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Fishing Reports

Our ice-fishing season is “On like bing-bong”–Uncle Si.  That means we are at the height of the internet scouting season! Do me a favor, pick some waters that have great potential, Fishing Forecast.  Drill some holes, Ice System.  Find your own fish.  You will become a better angler by doing that, and catch more and bigger fish. Make your own reports.

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Where I have been. . . .

Wanna know where I have been ice-fishing? I will show you exactly where. . . right here. As always, even on the ice, all of my best fishing spots are being patrolled by ticks, mosquitoes, itch-mites, owls, bears, rattlesnakes, wild hogs, sasquatch and mountain loins. Stay away, it ain’t worth your risk! I will give you a report when I can.

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The Perfect Gift

My wife loves candles.  There are several occasions when she might receive candles as gifts.  Christmas is certainly one of those times, and this year I believe I found the perfect scented candle! I hope she likes it! GULP! Have a great weekend!

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Happy New Year!

You all know I fish, a lot.  I will spend at least some time on the water somewhere in Nebraska every month of the year.  I have mentioned this before, will again here, I have kept detailed fishing notes on every fishing trip I have made since I was about 10 years old (I AM a pointy-headed fish biologist and I have been really serious about my fishing for a LONG time).  Organization of each year of my fishing notes …

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Last-Minute Outdoor Holiday Gift Ideas on WOWT 6 Outdoors

I’ll have some last-minute holiday gift ideas for the hard-to-buy-for outdoor enthusiast in your family (my hand is up!), on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News LIVE Thursday at 6 p.m. CST during sports with Greg Ortiz. Here’s one idea that I’ll be suggesting to you that’s on my Christmas gift list!  I hope Santa Claus is good to me so I can spend a lot of time in the field in 2014! Photo by Mark …

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2013 Youth Fishing Instructors Holiday Newsletter

If you want to see a cleaner version, if you want to follow any of the links in that newsletter, here is the .pdf, 2013 Youth Fishing Instructor Holiday Newsletter. Once again let me say a big THANK YOU to all of our volunteer fishing instructors.  You all are a big help and we would not be able to accomplish what we do without you!  Have a blessed holiday season!

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Happy Holidays from the Wagner Family!

A quick blog post to wish each and every one of you the very best during this holiday season from the Wagner’s! Here’s our 2013 Christmas card which celebrates our kids, our youth! My wife Polly and I are very, very proud of them, as I’m sure, you are of your children! Our oldest son Zach has his Master’s Degree from U.N.O. in political science and works at Mutual of Omaha. Micah is a 2nd Semester junior at U.N.L. majoring in human sciences. Emma is a 2nd …

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The Gift that Keeps On Giving. . . .

‘Tis the gift-giving season.  Along with all the other Christmas customs it has become customary to blog about Christmas gifts.  In case you are still shopping, and if you are like me, you are, here are some thoughts. All of the cool “sticks” are wearing this stuff: I got a boot dryer a few years back.  My first thought was, “yeah, whatever, probably just a hookey gadget”.  It was not.  I use mine all the time! Every angler needs a …

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Ice System

I have been ice-fishing for a lot of years now.  I shocked someone last week when I told them I do NOT own any kind of ice-fishing shelter.  That got me thinking about the way I do things on ice; let me share that with you, tell you why I do what I do, and also tell you what some of the limitations are to my system. I do not have anything against ice-fishing shelters other than the fact that …

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Pawnee Renovation

A few weeks ago there was a news release about a fisheries management project being conducted at Pawnee Reservoir west of Lincoln: LINCOLN – A chemical was applied at Pawnee Lake in an attempt to remove unwanted white perch and gizzard shad from the fish population, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Rotenone typically is used to eliminate all fish from a body of water; however, a lower concentration of the chemical was applied Nov. 12-13 at Pawnee …

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