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Spring Trout Stocking 2013

This news release ran last week, let me blog about it again here in case you did not see it: Game and Parks Announces Spring Trout Stocking Schedule March 6, 2013 LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will stock catchable-size rainbow trout in several city ponds and lakes across the state this month. The schedule, subject to change depending on conditions, includes date, location, approximate time of stocking, and quantity: March 13 – Niobrara State Park (SP), …

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It Ain’t Over, ‘Til Its Over

A couple of weeks ago I figured my ice-fishing was done for this season.  But then our weather swung back to cold, again, and last week I had some business out west.  I debated whether to take the ice-fishing gear with me or the open-water gear.  I took both.  The first afternoon I planned to do some scouting, check out the conditions and see what I could do.  I was a little surprised when I pulled onto the Valentine National …

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More Invasive Species News You Should Know About

Once again on the invasive species front, there has been a bill introduced in the Nebraska state legislature that relates to our state’s handling of aquatic invasive species.  If you wish you can read it here, LB63 Here is an abbreviated version: And some “FAQs”: I cannot tell you what you should think about this bill, for or against.  But, I will remind you that we live in a country where you can freely participate in the political process and …

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If you can’t beat ’em, Eat ’em!

By now you have probably heard about the invasive “Asian carp”.  That term, “Asian carp” can refer to several species of non-native carp found in our country, but specifically is it used in reference to the bighead and silver carp.  If you want to learn more about those specific invasive species, and more, be sure to take some time and check this out, http://neinvasives.com/ . Asian carp, bighead and silver carp are here, in Nebraska waters.  You can find them …

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Friday Funny

It has been a busy week.  I am back in the office getting caught up on some things . . . oh yes, did some fishing while I was “out” this week . . . I will give you a report next week.  Anyway, I am glad it is Friday, time to lighten up a bit! Last weekend was a big weekend for auto racing and bass fishing–the Daytona 500 and BassMasters Classic.  Maybe this is how it went? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaCNVMLxcGk[/youtube] …

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Let’s Talk Muskies!

Those of you who have an interest in pike and especially muskies should know that Nebraska has its own chapter of Muskies Inc., http://www.muskiesinc.org/ , the HUSKERland Muskie Hunters, http://www.mi53.org/Huskerland_Muskie_Hunters/Home.html .  They meet once a month or have a “league night” and get together to fish once a month during the summer.  I will always tell you that a great way to learn about fishing is to find a fishing organization and join it!  That would absolutely be true of …

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Blinded Me with Science–February 25, 2013

It has been awhile since I did a purely pointy-headed fisheries biologist science update.  I have some things to tell you about, cue the theme music . . . . She Blinded Me with Science by Thomas Dolby At work, I call this time of year the meeting and sport show season.  I have been to several meetings in the past few weeks; have sat around in rooms with a bunch of other pointy-headed fisheries biologists, so let me tell …

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Sportshow

Now here we sit with much of our ice unsafe to fish, and it is cold and snowy.  What to do? Might as well go to a sport show and talk fishing! Here is the website if you want more information, http://omahaboatsportsandtravelshow.com/omaha/ . I will be hanging out on Saturday.  Stop by, give me an update on the BassMaster Classic, and then we can swap stories and pictures, and talk about fishing prospects for this year. “We don’t need no …

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Bobbers Ain’t Just for Kids

If your ice-fishing season is not over, it soon will be.  At this time, many Nebraska anglers are chomping at the bit to do some open-water fishing.  On the eve of a new open-water fishing “season” many of us like to plan our strategies, pick out new lures we would like to try, think about new techniques we would like to master.  Maybe you have thought about learning how to drop-shot for bass this year, troll lead-core for walleyes, learn …

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Youth Fishing Instructor Workshop

This has been mentioned before, but I want to bring it up one more time.  I have mentioned our volunteer youth fishing instructors and the great things they accomplish for us many times on my blog.  If you would be interested in becoming one of those instructors and pitching in to help, we could use you and here is a chance for some of your to take the certification workshop:

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