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Another New Fishing Hole!

Another long-awaited, new reservoir has opened for fishing!  Anglers grab your gear! Danish Alps State Recreation Area to open for public use LINCOLN — Danish Alps State Recreation Area (SRA) near Hubbard will open to the public  on Wednesday, July 8, at 9 a.m. The 746-acre area includes RV and tent camping, equestrian camping facilities, day use areas, a walking and hiking trail and excellent angling and wildlife watching opportunities. Kramper Reservoir, a 226-acre lake, was planned with shoreline fishing …

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Sun Glasses

I have not mentioned this in awhile, but a good pair of polarized sunglasses are a “must-have” if you spend a lot of time on the water chasing fish.  They will help you catch more fish, and they are a great piece of safety equipment too.  Here is a good video reminder: Buy the brand Al recommends in that video; I am sure they are good stuff.  I am partial to these myself, H3O sunglasses.  I have even been known …

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Go Boating on Radio Show

Herb Angell, who’s heads the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Boating Law Enforcement Section, drops by my Great Outdoor Radio Show on Saturday morning to talk about various boating-related topics and of course, water safety, for the big 4th of July holiday weekend and the entire summer. Here’s Herb on boat patrol in the Missouri River! You’ll find our Nebraska boating discussion to be light, conversational and very informative. One of the key boating safety messages we’ll be emphasizing is for you, to: …

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Feasts

One theme I continually return to, and one that some may get tired of hearing me repeat, is that of predator/prey relationships.  Often, when asked for the best place on a body of water to be fishing or the best bait to be using, I reply with a question:  What are the fish eating?  A basic understanding of predator/prey relationships is doubly important to anglers because we not only have to find the fish, we have to make them bite. …

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Special Family Fishing Night

On my weekly TV outdoor report, I’ll be inviting you and your family to come to come join me for a fun, special Game and Parks/WOWT 6 Family Fishing Night event at Lake Halleck in Papillion, NE next week. It’ll take place from 6-8 p.m. next Thursday, July 9th at the lake which is located just a quarter mile to the east of the intersection of Washington and Lincoln Streets in downtown Papillion. It’s nice! Look below. You’ll note that we at Game and Parks provide the …

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Angler Access Improvements

Quick blog post today; just want to again call attention to some angler access and aquatic habitat improvement projects that are underway–your angler dollars at work! Project to Improve Angler Access at Sandy Channel SRA LINCOLN – Anglers who fish at Sandy Channel State Recreation Area (SRA) in Buffalo County will soon have improved fishing access at three of the most popular lakes on the area. Lakes No. 2, No. 4 and No. 8 all have projects slated to improve …

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Hug an Angler

OK, this is a commercial about Colorado, I know it is hard for me too, but in spite of that, watch it, it is funny and it makes an excellent point! Now, let’s go beyond Colorado, and bring it home to Nebraska. There have been economic studies that have shown that hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation in Nebraska could be even bigger if we used some of our natural resources in a different way.  Yes, I am even suggesting that …

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Bauer on Radio Show

It’s time for a summer visit on radio with the guru of the finned creatures — Mr. Daryl Bauer of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission! Get your Nebraska fish and fishing questions answered by Daryl LIVE on this week’s Great Outdoor Radio Show. I sure wouldn’t miss this! Daryl is a fisheries biologist and the fisheries outreach program manager here at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He joins you Saturday morning on my show that airs from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” Daryl is always …

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Adventure Report, Close to Home

You all know that I love to travel Nebraska, fish the variety of waters we have, catch a variety of species of fish, and share that here on my blog.  I will continue to do that every chance I get.  However, life is usually a lot more routine than that.  I am not always traveling, am not always able to get away to one of the several waters I wish I could be fishing at the time.  No, just like …

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Weird

If you spend time in the outdoors, on the water, in the field, or in the “woods”, you have to marvel at the variety you can experience in nature.  Sure, there are patterns, tendencies, habits, cycles, but if you spend anytime at all “out there” you will encounter something from time to time that you have never seen or experienced before.  And that is one thing that keeps us going back, again and again. With that in mind, let me share …

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