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Carp-O-Rama 2015

It is that time of year again!  Our annual “carp-o-rama” events are just around the corner.  These events have been very popular, and you will not want to miss them this summer (see the highlighted yellow boxes on the following brochure).

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Notice the change in location for the Carp-O-Rama event in southeast Nebraska coming up this next Saturday.  We will NOT be at Pawnee Reservoir like we have been in past years, but have shifted over to the Lieber’s Point area on Branched Oak Reservoir.  We will have a lot of room there and should have more common carp to catch as well.

You can see from the brochure that there will be a lot to do and a lot to learn besides catching carp.  I always tell folks to just plan to come out and have fun with us!

As a fisheries biologist, I will tell you that in many fisheries we will continue to do what we can to eliminate common carp–they can negatively impact water quality, habitat conditions and sport fish.  In some situations we can make fishing a lot better by killing carp!  On the other hand, common carp are an invasive species that we have been living with for over a hundred years, they have not gone away and they are not going to completely go away anytime soon.  In some fisheries we can tolerate or are forced to live with common carp and in those situations, anglers might as well catch them too!  Common carp are actually one of the most intelligent fish that swim in our waters (there are NO fish that are smart, it is all relative, but common carp are members of the fish “Mensa Society”); they are a worthy catch and they grow large!  Anglers can have a lot of fun, and learn a lot, by targeting common carp.  Come on out and join us, it will be time well spent!

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About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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