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FishNerd's picture

Central Wisconsin Burbot

General Discussion
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:22
Underpants52 and I are looking for a destination that holds a good pout population. It is a species that I have been obsessed with for awhile, but have never really been able to target, having been...
andy's picture

Redhorse Master Award For Eric Kol!

Lifelist Forum
Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:18
He actually caught his 6th (and 7th) redhorse species over the Summer.  Click the image to see his impresive list of redhorse species...  
andy's picture

New Trootmeister Award - Doc Esox

General Discussion
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 23:38
Cool to see all the new lifelist additions come in from everybody!  Doc Esox has been adding a lot of excellent salmonids. and by catching over 12 salmonid species he has earned the Trootmeister...
AR-Tenner's picture

Best Natural Bait for Imitating Scuds/Freshwater Shrimp

General Discussion
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:59
Hi Folks, My favorite kind of fishing is for trout, and after having studied the stomach contents of quite a few trout, particularly those caught in deep lakes, I have seen that a large portion of...
Goldenfishberg's picture

Gooseneck Action

Fishing Reports
Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:10
Billstrunner, Uncle Don and Myself went up to ol’ gooseneck bend around 4:45am Saturday morning. It was -9 degrees when we left White Bear and we got to gooseneck and I looked at the temp gauge again...
Susquehannock's picture

Channel catfish on the fly

General Discussion
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:23
Anybody know anything about catching channel catfish on the fly?
andy's picture

Root River Roundup 2018 Date is Set!

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 18:24
The historic event will be held       May 11-13 at Eagle Cliffs Campground near Lanesboro, MN.    
Susquehannock's picture

Numbers 2017

General Discussion
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 23:00
All in all, 2017 was a pretty good year for me. I got out pretty much and caught more species than I usually do, and I actually tallied it all up this time. I said early in the year that I'd post the...
andy's picture

Pout-O-Rama 2018

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 22:56
Who wants to hit up Gooseneck bend this year?  Not sure about ice conditions, so any input is welcome.  I do know that last weekend they got 9" of snow.  Probaly on just a couple inches of river ice...
RoughFish's picture

Quality Specimens 2017

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 22:43
Through the hobby of lifelisting I have come to enjoy photographing my catches as much as I do finding and fishing for them. Nothing beats adding a new fish to the lifelist, but we all know not every...
andy's picture

Great Catches 2017!!!

General Discussion
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 00:08
Another year is coming to an end.  What were the top catches that you made this year?  Post some photos and stories about your most favorite catches of 2017.      Aaaaand go!

Catching a Northern Hogsucker

General Discussion
Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:19
I am writing a paper about north hogsuckers for a class, and I am trying to get some information on people's experiences with catching them. I know they aren't the most common fish to catch, but if...
Outdoors4life's picture

Defining Any Type of Fishing

General Discussion
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:14
Over the years of being on the site I have seen many arguments about definitions on fishing. Today I was reading an interview with a Tenkara Master. This excerpt says it best just insert any style of...

Fishing for a Brown Bullhead

General Discussion
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:29
Hi, I am looking for people who could answer some questions (posted below) about the fish species- Brown Bullhead. I am currently writing a paper on them for a fishing class and I need to interview...

Catching Cheek Chubs

General Discussion
Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:35
Hello! I am writing a paper on Creek Chubs for a fishing class. For part of the paper I need to interview people who have caught a Creek Chub. The information you provide will be included in the...

Carp Through The Ice

General Discussion
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:09
Just wandering if anyone has tried catching Carp through the ice???
Matt Miller's picture
Matt Miller

Bait for Traveling Angler

General Discussion
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:54
I travel quite a bit for work and usually bring a fishing rod or two to fish during my down time. Sometimes I'll have an extra day or two. But others I am kind of stuck at a hotel or conference...
Casey Shanaberger's picture
Casey Shanaberger

Fall in Iowegia

Fishing Reports
Tue, 10/31/2017 - 19:34
It's been a relatively normal fall this year and the fish are behaving accordingly. Oddly enough, we seemed to have skipped November and plunged straight from the 70s to the 30s without much warning...
norm m

river ice spotters neede in northern illionis

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 18:23
he National Weather Service office in Romeoville is looking for volunteers to be river ice spotters on the Kankakee , Fox , Du Page , Des Plaines , Rock and Pecatonica Rivers. Spotters on other...
iliketofish's picture

Ohio Chrismas Trip

General Discussion
Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:41
Hey guys. My family and I will be spending a little over a week around Christmas/New Years in north-central Ohio with my wife's family. I'm wondering if there's anybody on here nearby that would like...
norm m


General Discussion
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 22:27
Hello from Illinois   I just found this site , it looks like a great way to learn more about catching fish that are native species for the most part and less than mainstream in the eyes of many .   I...
FP4LifesDad's picture

MN Salmon fishing

General Discussion
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:29
Looking for input from the masters on RF about MN salmon fishing.  Some of you know that I started my son FP4Life a scrapbook a few years back with a goal of trying to catch and document every...
RoughFish's picture

Quillback question

General Discussion
Sun, 10/01/2017 - 15:04
I have found some info on quillback location nearby but only a picture of them and the creeks name. There is one low head dam on said creek. Should I be searching below this dam or above it (...
Susquehannock's picture

Quillback help

General Discussion
Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:18
I recently found that there are a bunch of quillback in a local body of water. I've been getting  a few bites, but missing. I'm thinking a single Corn kernel bottom rigged with a two pound leader and...
Corey's picture

"Bigger Than Me" award for RL White

General Discussion
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:23
Congrats - you can see the award HERE. Award icon links to the fish.