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Couldn’t Catch Fish in a Barrel

I know many of you seize every opportunity to take someone fishing.  Most anglers like to find someone who has never fished before, or someone who has not fished in a while and take ’em!  It is almost as rewarding to watch someone like that catch fish as it is to catch them yourself.  In some cases, when someone catches their first fish, it is MORE rewarding.

Unfortunately, we all know those guys who fish, maybe even fish a lot, and well, they just are not any good at it.


Good news is I found something that might help!

Years ago watched a guy in a sparkly bass boat do that once–cast the rod right out of his hands.  Funny part was he hit the water almost as fast as the rod did.  He jumped right in after the rod so he would not lose it.  This happened right after he and his partner had asked us if we were catching any bass.  They were fishing a bass tournament, and well, if we caught any bass it might have been worth some $$ to us (wink, wink).

Oh yes, we caught some bass.  No, they did not get any of them.

Hope you get a chance to get out and practice your fishing this weekend!  GO FISH!


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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