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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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Stocked Trout: Fun to Catch, Taste Great, Very Healthy to Eat

They strike often. They fight hard. They are easy to clean and cook. They are wonderful to eat. And, they have tremendous health benefits! They are stocked trout in Nebraska waters. A major asset along with many of its excellent qualities as a game fish is the fact that few foods are as nutritious as a stocked trout from Nebraska waters! And, get this: Tens of thousands of those skillet-sized rainbow and tiger trout will soon be stocked when the …

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Pond owners should be wary of possible winterkill

LINCOLN, Neb. – Private pond owners should be wary of fish possibly succumbing to winterkill. A prolonged winter and recent frigid weather are keeping ponds covered with snow and ice well into March, creating conditions for a winterkill, said Jeff Blaser, private waters specialist with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Winterkills typically occur in small, shallow ponds with abundant aquatic vegetation. Snow and ice covering a pond prevent the water from exchanging oxygen with the air. Excessive snow and …

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Spring rainbow trout stockings put on hold

LINCOLN, Neb. – With frigid temperatures gripping much of the state and many lakes locked with thick ice, the spring stockings of rainbow trout and the season opener at the Two Rivers State Recreation Area Trout Lake are on hold. “Due to the extreme cold weather we have been having, the spring trout stockings and Two Rivers opener will be postponed until more seasonal weather permits the hatcheries to get the fish into the lakes and there is open water …

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Spring Trout Stockings. . . . Postponed Until Further Notice

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I have been sitting on a schedule of spring trout stockings for at least a couple of weeks now. Gonna keep sitting on it. Obviously, with winter holding on stronger than ever right now, we will be waiting for warmer weather and some open water before those stockings will happen on parks and urban waters around the state.  I am not going to mention a schedule, because right now there ain’t one. That includes the spring opener for the Trout …

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I’m Not Kidding This Time, Now It Really Is Mid-Winter

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A few weeks ago I blogged about my adventures on the ice and according to the calendar I titled it a “mid-winter ice report”.  Well, you all know what the weather has been like since then, and even though the calendar says it is the end of February, all the snow and slush on the ice tells me we now are in mid-winter. Certainly our weather and ice conditions have been what we usually see in mid-winter, but I still …

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