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If you are like me and my family, you are mesmerized by the Olympics.  Yep, we are at home watching the winter Olympics on TV pretty much every evening.  Sure, once every two years we take interest in sporting events that we know nothing about, nor care about, but the whole Olympic competition, whether it is summer or winter, is just riveting.  I love it.  When the winter Olympics roll around I am all for an event that celebrates snow …

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State Record Summary 2013

Let me give you a summary of last year’s state record fish, and make some comments. There were 14 fish certified as state records in 2013.  There were 4 rod & reel records; creek chub, European rudd, longnose gar, and tiger trout caught in 2013.  Six bow-fishing records were certified last year; alewife, blue catfish, shortnose gar, smallmouth bass, flathead chub, and wiper.  Two underwater spear-fishing records were taken in 2013; common carp and smallmouth buffalo, and 2 surface spear-fishing …

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Wait, There’s More!

I am betting by now that most of you have seen the 2014 Fishing Forecast.  If you have not, take some time and study that, your fishing will be better this year if you plan to fish the best waters! Some of you will want to do some more research into the fish populations in your favorite waters, and if you want even more fish data, be sure to check out this page, Fish Sampling Program.  If you go to …

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Are You Voting Every Day?

Are you voting daily in Take Me Fishing’s Top Family Fishing & Boating Spots Sweepstakes? I am! See below. Take a look at these photos of my Son Noah fishing. Can you guess where he’s wetting a line? It’s one of the top four Nebraska park lands listed in the Take Me Fishing sweepstakes. Here’s another photo for you to ponder. Arguably, in my view, with 34 years of experience at Game and Parks, more kids and people have gotten hooked on …

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Ice Auger Rodeo

These videos have been on the internet for awhile, but I just recently found them and thought they were hilarious.  Apparently, this is what happens after too long spent on the ice not catching fish (I suspect some “adult beverages” were likely involved too). By the way, do not even think of doing this with my auger.  That cannot be good on ice augers. But if you want to fire one up and give a demonstration, I might watch. Unless …

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Turpin’ Time: Homemade Bucket Warmer

Dick Turpin, legendary turkey hunter / call maker (www.turpincalls.com) and how-to humorist describes how to keep your seat comfortable during the cold: Some days, even when the sun is shining, an unheated waterfowl blind can feel as cold as the dark side of the moon. And when a camp stool begins to crackle under your backside like a bag of crushed ice, the pleasure of a day’s ice fishing can disappear as quickly as the last cup of tepid coffee from …

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Adventure Report, Early February 2014

My family and I took a long weekend recently and made a trip “out west”.  We spent a lot of time with family and helped them get some chores done, but of course you know we were on the ice as much as possible!  It is time to give you a report, tell you about it. It has been mid-winter, but as you all know we had some brutal winds in January that opened up some of our ice.  We …

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Electric Augers

I do not have a lot of experience with any of the electric ice augers showing up on the market.  However, my buddy Teeg Stouffer over at Recycled Fish has put together a nice video comparing some electric augers, check it out: I am running an old 2-stroke Jiffy.  I have had that auger for years, so when I bought it, the 2-stroke augers were the only ones on the market.  My auger is big and heavy, but I knew …

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Trout Unlimited Banquet

Sorry, this is short notice if you want to attend, but Nebraska’s chapter of Trout Unlimited is having their annual banquet tomorrow evening in Omaha.  This is a fun evening and an important fund-raiser for this great organization.  If you are interested in attending, you can find information here, Nebraska Trout Unlimited. Bring some extra cash, there will be lots of great items on auction and raffle.  Say “Hi” if you see me there!

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Look Who’s Coming to Saturday’s Great Outdoor Radio Show

You know the face (with or without the beard). You’ve seen him here on this website with his popular blog. If there’s discussion about Nebraska fish and fishing he’s right smack in the middle of it all!  And, he comes to my Saturday morning outdoor talk radio show to visit with you! Do you know this guy? Yup! Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Fisheries Outreach Coordinator and Biologist Daryl Bauer comes to the Omaha airwaves tomorrow morning to talk Nebraska fish and fishing with you! He’s …

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