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Rod recommendation

General Discussion
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 11:54
I’m interested in buying a rod to throw smaller jigs (1/4oz) and in-line spinners way out into the river. Does anyone else do this, and if so what rod do you like? I’m leaning towards a 10’+...
andy's picture

June is coming

Contest Discussion
Fri, 04/19/2019 - 20:30
Tyler W

Favorite Hook

General Discussion
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:47
I have been using #8 Gamakatsu circle hooks for years. But recently a nagging doubt has emerged... What if there is a better hook and I just haven't found it yet?    What is everyone's favorite worm...
andy's picture

After work trip - Twin Cities

Fishing Reports
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 21:58
Nice after work outing in the Twin Cities. Fish were biting great and we enjoyed constant action. I caught a few carp, few shorties, a silver and a white.  Lots of nice shortheads.  MJohnson caught a...
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Region Species List Update

Lifelist Forum
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 23:22
Hey guys, I was just checking out the list of fish under the "northeast" region and noticed a couple that seemed out of place and a couple that could potentially be added. In particular, Shortnose...
Tyler W

First Redhorse of Spring

Fishing Reports
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 12:31
The weather last night was perfect and water temperatures were rising. As a bonus, backwater from the Mississippi made my shorthead pool look even more inviting. I think we caught the very begining...
andy's picture

Order Your 2019 Roundup Shirts!

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 20:41
Roundup 2019 shirts are now available for sale! If you'd like to order one, for pickup at the event, just paypal 10 bucks to paypal.me/roughfish and select the friends & family option. If you...
tom's picture

spring action

Fishing Reports
Mon, 04/01/2019 - 19:09
Spring is officially here. Finding some good action on the smaller rivers. 
Beverly riffles

Record Fallfish

General Discussion
Mon, 04/01/2019 - 13:18
From my email updates from the Maryland DNR they state that a new record Fallfish of 2.07 lbs was caught recently in the Upper Patomac river on the Maryland side. They had only recently added the...
andy's picture

Roundup 2018 Writeup

General Discussion
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 11:56
At long last, here you go - http://roughfish.com/content/root-river-roundup-2018   Good times!  Best part about waiting so long to write it is that it's almost Roundup time again already!
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Casey Shanaberger

March Madness

Fishing Reports
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 11:01
Finally managed to key in on fish, even with the water in my local rivers rising 10+ feet in just a few days. Before the flooding from the bomb-cyclone Winter Storm Ulmer, the river was low and...
tom's picture

fishing new england?

General Discussion
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 14:52
So my pops just invited me on little trip to the Northeast this September. We'll be somewhere in Vermont on the shores of Lake Champlain for a few days, then roadtrippin to Gloucestire MA for the...
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Wes Ketchum

Buffalo River Redhorse ID Help!

General Discussion
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:52
I cought this guy in the Buffalo River in Arkansas on a streamer no less. This is the first Redhorse I've ever caught and they all look the same to me so I thought I'd ask the experts for their...
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tips on catching gizzard shad?

General Discussion
Mon, 03/18/2019 - 20:01
im planning on going to a spot in the c-14 canal in the everglades that has gizzard shad and other fish species but i've been wondering how to catch one on hook and line because i've heard they are...
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Microfishing/Roughfishing Lecture

General Discussion
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:58
Hello All, I'm reaching out to you all because I have recently been asked to give a guest lecture on microfishing to the Icthyology class at Virginia Tech. I see this as an opportunity to promote...
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Seth K.

Trouble Adding Profile Image

Suggestions and tech Support
Sun, 03/10/2019 - 22:21
When I select an image to use and press save, it tells me "could not move uploaded image". I made sure the picture is the right size to upload to the site, does anyone know what could be causing that...
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Monster channel cat or decent blue?

General Discussion
Wed, 03/06/2019 - 18:08
Saw this recently on social media of a 47 pound "pending record" catfish from Lake Tawakoni, TX. The post quickly generated a spirited debate as to whether the fish was a channel catfish as claimed...
andy's picture

2019 Root River Roundup!

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 19:41
Check out the teaser here -  Video courtesy of Outdoors4life The 17th annual Roundup will be held May 10-12, and you will need to be there. Last year's event was tremendous, with all kinds of new...

Fishing in the Hudson River

General Discussion
Sun, 03/03/2019 - 13:42
Has anyone have experience fishing the manhattan section of the Hudson river? Any tackle recommendation for fishing there? Planning on targeting micros and unusual species that hang around. I'll most...
tom's picture

Early (or really late) season roughfishing on the Sugar River

Fishing Reports
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 22:22
We had a couple of unseasonably warm days last weekend in Madison, and it got me thinking maybe I can find some open water fish. I delude myself into doing this a few times each winter. While hopes...
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New Orleans / Saltwater fishing?

Saltwater Fishing
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:23
So I'm looking to do a trip to New Orleans end of May-ish.  I'm definitely going to poke around a little for Blue Cats and Flier in the freshwater. Potentially Rio Grande Cichlid and Blacktail...
Tyler W

Olympic Peninsula Trip

General Discussion
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:09
My wife and I are considering a vacation to Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula, not far from Olympic National Park. I have started researching fishing spots in the area, but I have not found the...
andy's picture

Petition to protect alligator gar from nighttime bowfishing

General Discussion
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:58
Please take a minute and look at this petition.  Sign if you'd like to.   https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stand-with-texas-to-protect-the-alli...    
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uconn fishhead

Those Muddied Florida Peacock Bass!

General Discussion
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:53
I decided to investigate the controversy around fishfunkk’s Peacock Bass (pictured below) - i.e. whether it is a Butterfly Peacock (Cichla ocellaris) or a Popoca Peacock (C. monoculus) –  so I...
Beverly riffles

Longnose Gar

General Discussion
Mon, 01/28/2019 - 08:12
I subscribe to several DNR news feeds. Today I got a notice of a new record longnose gar in Maryland. 17lbs 9 oz. That’s a pretty good one.  We’re pretty cold here in Iowa. Time to paint some jigs...