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Bullfroggin’ on WOWT 6 Outdoors

See the late summer fun of catching bullfrogs along the water’s edge on my weekly TV outdoor report. That’s because Nebraska’s bullfrog season (that falls under fishing) opens this Saturday, August 15th, woo-hoo! Learn about bullfroggin’ on the report which airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News Thursday at 6 p.m. CST during the station’s sportscast with me and either Ross Jernstrom or Jeff Packer. If you’re unable to view the live broadcast of the outdoor report, I remind you that …

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Angler Access Improvements, Johnson Lake

Noticed this news item in our “NGPC Weekly” last week. Johnson Lake Angler Access Project to be Dedicated The public is invited to a dedication of a renovated ADA-accessible fishing area at Johnson Lake State Recreation Area on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. The area will be named for Myron Berggren and Oliver Berggren. From Oct 2014 through May 2015, NGPC completed a $230,000 project to improve angler access at the inlet area of Johnson Lake. Improvements include two …

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Season for a Bunch of Bull(frogs)

“Frog catching is the most fun a human being can have while on this earth.” – Jase Robertson. Maybe it’s because I have rural Nebraska roots. Maybe it’s because I grew up exploring the Platte River bottoms and nearby sandpit lakes in Sarpy County. Maybe it’s the wild and crazy spirit that I possess. I don’t know. Whatever the case may be, I absolutely, positively enjoy bullfrog hunting in late summer at night! Froggin’, as it is commonly called, offers an unusual and …

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It Is a Cat Eat Trout World

It is Friday, let me get up a quick blog post before the weekend. . . . You all know I am fascinated by predator/prey interactions, especially those that occur below the surface of the water.  This week our Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium posted a video on their FaceBook page.  You need to watch it! Cat Eats Trout I love going to aquariums, especially our Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium where I can see Nebraska fish!  I can stand and watch fish in an aquarium …

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In Nebraska, The Wind Blows

If any of you reading my blog have not figured out by now, I am a HUGE fan and follower of In-Fisherman.  Simply put, if you want to become a better angler, you better be reading, watching, studying all of their “stuff”–videos, TV shows, radio shows, books, magazines, etc. Recently, in the flagship magazine, they have been re-running classic articles.  You may thing that is stupid for a magazine to do “re-runs”, but not if you consider the articles they …

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Wanna See Some Fish?

People are fascinated by big fish, even photos of big fish.  I learned that a long time ago.  If you want to see some, some big fish photos that is, Y102 in Kearney and The Boat Dock in Grand Island are currently running a “Wishin’ I Was Fishin’ Contest”. You can see a bunch of fish, some big fish, most caught in Nebraska, and some really good photos that have been entered in their contest, Wishin’ I Was Fishin’ Album. …

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It’s a Classic

I have seen where some bloggers post what music they are listening to. . . . You should see my kids roll their eyes when I pop this cassette in. I do not know if they roll their eyes because of the song or because I am still listening to cassette tapes.  Hey, they are better than 8-tracks! Good things come to those who troll!

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2015 High School Bass Fishing Championship

This year’s high school bass fishing championship is in the books; time to give you my perspective.  Here is the news release: North Platte’s Pavelka, Rowland Win State High School Fishing Title LINCOLN – Grant Pavelka and Tyler Rowland of the North Platte Bass Bosses caught a five-fish limit weighing 9.86 pounds to capture the Nebraska High School Fishing Championship on July 25 at Lewis and Clark Lake near Crofton. The winning team’s largest bass weighed 2.35 pounds. Ben Pavelka …

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Outdoor Gem on WOWT 6 Report

On my Weekly TV Outdoor Report, I’ll be featuring a neat, last-minute summer weekend getaway for you and your family before school starts. Look carefully at the photo, can you guess where we’re heading? Here are a couple more photographic hints for you. That’s right, we’re going to the scenic Long Pine Creek area at Long Pine in the north-central Nebraska, home of the Long Pine Creek State Recreation Area/Wildlife Management Area complex and the Cowboy Recreational & Nature Trail.  …

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Grand Opening!

Just a few weeks ago I told you about the opening of the new Kramper Lake near Hubbard, Nebraska, Another New Fishing Hole!  The lake has been open to fishing since that time, but now they are fixing to do it right with a big grand opening event. Learn more here, Danish Alps State Recreation Area and Kramper Lake. Watch the video. . . . See some more pictures, Danish Alps Flickr Album. Do not expect any large fish yet, …

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