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News Items for Anglers

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On the Nebraska fish and fishing “front”, I have several things I want folks to know about right now.  So, in no particular order. . . . Brady Interstate Lake Boat Ramp In the past year we have completed some new boat ramps and angler access improvements on several interstate lakes in the North Platte area.  One of those was the interstate lake at the Brady interchange.  There are some “finishing touches” that need to be done on that ramp …

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Sport Show!

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I know spring fever has exploded into an epidemic.  You might as well feed it some more! . . . Are you kidding me?  Roland Martin and Jimmy Houston both????!!!!!  “Oh Son!” and “Hee hee hee“! Dick Turpin too?  I may never be in our Nebraska Game & Parks Commission booth when I am supposed to be working–I will be listening to the seminars! In the middle of it all, booth #1225, you will find our Game & Parks Commission …

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Become a Certified Youth Fishing Instructor March 12

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will certify youth fishing instructors March 12 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, 21502 W. Neb. Hwy. 31, Gretna, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth fishing instructors will receive training and tools to conduct fishing clinics. These volunteers will have access to Nebraska Game and Parks’ loaner fishing equipment and educational materials for events, as well as receive program incentives. They also are encouraged to volunteer for such Nebraska Game and Parks programs as …

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McConaughy Spinnerbait Trolling

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I love to see Nebraska waters on fishing shows, and every time I find one I can share with you, you can count on my doing just that.  The most recent one I am aware of is by The Next Bite TV.  They did an episode last year on McConaughy highlighting a very unique presentation for catching walleyes, a presentation that originated in Nebraska!  Here is is, watch it, watch it all! The anglers in the show are professional walleye …

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Archery Paddlefish Applications Accepted March 1-14

LINCOLN – Applications for archery paddlefish permits will be received by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission March 1-14. The application period begins at 1 p.m. Central Time on March 1. Mail applications must be received in the Commission’s Lincoln office by 5 p.m. and online applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on March 14. Permits will be issued through a random drawing based on preference points earned, with the persons having earned the most preference points receiving the …

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Let’s Talk Fishing!

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I have a busy week ahead of me, and I will not be in the office for a lot of it.  So, before I head out the door, I wanted to let you know about his event that will be happening in York Wednesday night.  With the weather we have had recently, everyone will be chomping at the bit to fish, and this event Wednesday night will help at least a little bit as we talk fishing!  If you are in …

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Weekend Update

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Just for the record, this weather stinks!!!!  I have not had nearly enough ice-fishing this season!  WARNING:  DO NOT stroll up to me and start a conversation by stating how nice the weather is right now.  Growling and Grumbling will be forthcoming.  If you are the “blue bird of happiness” because of this February warm spell, just keep right on flying past me. Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming. . . . I highly doubt that there will be …

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USA! USA!

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I suppose most of you have no idea about this, but the world ice-fishing championship is being held in the Ukraine even as I type!  How in the world do I know that?  Well, I know because we have one of our own, a Nebraska angler, on the USA team, Rob Greer!  Rob stopped by my office early last week, he was getting some errands done before he and the rest of the USA team headed overseas.  I can tell you …

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Trout Unlimited, Nebraska

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A week ago I told you about a Nebraska fishing organization, the Nebraska Walleye Association, and encouraged you to attend a meeting, check it out, JOIN! I have another Nebraska fishing organization to tell you about this week, Nebraska’s chapter of Trout Unlimited.  Nebraska Trout Unlimited is holding their annual banquet this coming Saturday at Anthony’s in Omaha.  Again this is a great conservation organization, Nebraska’s own TU chapter, and the banquet is a great event.  Yes, it is a …

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Quick News Item for the Weekend

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I have one thing I want to note here on my blog before the weekend.  The weather is getting warmer and the extended forecast does not look good for us ice anglers.  However, I am sure there are going to be guys on the ice this weekend.  I am sure many already saw this news release, but I want to spread “the word” as much as possible–do not want anyone showing up and finding they cannot get to the lake …

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