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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.

Arrrrggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!! “I lost ’em”!

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If you have caught more than one fish in your life, you have probably hooked and lost one, probably hooked and lost a big one.  We have all been there.  It hurts, I know. I found another blog that had a great post about losing a fish, The 7 Extremely Sad Stages of Losing a Fish.  Follow the link, read it, it will not take you long and it will make you smile. If you lose a fish, do not …

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It is Spring, and Spawning is in the Air, Well, Maybe in the Water Anyhow

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Spring is upon us, no doubt about that.  We will have some schizophrenic “ups” and “downs” in temperatures yet, we do every spring, but there is no doubt that it is here.  This is the time of year that many anglers get “spring fever” and hurry to get on the water.  On a warm afternoon, who can resist? You will hear a lot of talk among anglers about spawning activities of a variety of fish this time of year.  Some …

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What’s Bugging that Fish?

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I have a very informative video to share on this blog post.  Now, do NOT ignore it just because you see that it is filmed on ice.  Yes, I am proud to be an ice angler and we may be crazy, but that does not mean that we may not know a thing or two.  The subject of this video is fish parasites, it just happens that it was filmed on ice, watch it, learn from it. There are a variety …

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TV Fishing Shows

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I have not posted any videos from “KVD” and the Mystery Tackle Box recently.  This is a good one! I love watching fishing shows on TV, video and the internet as much as the next guy, but take Karl’s advice, you cannot catch anything sitting at home on the couch!  GO FISH! And, if you want to take him up on the Mystery Tackle Box offer, that is a great way to try some new baits and presentations and expand …

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Some Field Work, Wanahoo Pike

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Admittedly I do not get out and do a whole lot of field work anymore, but once in awhile “the guys” need some help, and when they are desperate they give me a call.  A couple of weeks ago I got to slip out to Lake Wanahoo to help with the northern pike tagging again this spring. For those of you who may not be familiar with the pike tagging at Lake Wanahoo, I will not go into all the …

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Hardcore Walleye Learning

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Let me mention one more fishing seminar that I know is happening this spring.  This one is coming up this coming Saturday, March 19: I am planning to be there as you can see from the schedule.  I promise, I will not have much to say, I want to listen to the other speakers!!!!! If you are interested, here is where you can find out more and get tickets, Walleye Wisdom Workshop, Lincoln, NE. I must add, as of right …

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Boat Show

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Heading for another boat show this weekend, this time in Republican City: I know, I know, it is just plain time to GO FISH!  But, if you want to take a break on Saturday and just talk fishing, stop by and say “Hi”.  I will be doing a seminar on the 2016 statewide fishing outlook, and of course I will mention a few things about Harlan County Reservoir in particular.  I believe I will be speaking at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 …

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The Other Guy

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Living in this technology and information age, sharing your fishing waters with other anglers is a fact of life.  There are no secrets anymore.  As a matter of fact, you will be sharing all public and most private waters with lots of other anglers.  So, besides figuring out the fish you are pursuing, where they are located, and how to catch them, you better have some strategies to at least cope with if not plain out-fish every other angler.  Dealing with fishing …

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Spring Trout Stocking 2016

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The weather has been nice and I know folks have fishing fever.  Recently, my phone has not quit ringing about the spring trout stockings.  I have been telling folks that when we have the schedule set, we would let everyone know.  Here you go. . . . Grab a young angler or beginner, and GO FISH! Location Number Time Location Week of March 7th Gracie Creek 1,025  Calamus SRA 16-Mar Bridgeport NW 1,400 Middle Morrill 450 North Morrill 1,350 17-Mar …

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“Secret” Lure!

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You hard-core bass anglers likely will know that the 2016 BassMaster Classic is happening in Oklahoma this weekend.  The Classic is a huge happening each year, especially for bass anglers, but in many ways for a lot of the North American freshwater fishing world.  Once again this year, Rapala has been teasing us with a promised announcement and huge “splash” for a new bait.  Regardless if you liked last year’s Shadow Rap or not, their marketing strategy worked because for at …

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