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Gonna Be Watching this Week

I remembered late this morning that Head To Head Fishing Pro Walleye Series is fishing Lake McConaughy this week.  Their anglers will be there all week, and you can watch the competition LIVE!  Follow the link on their webpage or pick it up on their FaceBook Page.


Fishing this first day was tough, the lake was flat calm.  That does not happen often on McConaughy.

The most fish anyone caught this morning was four, and there were several anglers that bageled.  However, McConaughy did not disappoint.  There were two fish heavier than eight pounds caught today.

Head 2 Head Fishing photo.

Look close.  Yes, there is a very strong clue about how that fish was caught.  I believe vertical jigging spoons was the best presentation today, but fish were also caught trolling.

I completely realize that there are several different tournament circuits out there and all of them do things just a little bit different.  Most of you know that as a pointy-headed fish biologist I always come down on the side of the fish.  I love that this tournament format is catch, weigh, and IMMEDIATE RELEASE at the boat.  Survival of the caught & released walleyes will be maximized with this format, even with the hot weather and warm water temperatures of late August!  The technology is available, this is doable.  It can be watched “live”.

I will be tuning in the rest of the week to see how well McConaughy represents.  I know I will not be disappointed!


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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