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Spring Break Trout

With teenagers, you take advantage of any time that they may have available and want to venture outdoors. I did just that with the youngest member of our family yesterday. That would be our 15 year-old Creighton Prep High School Freshman Noah (Wagner). It’s spring break week at Prep and Noah indicated to me that he might like to get out and do a little fishin’ at the Two Rivers SRA Trout Lake near Waterloo and then go visit Grandma. So, I obliged. What’s interesting, is that we had the entire lake to ourselves for the short time we fished before heading to Grandma Wagner’s place just down the road in Gretna. The weather was chilly, a bit brisk, but not too bad actually. It sure was a pretty day!

Here’s Noah’s first-cast rainbow.

I had forgotten how much fun trout fishing at Two Rivers is. Here’s the big kid – me with a rainbow I caught.

Here are a couple shots of  Noah’s other trout he landed at Two Rivers.

By the way, it doesn’t take fancy stuff to catch these colorful beauties.

We had a great time just fishin’ and talkin’ (Father and Son). We caught a few fish to take home. More importantly though, we made more memories!

Good fishing to you all!

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Public Information Officer and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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