I was looking at the internet archive's wayback machine to see when the old site was last crawled so I could look up some info in forum responses that aren't present on the new site, and I couldn't resist taking a look back at the earliest version of the site it has a copy of:
Corey and Andy, you've come a long way with an idea that started relatively simple and fun and now must frequently seem like it's taken over your life.
Looks like the last crawl the wayback machine did was in July of 2011, but as far as I can tell, it never saved any posts in the forums.
The 2005 lifelist page for midwestern freshwater species: http://web.archive.org/web/20031229055903/http://www.roughfish.com/
There are versions of the site from 2002-2011. Sometimes photos and subpages are included, sometimes not. The most detailed crawls I've seen so far are from 2003--seems like most photos are preserved, and there are some great ones.
The 2005 species derby rules are entertaining: http://web.archive.org/web/20050308161331/http://www.everyb1t.com:8080/S...
Fishing logs from 2002 or 2003 are cool as they remind me that I've always meant to keep a fishing log and never managed to do it. I like the idea of including what forage was observed, not just what fish were caught. And these don't just have fish info, either. For example, on 8/20/2003, on the Lower St. Croix, Mars rose at 9:45.
I really should be working. I think I'll do that now.