We have open water in most of Nebraska now and spring fever is running rampant. That means a lot of anglers are going to be pulling their boats out of storage and putting them in the water. I do not want to discourage anyone from getting out and enjoying some time on the water, but I hope you do not mind a safety reminder. This video is not 4 minutes long, it will take some time to watch it. But, I watched the whole thing, it is very well done, and if you take the time it will make an impression on you, you will learn something, and it may save your life. Take the time. Watch it!
This is especially important right now. Our ice may be gone, and some of the afternoons may be warm, but the water is still very cold. We absolutely have had tragic events happen on Nebraska waters this time of year and there are Nebraska anglers that are with us no more because of it. Watch the the whole video and practice what it tells you.
Wear your life jacket! Especially wear it now, but once you get into the habit, wear it all the time! And you big, tough, macho fishermen reading this, I know, I know, you don’t want to wear it, don’t think you need to wear it. That’s fine, be an idiot if you want, but your mom, your wife, your kids will be really happy if you wear it. Do it!