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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...
Kenman's picture

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...
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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...
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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...
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Redhorse rod

General Discussion
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 17:03
I was going to wait until it was closer to spring to post this, but as with most fish-related things, my brain tends to get stuck on a subject and won’t stop thinking about it.   Anyway, I’d like to...
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Best Knot for heavy mono?

General Discussion
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 08:57
Hey there RF hive mind! Wondering if I can get your input on the best knots to use with heavy mono (40#+). I've had some trouble with knots wanting to slip as well as problems with linking the line...
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Tilapia ID

General Discussion
Sun, 01/20/2019 - 12:53
Hey guys, any Tilapia gurus among us? I'm still trying to figure out this bigger individual... right now I'm leaning towards some sort of hybrid, but if anyone knew more about the genus, help would...

West Canada Trip

General Discussion
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 17:07
Hey Guys! I'm new to Roughfish.com and it feels like I found this place in a great time, because I'm planning a trip to west Canada in June and looking around this forum I get the feeling that this...
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Rough/micro fishing presentation

General Discussion
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:59
The Oklahoma wildlife department puts on an annual wildlife expo to try and garner more interest in the outdoors. Many many booths are set up detailing the myriad things one can do in the outdoors,...
andy's picture

Rough Waters Article - Raccoon River, Iowa

General Discussion
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:17
Casey Shanaberger submitted a great write-up on one of the rivers of Iowa that he knows like the back of his hand.  Check it out!   Raccoon River
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Tyler W

Winter keiryu fishing

General Discussion
Sat, 01/12/2019 - 09:41
I made a tactical error. I have a keiryu pole arriving on Monday. I really should have waited until spring to buy a pole almost 18' long. But what is done is done. Obviously I need to find something...
Casey Shanaberger's picture
Casey Shanaberger

Throwing Fish on the Bank

General Discussion
Sat, 01/05/2019 - 20:45
When I went out fishing i today, I got to my spot and noticed that there was something wrong. There were at least 20 buffalo left to die on the rocks. Most of them were still alive. After the shock...
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lake run Burbot

General Discussion
Mon, 12/24/2018 - 09:14
Anybody planning to make Gooseneck area attempt in the next 3-4 weekends?  I'm going to give it at least one shot but always good to get a few people out there.