Universal Roughfish.com Forum Access View

This goes back to 2008 or earlier. This display is a way for people to get at the old forum posts from the previous, fireboard-based web forums for roughfish.com. I can't guarantee things are displayed correctly, but they seem to be (mostly) readable. If I get time, I'll do some more database kung-fu to get the old posts attached correctly to the new forums and fix the weird display issues that resulted from data migration. In the meantime, feel free to delve into the strange and sometimes disturbing past of roughfish.com!


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Eric Kol's picture
Eric Kol

100th species entered in contest

General Discussion
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:02
I just uploaded what I believe to be the 100th species entered in the 2018 contest. Grass Pickeral 
andy's picture

2018 non-fish centric photos

Contest Discussion
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:29
To avoid awesome photos being buried, please post your 2018 June contest photo entries for non-fish here.  At the end of June we will vote for the winner!    

Help with Changing Account Settings

Suggestions and tech Support
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:08
Hello all. I have been on the site for a few months but just added fish to my list recently. I have a few questions regarding my login information. Safari auto-filled in my password to my account...
Logperch28's picture

Hogsucker ID...

General Discussion
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:17
I was lucky enough to get my lifer hogsucker today, a real milestone for me! The hogsucker in question was caught in the Roanoke River and the lips look a little funky to me, leading me to believe...
Phil's picture

Dubious Black Buffalo record

General Discussion
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:19
Disheartening to read the account of the valiant battle between man (apparently it was actually two men) and fish as this "angler" reeled in the giant "sucker fish" while bowfishing.   A Muskegon man...
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Using pack bait in minnesota

General Discussion
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:20
Hey I’m from Minnesota and I can’t find anywhere if it is illegal to use a method feeder with pack bait to catch carp can anyone help me, I don’t want to break the law.
Goldenfishberg's picture

Contest Injuries!

General Discussion
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:26
Hey all ya'll crazy roughfishin' maniacs! How many of you have hurt, injured, maimed, cut, sliced, stabbed, poked, pricked, or prodded yourselves this contest? Let's get a list of injuries going,...
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Request for inclusion of Sunshine Bass, M. chrysops × M. saxatilis in Spring Species contest.

Contest Discussion
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:04
My wife (tucunare) and I both caught a couple beautiful Hybrid stripers (a.k.a."Sunshine Bass") on Lake Conroe today. While not naturally occurring fish in our waters (just as Coho and Chinook...
Gunnar's picture

Possible to get the "track" feature back?

Suggestions and tech Support
Sun, 06/10/2018 - 14:36
I used it a lot to find out about replies to topics I'd started or commented on. My kids also like it because they can find out if anyone commented on their lifelist or contest photos. Any chance you...
the pyromaniac's picture
the pyromaniac


Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:40
A few years ago we had a thread about what everybody was listening to, and a lot of you guys were mentioning Trampled by Turtles.  If anybody is in the area in mid-July they're headlining a festival...
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Jason E.

big hogsucker

Fishing Reports
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:19
Got this 18 inch hogsucker a few blocks from my house!  It put up quite the fight too!  I'm not looking my personal best here, but the fish sure was beautiful (in a classic hogsucker kind of a way).
andy's picture

Lightning Fisher Award!

Contest Discussion
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 17:19
The 1st Annual Lightning Fisher Award for the 2018 June Species Contest goes to member RoughFish. He registered 17 species on the first day! Here's a link to his tally - http://www.roughfish.com/...
garman's picture

No More Record

General Discussion
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 21:18
  I just found out that my Illinois State Record has been broken.  It stood for almost 20 years.  At least it wasn't beaten by an incidental catch.  Don Lawrence, the new record holder, is a GAR...
Corey's picture

Contest Rules

Contest Discussion
Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:25
Official Contest Rules Just so everyone is on the same page! Catch and photograph as many species of fish as you can, upload them to the roughfish.com contest page, and win fabulous prizes! You can...
Vnnie's picture

New Account CAPTCHA

Suggestions and tech Support
Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:00
My dad is trying to make an account, so he can then sign up for the Spring Species Contest, but the CAPTCHA appears to be blank (see photo). He's tried on different devices and I have also tried with...
andy's picture

Share Your 2018 Roundup Photos!

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:35
I am going to spend next week writing up the official report for this year's event.  To help, I'm asking anybody who has cool photos to share to please create a batch image set here on the website so...
Corey's picture

Dinosaur Hunter Award

General Discussion
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:49
This award is a lifetime award for anyone who has caught impressive specimens of all the primitive fishes available to the angler: 5 big gars of all 5 species, one bowfin (including a green-finned...
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Casey Shanaberger

Spring is Weird

Fishing Reports
Sun, 05/20/2018 - 22:26
As most midwestern anglers here know, Spring truly was weird. In Iowa, April started off with cold, blustery temperatures. My first fish of April came late afternoon on Easter Sunday.  I believe it...
andy's picture

New Contest Prizes!

Contest Discussion
Sun, 05/20/2018 - 19:49
June Species Contest - New Prizes! The winner of the custom-made prize rod will once again be awarded to the top finisher. The Kid's Division champion will get a cool trophy, and any angler under age...
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the bearded angler

atlantic whitefish on way to extinction

General Discussion
Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:04
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/atlantic-whitefish-possible-ex... sad really ....
andy's picture

Roll call!

General Discussion
Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:07
The site is weird and funky right now.  Spring Species Contest is right around the corner, who is ready to lay the SMACKDOWN in June?    
Gunnar's picture

Awards requirements page?

Suggestions and tech Support
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:05
Am I just having brain issues, or is the page that explained the various awards gone?
andy's picture

Species Derby Winners

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 16:17
Here is a list of past winners of the Root River Roundup Species Derby -      2005 - Leakywaders 2006 - ??? 2007 - JK 2008 - KPE 2009 - Leakywaders 2010 - Eric Kol 2011 - Tyler W...
andy's picture

2018 Spring Species Contest Registration Begins!

Contest Discussion
Mon, 05/07/2018 - 14:55
  Contest Instructions Buy a button by visiting our Paypal page HERE. Be sure to order your button soon, because the contest starts June first and shipping can take awhile if you're in...
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Dan Morey

The Bowfin Cometh

Fishing Reports
Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:42
It’s been a cold spring in Erie, Pennsylvania. Snow continued to fall through April, pushing the season total to a stupefying 198.5 inches. Then May hit. The thermometer rose above 70. I put my long...