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Mack in N.C.'s picture
Mack in N.C.

Good Bowfin action with video

Fishing Reports
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 02:48
I used to target bowfin all the time(we actually call them Blackfish here in NC) by fishing on bottom with cutbait.  I have also caught lots on spinnerbaits, rat l traps and snagless sally's.     I...
GeluNumber1's picture

Day Trips from the Twin Cities

General Discussion
Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:36
Hey everyone. Gonna take one last susbtantial trip before going into my Sophmore year of college. This would be a day trip, heading out from the Twin Cities Metro. I'd love to catch a new species,...
maurer416's picture

Banded Darter Help!

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:54
There are multiple darters that I believe to be banded darters in a local river near me. I have gone after these guys multiple times, and unlike the rainbow darters I catch near me, they want nothing...
Casey Shanaberger's picture
Casey Shanaberger

Sucker Help

General Discussion
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 21:23
Guys. I need some help with some local white suckers. I can't seem to get them on anything. They are sitting stationary in clear water in a local creek, but are occasionally hopping between spots as...

Grunt ID

Saltwater Fishing
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:32
Can anyone tell me what kind of grunt this is? I caught it in North Carolina and it kinda looks like a blue striped grunt but I can't find a picture of one with black bars like that. P
Mini Monki's picture
Mini Monki

Galveston, Tx

General Discussion
Sun, 08/06/2017 - 14:50
Does anyone know any good areas around Galveston?
Outdoors4life's picture

Stillwater Bridge

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 09:29
The new bridge St Croix Crossing is now open making access to WI much quicker for many people. The bridge is massive and quite the experience to cross. I have watched it from my back yard for the...
Michieldewit's picture

Need another confirmation and some help with one

Lifelist Forum
Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:54
Need another confirmation and some help with one. (sorry for the bad pics) Hornyhead Chub (red dot on both sides of head)     Not sure about this one, but he seems to have a much longer pointier...
Matt Miller's picture
Matt Miller

Sonoran & desert suckers

General Discussion
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:31
I'll be in Arizona later this week. Most trip reports on fishing for desert suckers seem to focus on the spring, when it isn't so hot. I am wondering if there is any chance of targeting them at this...
Michieldewit's picture

3 fish to confirm

Lifelist Forum
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 21:09
Caught 3 fish today that I would like confirmed, all are caught on lake erie Channel Catfish   Emerald Shiner   White Perch
Casey Shanaberger's picture
Casey Shanaberger

Dog (or Cat) Days in Central Iowa

Fishing Reports
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 22:47
Been getting a lot of good fish this summer in the central parts of Iowegia, with low waters and congregated fish, things couldn't be going much better. The Creeks This summer has treated the creeks...
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Gabe the Trash ...

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
Mini Monki's picture
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.  
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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. ...
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...
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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...