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Fall is On

Nebraska is a place where we experience all four seasons, winter, spring, summer and fall.  Sometimes we experience two or more of those seasons within a 24-hour period.

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Most of the time the transition between seasons is much more gradual, much more subtle.  If you only fish a few times a year, your transition between seasons may be abrupt–spring on one trip, summer the next.  But, if you spend a lot of time on the water, if you pay close attention, you will notice subtle differences, sometimes from day to day, at certain times of the year.

Fall brings some of the best open water fishing of the year.  I have often said that I wished October would last for three months every year.  So, I am looking forward to fall, ready to take advantage of my best fall fishing patterns.  However, over the years I have learned that I can start taking advantage of the fall bite a lot sooner than October; in fact, sooner than September.  Yep, the subtle signs of fall, the fall feed, has already started.

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Joe Rydell photo, thanks, Joe!
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Daniel Bauer photo, thanks son!
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My photo, without my face in it.

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Finally, one with my face in it. Thankfully it’s blurry!

There you go, five different species caught literally from waterbodies from one corner of the state to the other.  Told you it was “on”, “on” right now, and it will continue to be “on” for the next several weeks.  Too bad that will not make any difference to many of you because you will be too busy doing other outdoor activities as the calendar turns to fall–Big Mistake!

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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