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Tall Tales

Tomorrow is April 1, “April Fools Day”.  What would be a good blog post for that occasion?

I thought about telling some unbelievable story, maybe sharing some doctored photo.  Sorry, I am hesitant to do that because on the ole interwebs you never know how some people will take things.  I have posted stuff like that before and had more than one person go off.  Apparently, pointy-headed fisheries biologists are not allowed to have a sense of humor.

Warped as it may be, those of you who know me know that ain’t true.

If you fish, you have probably heard a whopper or three–stories that are maybe a little hard to swallow.  However, isn’t that part of the reason we like to fish?  Isn’t that the very essence of fishing?  The unknown, the unbelievable?  Sharing those stories with other anglers is a big part of our fishing culture.  If you are like me, you like listening to them.  Telling them too.

That reminded me to mention something I have before, but it has been a while. . . .

Wanna listen to some good stories?  Some whoppers?  Well, I know a website dedicated to that very thing!  Click on the link, check out some of these stories:

Fish Stories, Tall Tales

If you discover you like that, it gets even better!  You can join and leave your own stories!


You can imagine that I hear A LOT of fish stories.  I love it, but gotta wonder about some of them:


I suspect this is much closer to the truth:


Hope you get a chance to get in the field or on the water this weekend.  Hope you get to make up some new stories, hope you get to listen to some 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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