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TonyS's picture

Spring rode in on a horse...

Fishing Reports
Fri, 04/14/2017 - 20:55
Silver Redhorse are getting in the mood, coconut migration is in full swing. We have arrived... Short session but fast action for Silvers. Males were milting.  Also decent White and a half a Coconut...
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Paul Scott

Looking for Smallmouth Buffalo in Illinois

General Discussion
Thu, 04/13/2017 - 08:15
The spawn is about to start or has started. I am trying to find smallmouth buffalo in a lake near me. I use Eruo-Style fishing, so it needs to be someplace where I can park my car legally, and...
Susquehannock's picture

The stick

General Discussion
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 22:33
Is the stick still available? I go on a camping trip with a couple of family members every year in February. The first year we went, Dad got a 102 degree fever and an awful cold, he slept through...
Mike B's picture
Mike B

A year of fishing -- by the numbers

General Discussion
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 22:32
The past year I did something I always wanted to try but was either too lazy or sudsy to execute – I counted and recorded every fish I caught and every day I went fishing. I’m definitely more latter...
FP4LifesDad's picture

Shortnose Gar question?

General Discussion
Sun, 04/09/2017 - 22:56
FP and I are planning a trip right after Easter to head to southern MN to chase white crappie and shortnose gar.  The crappies I'm not really that worried about, but the question I have is: Does...
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Casey Shanaberger

Ozarks Trip

General Discussion
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 21:46
Hey everyone, gonna be heading down to the Ozarks this summer to hopefully catch some lifers. I'm hoping to at least cross off some sunnies and a shadow/ozark bass. I would also hope to get in on...
Susquehannock's picture

Golden shiner size

General Discussion
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 16:37
I've done a little research and the most commonly stated maximum size for a golden shiner is 12", and I have seen pictures of fish on the internet that appear to be close to that size. I don't know...
Susquehannock's picture

Species profiles

Lifelist Forum
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 22:19
I've been looking at the species profiles in the minnow/carp family, and I see that some of them are kind of short. I'm thinking primarily of goldfish and fallfish, because I know some stuff about...
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...
philaroman's picture

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...
Goldenfishberg's picture

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...
iliketofish's picture

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...
Chad's picture

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...
FP4LifesDad's picture

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.
TaleSpinner's picture

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...
TaleSpinner's picture

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...
Susquehannock's picture

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...
Graceclaw's picture

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...