picture

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...
IsaacsFishingCorner's picture

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...
Jknuth's picture

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...
FP4LifesDad's picture

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,...
JediMasterSalmonSlayer's picture

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...
Jason E.'s picture
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...
tom's picture

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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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...
Michieldewit's picture

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...
Susquehannock's picture

Regional grand slams

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...
Birddog's picture

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...
FP4LifesDad's picture

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...
Jknuth's picture

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...
Michieldewit's picture

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  
Perc30's picture

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.
Corey's picture

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...
andy's picture

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...