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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.

Late Ice, Early Open

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When doing seminars and workshops about Nebraska fishing I often note that we have no closed season for fishing in the state, and that I will spend at least some time fishing every month of the year.  An ideal autumn is one where I go from late fall, open-water fishing to first ice, ice-fishing in just a couple of weeks.  Likewise, I ride late ice as long as I can, as long as it is safe, and ideally transition to …

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Flood Impacts

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Still cannot tell you a lot of specifics about the impacts of the unprecedented flooding that has occurred recently across Nebraska.  Certainly, at this point we know the loss to families and their homes, possessions, businesses and livestock have been huge, heart-breaking.  Losses to fish and wildlife and outdoor recreation are going to be significant as well, but nothing in comparison to what many of our fellow Nebraskans are suffering right now. You know that my expertise is mostly on …

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Update on Spring Trout Stocking

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It is going to take a while to sort out what impacts all of this flooding is going to have on our recreation, wildlife, and parks areas.  Likewise, it is going to take some time for us to evaluate just what the impacts are going to be to many private and public fisheries.  Right now, I have heard a lot of things, some I know to be true, but some I am going to wait until we know more.  I …

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Fly Fishing Film Tour

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I know it has been a rough week for much of Nebraska, and I am sure there are some hard days ahead of us yet. I also know folks are going to need a break, a little get-away, and I know of something that you might enjoy, this is coming up Thursday this week, March 21: Here is a trailer: Watch more here:  2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour Trailers . I know what some of you are thinking, “It is …

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Historic

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I was all prepared to do my usual trivial, lighthearted, Friday blog post, but the events in our great state over the past 48 hours have made that seem meaningless. No, I am not talking about the Husker’s winning two games at the Big 10 men’s basketball tournament. I am referring to the weather that has been served up this week and the subsequent disasters. I get real tired of media saying this or that is the “worst ever”, “never …

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Fish Stories

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A few weeks ago I did something different, something new, something that I think is really cool. . . . I was contacted by a guy from SoDakota to do some audio recordings, “pod cast” kind of things.  I talk to writers, reporters all the time, do radio shows, pod casts, etc., so I figured “sure, no problem”. But, this was different. The gentleman I met was Buddy Seiner.  Buddy has an unique project where he records and preserves fish …

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Dry Spotted Tail Creek

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My friends over at Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) put out a newsletter every month.  The February issue had a story about a project that I have known was on the horizon, but I did not want to mention anything about it until there was something to mention.  Let me share what was in the NET newsletter: Dry Spotted Tail Creek Dry Spotted Tail Creek runs into the North Platte River just west of Mitchell in the Nebraska panhandle. Highly channelized, …

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Love Your Auger!

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With each passing day lately I am hearing more and more folks depressed about the winter, the snow, the cold, etc. I laugh. You cannot do anything about the weather.  If life gives you ice, you might as well go ice-fishing!  Frankly, I am loving this and hope it lasts!  If I quit ice-fishing the day before the spring shotgun turkey season opens, that would be perfect! My nephew called my attention to something that was circulating on the interwebs …

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Nebraska Fishing Featured on Another TV Show!

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Got a video for you to watch.  In-Depth Outdoors films episodes every week.  What is unique about their shows is that they air them ASAP–within a week or so of taping, their shows are on the air and posted on YouTube.  They finally ventured down to Nebraska recently! Great episode!  Great fish!  A great demonstration of the quality of fishing Nebraska can offer! I have heard some chatter about this episodes on the inter-webs already, and you know I want …

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