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Inside Scoop

I am hoping many of you dismiss this blog post.

First of all, this blog is pretty much going to be a link to another blog.  You can follow the link if you wish, or blow it off.  The choice is yours.

Secondly, you will see the article is about fishing in Canada.  You can ignore that because obviously, it will not apply to the waters you fish in Nebraska.

You might be even more inclined to dismiss it when I tell you the blog was written by a retired fisheries biologist.  What do those guys know?  On the other hand, all the smart biologists do work in some other state, so maybe. . . .

The reason I hope you do not follow the link is because this tip is that good.  I don’t want to give away secrets.  What Gord says is right on!

It especially applies to fall fishing, but is good year-around, all the time.

OK, enough of the tease, here is the link, you decide if it is worth your time:

Inside Scoop


Pretty much everyone knows about fishing points.  Points are always good spots to try.  Points tend to concentrate roaming fish.  But, what about those “inside scoops”, or inside turns?  Those “cups” or corners?  How much are you fishing them?

Inside turns can be very productive in the fall.  As fall progresses and the water cools, fish tend to move towards deeper water.  However, shallow water may still be the focus of feeding activity, so spots that offer quick access to deep water, places with sharp drops, can be classic fall hot spots.  Many of those classic spots will be inside turns.

The reason I hesitate to blog about this is because I can think of dozens of such spots where I have caught fish.  I have been blessed to travel our great state and fish a lot of our waters.  Could tell you of inside corners, scoops, cups on many of those waters where I have caught fish, where I will catch them again.  Many such spots have produced lots of fish, and BIG fish.  Some of those are favorite spots that I return to again and again.  Would prefer someone else was not already fishing there the next time.

It may take just the right conditions, the right wind, right water level, but the fish will be there, it is just a matter of time.  One such spot on one Nebraska reservoir did not produce the first time I fished it.  In fact, it did not produce the first few times I fished it.  Nevertheless, I did not give up on it because it looked right, felt right.  On the right fall night it did produce, big time.  It has many times since then.

I am not going to tell you where, not going to mark a map and say “fish there, dummy”.  Nope, all I am going to do is tell you to follow the link, read the story, and then look.  You will find ’em, they have been there all along, you just haven’t been fishing them.

Turn the big ones loose, so I can catch ’em too.


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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