Latest Rough fish Stories

2009-12-11 06:15:00

Giant, ravenous Asian carp are soon to roam the Great Lakes, and the region's $7 billion fishing industry has reason to be concerned. Pat Chrysler, who has nearly 40 years of experience as a fishing guide on the Great Lakes, has seen the impact that other invasive species have had and is now worried about the effect the huge, ferocious Asian carp could have on the nation's largest bodies of freshwater. "It's like introducing piranhas to the Great Lakes," Chrysler told the Associated Press....

2008-09-22 00:00:17

By Bob Frye Henry Veggian took one look at the fish -- with its large scales, bony head, and long, single dorsal fin -- hanging on the wall at Tackle Unlimited in Jefferson Hills and thought he was seeing an alien. It had to have come from Europe, he thought, or perhaps Asia. It certainly couldn't have come from around here. "I thought it had to be an invasive species. I'd never seen anything like it in my life," Veggian said. Truth be told, the fish was pulled from the Monongahela...

2006-11-01 06:01:54

STOCKTON, Mo. _ In the cold of the night . . . That's where you'll find Jason Kuessner following Ozarks tradition once fall arrives. Much the same as his grandfather and father before him, he knows that the crisp, see-your-breath weather of autumn signals it's time to head into the dark and go fishing. It's time to flip the switch on the boat lights that illuminate the bottom of a clear-water Ozarks stream and go sucker gigging. "When I tell some people that I'm going gigging, they...

Latest Rough fish Reference Libraries

2007-12-18 14:22:53

The Brown Bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus), is a fish of the family Ictaluridae. It is widely distributed throughout North America. It is a species of bullhead catfish and is similar to the black bullhead (Ameiurus melas) and yellow bullhead (Ameiurus natalis). The brown bullhead is also widely known as the "mud pout", "horned pout" or "hornpout" or simply "mud cat", along with the other bullhead species. The brown bullhead thrives in a variety of habitats, including lakes and ponds with low...

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