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Boat Ramp Improvements at Box Butte Reservoir

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Sometimes news releases just get lost in all the other news and noise.  So, yes, I like to repeat these, believe it helps “spread the word”. New boat launch coming to Box Butte Reservoir  July 24, 2018 HEMINGFORD, Neb. — Construction is underway for an upgraded boat launch facility at Box Butte State Recreation Area. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission employees closed the old boat ramp and adjacent parking area July 24 and began diverting boaters to a new temporary …

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Floaty Pants

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Mid-summer, hot days, sometimes the best thing a person can do is just get in the water and soak!  I found a product that should make that a lot easier: Get your own right here, Floaty Pants.  Buy two right now and get free shipping! Notice in the video, they can be used for fishing too!  Think I will get some so I can stay ahead of the competition!  Bet I could dominate on the professional floaty pants circuit! However, …

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High School Bass Championships, 2018

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I was privileged to again help with the Nebraska state high school bass fishing championship tournaments this year.  I got a few pictures, and some details to tell, but let me start with the basic news release: Sutherland team wins high school bass tournament July 23, 2018 LINCOLN, Neb. – The Sutherland team of brothers Hunter and Jaron Cooper won the Bass Federation – Student Angler Federation Nebraska High School Bass Tournament Championship at Lewis and Clark Lake’s Weigand Marina …

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White Bass Die-off

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I know this is not new news by any means, but I have heard a bunch of chatter and rumors still floating around.  So, as I often do, start with the news release: Lake Maloney white bass die-off not caused by disease  July 16, 2018 LINCOLN, Neb. – The die-off of white bass May 26 at Lake Maloney was not the result of any infectious diseases, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The cause can be attributed to …

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We’ve All Been There!

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I found this video on the interwebs recently.  I kind of like it! OK, I suppose that is a nice video to help you relax and get ready for you next fishing trip, maybe even this weekend, but I liked it so much because I relate to it!  “Hey, I resemble that remark”! Some of you watched a little of it, maybe half, and mumbled something disparaging about fly anglers.  BALONEY.  You have done the same thing, bass on topwater …

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Summertime Fish Handling

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Water temperatures are at or near their peak in many Nebraska waters right now, and they are going to stay that way for the next several weeks.  That means your fish handling skills have to be at their best right now–a released fish does no one any good if it perishes.  I have blogged extensively about fish handling and catch & release in the past; the July 2018 NEBRASKAland uses some of that material and is a nice reminder! My …

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Carp-O-Rama, Lake Maloney

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Another of our carp carnivals this weekend! Some more information in the news release: Carp-O-Rama event coming to Lake Maloney SRA NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) will be hosting its annual Carp-O-Rama at Lake Maloney’s main boat ramp area on Saturday, July 14. The free event is open to the public and will start at 8 a.m. and go until 1 p.m. Game and Parks staff will be on hand to answer any questions …

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Catfish Rut

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A couple of weeks ago one of my many fishing contacts suggested that there are a lot of misconceptions about the spawn period for our big three catfish species, blue, channel and flathead.  He thought that might be a good topic for a blog post and I agree with him! Our large catfish species in Nebraska are definitely warm-water fish.  In fact, they are some of the slowest-growing fish in our waters because they are warm-water fish, and we are …

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Meanwhile On the Invasive Species Front. . . .

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I hate that I even have to blog about this, and I know many have already heard, but everyone needs to be aware of what is happening on our waters.  I am going to spread this even more. . . . Let me again start with the news release: Young zebra mussels detected at Cunningham Lake LINCOLN, Neb. – Microscopic young zebra mussels, known as veligers, recently were detected by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in a water sample …

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