Spreading Roughfish Appreciation

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Spreading Roughfish Appreciation
<p>I took a local outdoor writer fishing last tuesday and he wrote a nice article in the Eau Claire Leader Telegram.&nbsp; I thought it&#39;s about time to put a positive spin on roughfish.&nbsp; I thought he did a good job with it.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.leadertelegram.com/features/getting_out/article_c7182c16-b3b4-11e2-8cea-0019bb2963f4.html">http://www.leadertelegram.com/features/getting_out/article_c7182c16-b3b4-11e2-8cea-0019bb2963f4.html</a></p>
the pyromaniac
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He made you seem human, at le

He made you seem human, at least...  I'd like to see a little more detail, but at least he worked in the fact that you wanted to get out there and fish for variety and avoid the crowds that gather to mindlessly cast for most gamefish.  That, in essence, is pretty much why most of us do what we do.  Good stuff, just a bit short.




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Cast_and_Blast's picture
One minor correction too woul

One minor correction too would be that my 215 species are worldwide, not all north american species (I wish).  That's minor though.

Dr Flathead
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Mike is not human.  He is a m

Mike is not human.  He is a micro machine


Cool stuff Mike.  Good to see the ol suckerfish getting some much deserved respect.

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Dr Flathead
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No, not like that...haha.  I

No, not like that...haha.  I mean like dudes a freaking micro maniac.  Big giant fella crouched down fishing with line tied onto pen style maniac.

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Nice work getting the word ou

Nice work getting the word out!

Eric Kol
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pretty cool mike. Tell us som

pretty cool mike. Tell us some more about this class. Sounds like a great opportunity to spread some roughfish love

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Well I thought it was my duty

Well I thought it was my duty to spread roughfish appreciation around so I approached my local nature preserve about the class and they were delighted to have me offer it.  Beaver Creek does already have some really quality classes offered by experts in different fields but they lacked anything on roughfish.  They have birdwatchers, reptile classes, frogs, butterflies, plants, etc.  They even have a really expensive telescope housed in a building for itself for star gazing open to the public every saturday night.


Anyway, my talk will simply be on roughfish, identifying them and how to catch them among other things.  After an hour or so of that we will take a short hike to the Eau Claire River right next to the reserve for some hands on roughfishing.  I'm really looking forward to it.  I guess education is the best way to help people appreciate and respect roughfish.  I guess if you like it so much that you're willing to do it for free, then I found what I like to do.  I'm putting together a booklet for it too. 

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Great idea. If more of us wou

Great idea. If more of us would do things like this we could reach a lot of people. Some day when I have time I'd love to have such a seemingly selfless excuse to leave the house, talk about fish and then go fishing.


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