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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=...
andy's picture


2017 Roundup Shirt!

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


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...

White sucker eggs

General Discussion
Sun, 04/02/2017 - 21:04
I have just caught some really nice sucker and I'm planning on smoking them. The thing is they are all female, so I have a lot of eggs. I was going to try to use them for bait, but I'm curious if I...
tom's picture


Frozen shad cutbait?

General Discussion
Wed, 03/29/2017 - 16:09
I've been seeing a lot of half dead shad along the rivebanks where I fish, So I grabbed a couple to freeze for cutbait later in the season. I know fresh is best, but these lil bastids are hard to...
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St. Croix action has begun!

Fishing Reports
Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:38
Last few outings on the Croix have provided some good action for billstrunner and myself! Sturgeon, redhorse and even a couple burbot showing up! Water levels are low and current is light with the...
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the bearded angler

Burbot spawn ball

Fishing Reports
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:06
Just got back from 6 days up north at Cedar Lake targetting Burbot, Northern Pike, whitefish and some different trout. The expidition report will take a bit of time but I just had to wet some taste...
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AFS TAmpa anyone?

General Discussion
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 00:06
I know there's at least a few bios on here. Wondering if anybody is going to Tampa in August. I've submitted an abstract so I'll be there as long as everything goes as planned. Anybody else? It would...
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CA Fish ID

Lifelist Forum
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 19:19
Here are some Central American fishes. Some need identifying and some I'm just double checking my own ID's. Ive posted my thoughts on ID below. There were also some cool little cichlids that we...
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ODD fish colors on the Ottertail river!

General Discussion
Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:36
We fish the OtterTail river quite a bit because it's right by home and the closest one we have that hooks unimpeded into a major system.  Every once in awhile we catch some really odd colored fish,...
andy's picture


Roughfish.com Upgrade - Looking For Input From Our Users

Suggestions and tech Support
Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:06
Corey and I will be upgrading to the newest version of our CMS now that it has been stabilized.  This will improve our mobile-friendliness and hopefully make adding content - images and other content...
tom's picture


south central Wisconsin

Fishing Reports
Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:52
So... after 5 consecutive (and frustrating) skunk sessions, I'm happy to say I got into some white suckers on the Wisconsin River yesterday. IT HAS BEGUN!!   That is all.
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Redhorse in or South of the Twin Cities

General Discussion
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:39
As you can tell by my signature, finding redhorse is a priority for me this year.  I live just south of the Twin Cities.  I can travel (and do go up to the St. Croix when I can), but could put more...
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Pack Bait in MN?

General Discussion
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:33
I searched the forum for this, but couldn't find anything, so I hope I'm not posting a repeat question.  Anyway, I have been watching and reading a lot about carp fishing techniques with the hopes of...
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Susquehanna Redhorse

General Discussion
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 22:11
Has anyone caught a redhorse in the Susquehanna or any of its tributaries? I'm probably going to write a rough waters report on the Susquehanna at some point, and although PA fish and boat claims...
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South St Paul

General Discussion
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 21:26
Howdy all, In planning my antics for 2017, I realized that I will probably be doing a fair amount of fishing in South St Paul (as close to Pigs Eye Lake as possible) because my Belgian buddy lives...
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Roughfish.com on Facebook

General Discussion
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 14:01
FIrst off, I dislike Facebook very much.  Now that I've said that, I wanted to let you guys know that we do have a Facebook group for Roughfish.com - it's called "Roughfish". - https://www.facebook....
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Root River Roundup 2017 Official Pre-Roundup Post!

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 20:32
2017 Roundup will be held May 12-14.  I talked to Eagle Cliff Campground today, and was informed that the far Southern part our camping area got a little eroded by floods last year.  We all know the...
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Early Season Carp Advice

General Discussion
Mon, 03/06/2017 - 14:00
So I am new to the concept of carp fishing.  I hooked a monster last year and after a 10 minute fight, just as I was landing it, it straighted my hook, at which point it hooked me on carp-fishing and...
Jay's picture


Minnow trapping

General Discussion
Fri, 03/03/2017 - 16:54
Anybody got any tips for trapping minnows or possibly even bullhead in MN or just in general?

Good idea or no?

General Discussion
Mon, 02/27/2017 - 21:34
This looks like a great idea for basic aquatic ecology and conservation education, but what species of trout are released and in which watersheds? (report doesn't say). Could this program be adapted...
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E. Subvaria

Burbot-opolous on Poutsville

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 23:00
Friends - PM me if you want the info for the Burbot-opolous on Poutsville this Saturday in Northern Minnesota. It should be a good time and is about 3.5 hours from the Cities.  
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Wisconsin Madison-Milwaukee Roughfishing

General Discussion
Sat, 02/25/2017 - 21:13
  My wife and I are maybe 4-5 years away from retirement.  If all goes according to plan, cold months will be spent down in Texas, but the rest of the year up in Wisconsin.  We're fortunate to be...
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fishing cartoon

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 18:48