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Public access to Hudson Lake closes Feb. 28

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ice anglers on Hudson Lake in Cherry County are reminded by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission that public access to that private lake ends Feb. 28. The lease agreement that allows ice-fishing on Hudson, a 160-acre lake southwest of Valentine, stipulates that public access is allowed during daylight hours from December through February.

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Tune In

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Quick blog post this afternoon. . . . We have been holding fisheries informational meetings around the state the last few weeks and will continue for the next few weeks.  If you can attend one, I would highly encourage you to do that! Tonight, you all can tune in and attend!

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Rainbow trout stockings scheduled this spring

LINCOLN, Neb. – Catchable-size rainbow trout will be stocked in city ponds, park lakes, and other waters across the state by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission beginning in March. Trout fishing is a great way to introduce children to fishing because simple and inexpensive equipment may be used. A spinning or spin-cast rod and reel with a hook baited with a worm will work well. Add a split shot a couple of feet above the hook and a bobber …

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Sport Show Season

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Gonna be ice-fishing for awhile yet, but to return to my “theme” from earlier this week. . . . It is certainly time to begin thinking of the open-water season ahead of us, time to start dreaming and planning.  Sounds like more winter weather this weekend, but if you want to spend some time dreaming, I know exactly where you should be: Check out all the attractions, Omaha International Boat, Sports and Travel Show.  Watch the video! Somewhere in the …

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Seminar Season

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Personally, I am loving the ice we have right now.  You better believe I am spending as much time as possible on the ice, and am looking forward to some of the best fishing of the season coming as late ice approaches.  However, I realize that the thoughts of many folks are turning towards warmer days and liquid water.  This is the season that everyone wants to talk about fishing.  So, if you want to talk about it, there is …

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Dreamin’, Again

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Friday, going to keep it light for the weekend.  I have mentioned Engbretson Underwater Photography before and especially the underwater videos they post on their YouTube page.  I have said it before, will again, fish fascinate me.  I am not a diver, never plan to be, so any underwater observations or video that anyone shares with me is captivating.  Likewise, I could watch fish in an aquarium, the bigger the better, the fish and the aquarium, for hours.  The “Sixty …

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We’re back, we’re open!

Our Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Service Center/Office in Omaha at 8495 Frederick Street has reopened for business! Stop by! Valentine’s Day/2019 marked our reopening. We were closed for more than six months due to a fire on July 23, 2018 that occurred in the Frederick Plaza where we are located. Our space suffered extensive smoke and soot damage and had to be renovated from installing a new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system on the roof to new carpeting …

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Danish Alps SRA reports large area of thin ice

LINCOLN, Neb. – Due to recent fluctuations in temperatures, Danish Alps State Recreation Area in Dakota County has a large area of very thin ice that nearly divides the lake in half. Until about a week ago, there was a large area of open water associated with a pressure ridge. Recent cold temperatures have refrozen this area, resulting in ice less than an inch thick. Anglers coming to the lake for the first time must use extreme caution when going …

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Conestoga Rehabilitated

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I have blogged about the Aquatic Habitat Project coming to completion at Conestoga Reservoir.  If you can take a drive by there to see it, you really need to.  However, I want to blog about it again. . . . First of all, because we have some more drone footage from The Flatwater Group who were contracted as engineers on the project: Another thing I want to mention is that the Conestoga rehabilitation project has been the largest Aquatic Habitat …

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Fishing is Good for You, Duh!

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Many of us have said for years that fishing is good for you, good for mental health, and yes, even good for physical health. We ain’t making this stuff up! In recent years there have been several studies that have found that time spent outdoors provides many health benefits.  Recently, Fox News ran a story, Fishing trips are great for your mental health, new study says. Let me post a few quotes from that story: Moreover, a study from the University …

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