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Take ‘Em Fishing, LIVE On-Air!

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I am betting most of you have heard of our Take ‘Em Fishing campaign by now.  If not, let me tell you that the list of prizes is impressive! 2019 Take ‘Em Fishing Prizes Gear Bass Tracker Classic fishing boat — a value of $12,000. Donated by Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation and Bass Pro Shops CampChef stove from Vista Outdoors Lodge cast iron cookware from Vista Outdoors Darin Erstad autographed baseball Lifetime 10-foot Tamarack Angler kayak donated by The Nebraska Fish and Game Association Rod holders donated …

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Lower Platte Sandpit State Recreation Areas

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We all know of the extensive flooding that occurred in Nebraska back in March.  Needless to say many folks were impacted and many are still recovering.  That includes fish & wildlife and recreation areas especially State Recreation Areas along the lower Platte River, Fremont Lakes, Two Rivers and Louisville SRA’s.  Progress is being made and some of those areas are starting to re-open: Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area reopen after flooding LINCOLN, Neb. – Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area has …

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Take ‘Em Bowfishing!

Taking someone new out fishing in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s new fishing challenge doesn’t just apply to hook-and-line angling. Nope. Not by a long shot. Not when there is the action-packed thrills of shooting nongame fish like Asian carp with a bow and arrow to be had in Nebraska waters! Current, avid bowfishers in Nebraska are being encouraged to get others involved in the new and exciting Nebraska fishing challenge called Take ‘Em Fishing, whereby someone new is …

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Holmes Lake Clean-Up

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Want to give some publicity to this event! Holmes Lake Clean Up Family Fishing Day, May 4 at Holmes Lake Park The NEFGA and Inspiring Growth Community, LLC have joined together to bring a community event at Holmes Lake Park starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. With your help, we'll first spend some time gathering up the litter along the lake and adjoining areas. The Nebraska Game and Parks Department Fisheries Division will be on hand with loaner …

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Free Fishing and Park Entry Day is May 18

LINCOLN, Neb. – Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska is May 18. Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day. Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, held annually in Nebraska on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend, means anyone can explore outdoor opportunities at any Nebraska state park, state recreation area or state historical park. Anglers must observe all fishing regulations. Camping, lodging …

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Great Advice!

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There is no doubt spring is the most popular time of year for fishing.  Everyone thinks they are an angler in spring (or at least everyone should think that!).  The spring fever runs high and folks just cannot wait to get on the water and catch some fish.  Problem is with relatively cold water temperatures, the bite can be tougher than hoped for. Walleyes are the fish most preferred by Nebraska anglers, and as a cool-water fish they can be …

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Community Fishing Events, 2019

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Simply want to post up the schedule of Family Fishing Events for this year: Actually, I should not call them all “Family Fishing Events”.  Notice the different labeling for different events, we want to have a little different emphasis on these events.  Oh certainly, we want families to come, but it is also more than that.  Also notice some events where we are going to offer an introduction to more specialized fishing techniques. Of course the ever-popular Carp-O-Rama events are …

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Trout to be stocked at Omaha’s Fontenelle Park Pond

LINCOLN, Neb. – Omaha’s Fontenelle Park Pond will receive 1,200 rainbow trout from the Grove Trout Rearing Station on April 24. The City of Omaha temporarily will waive a restriction that limits fishing to children younger than 16 years, adults with actively fishing children, and adults 65 or older. All ages of anglers will be allowed to fish this pond April 24 through June 23. A fish permit is required. Also being stocked this week are: Lake Helen, Gothenburg; Plum …

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Spring in Full Swing

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I usually have a blog post about every year at this time warning that my blogging may become a little more infrequent for a few weeks.  Consider this your notice. You see, spring is in full swing and that means I have fish to catch, turkeys to call, and mushrooms to pick.  Ain’t got time to be sitting at a keyboard writing about it all–gotta do it first! And, one of my kids has a head start on me! Some …

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10,000 rainbow trout stocked in Lake Ogallala

LINCOLN, Neb. – Lake Ogallala’s trout fishery has been enhanced with the stocking of 10,000 rainbow trout by the Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery from April 4-15. In addition, the Grove Trout Rearing Station completed a second spring stocking April 16 at Columbus’ Pawnee Park West Lake, Norfolk’s TaHaZouka Park Lake, and West Point’s Neligh Park Pond. It stocked additional trout April 17 at Lincoln’s Holmes Lake. The second trout stockings of some lakes came from a surplus created when …

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