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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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Access to Blue Lake Temporarily Closed

LINCOLN – All access to Blue Lake in Garden County has been closed temporarily by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission because of deteriorating road conditions. Above-freezing temperatures in recent days have caused the 2.7-mile two-track trail to the lake to be difficult to pass. It has become soft and vulnerable to damage from vehicle traffic. The trail will reopen for access when conditions allow. A lease agreement with a private landowner allows for public use of the trail leading …

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Some Tips from the Ice

The extended forecast is not looking real good for our 2016 ice season, but I hope to squeeze out a few more days on the ice this winter.  I thought I would share some thoughts and tips I have been reminded of this winter. . . . I have said before that the variety of fishing lines we have available now is amazing.  I am old enough to remember when there were a handful of quality monofilament lines on the …

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Youth Fishing Instructor Certification Class

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I know this has been publicized already, but I want to give it another round and make sure as many folks as possible are aware of this opportunity: Rock Creek Station Hosting Youth Fishing Instructor Certification Jerry Kane January 19, 2016 Fishing, How To, NGPC News, Parks LINCOLN – Learn to teach youth and families the lifelong activity of fishing by becoming certified as a youth fishing instructor. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct this free workshop Feb. …

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Nebraska Walleye Association

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I am a huge fan of fishing clubs and organizations, especially those with Nebraska connections.  I will always tell you that joining those organizations is a great way to learn more about the fish you pursue, become a better angler, socialize with fellow anglers, and give something back to the sport and our fisheries resources.  If you are serious about your fishing, find an organization like that and JOIN IT! In my position as the fisheries outreach program manager for …

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Tigers

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Alleged sightings of mountain loins tend to cause a hysteria in some parts. . . . In the future, Nebraska anglers will have to keep their eyes open for tigers too. No, I am not talking about the large, orange and black-striped cats that adorn boxes of breakfast cereal.  I am referring to a fish that is now being stocked in some Nebraska waters.  In fact, some of you may have already heard about tiger trout and in recent blog …

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