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“Should I Stay, or Should I Go?”

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If you have read any of my ice fishing “stuff” over the years you have probably heard me say, “Drill baby, drill”.  Fundamentally, when you are ice fishing, you are fishing a relatively small area right below your hole.  If you ain’t catching anything, likely there are not any fish there.  I do not care how good of a “stick” you think you are, you cannot catch ’em where they ain’t.  So, one of the keys to catching fish through …

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15 Ways to Cure Cabin Fever

It’s winter. The daylight is short. The nights are long and dreary. Air temperatures outside are cold, downright frigid at times. There’s probably some snow cover. We are all spending more a lot of time indoors this season, aren’t we? It is that time of year when we get that cooped-up, restless, nothing-to-do feeling that is referred to as “cabin fever.” Stuck inside, too many of us get weary and lethargic and spend long, endless hours watching TV re-runs, binge-watching …

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And Now our Goldfish can Drive

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There has been a lot of discussion recently about “what” or even “who” is science?  I am not sure I can keep track any more and I was trained as a biologist.  I can tell you that there are a whole lot of people who would not know “science” if it rear-ended them. Speaking of which, there is no debaiting whether this is science or not:  Scientist successfully train goldfish to drive a vehicle. Wow!  Man has been to the …

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Nebraskies on TV!

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Keyes Outdoors produces a muskie fishing show for TV, Keyes Outdoors Muskie Hunting Adventures. You will not find Keyes Outdoors Muskie Hunting Adventures on any Nebraska TV stations.  Who fishes for muskies in Nebraska? I will tell you who fishes for muskies in Nebraska–Keyes Outdoors!  They filmed not just one, but two episodes in Nebraska last year.  The first of the year marks their new TV “season” and guess what two episodes debuted their 2022 season?!  You will want to …

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Ice Fishing Workshop

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Spreading the word on this: Note:  Saturday is in the classroom, bring your questions!  Then, hopefully you can also venture out Sunday morning for hands-on, on-the-ice application of what we spent Saturday afternoon talking about!  Be sure to pre-register, NO CHARGE! Hope to see you there, looking forward to it.  This clinic is always fun and guaranteed you will learn something too!

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Ice Fishing: 10 Tips I Learned

Ice fishing. Tis’ the season for it. I sure enjoy ice fishing but admittedly I don’t do much of it. I don’t quite have all the equipment needed for it. So, I guess you would consider me an amateur ice angler. Nevertheless, when there’s an invitation to go with seasoned veterans of the hard water fishing lifestyle for a day, you can bet that I will jump at the opportunity. Such was the case a couple years ago in January …

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2022 Fishing Guide, Here Ya Go

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Earlier this week I mentioned something about our 2022 Fishing Guide–it is coming.  I said that the hard-copy, printed version would be a while yet, but it would be published on-line sooner than that.  Turns out, sooner than I even expected, 2022 Fishing Guide. Take a few minutes to page through the 2022 Fishing Guide.  Notice the regulation changes listed near the front, and familiarize yourself with all the regulations.  No, I would not expect anyone to know it all.  …

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Out With the Old, In With the New

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I was “out of the office” a little over a week during the holidays.  Man was it hard to go back. During that time I managed to cover a large portion of the state, dried a few off while I was at it. Christmas day was low-key.  I slipped out for few hours of fishing–on open water.  Caught a bunch of trout, none of the big ones I was hoping for, but certainly was not skunked. New Year’s Day, the …

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2022 Fishing Guide

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The 2022 Fishing Guide is on the way, I promise.  A hard copy, printed version is probably a few weeks off yet, an on-line version will be posted a lot sooner. Until then. . . . Anglers must be aware of fishing regulation changes for 2022 LINCOLN, Neb. – Anglers must be aware of fishing regulation changes that take effect Jan. 1, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The changes are: Black Bass – The area where no …

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Foraging for Winter Wild Edibles in Nebraska

Gathering wild foods in Nebraska is not just a spring, summer or fall outdoor activity, it can be done in winter. What? Winter! Seriously. Don’t stop reading. Stay with me here. But let’s get this straight: Foraging for wild plant foods in winter is not easy. It’s tough, it’s rough, it’s cold, it’s hard work. It’s challenging, to say the least. Frigid temperatures, snow cover and low-light add to the difficulty. Winter foraging can sometimes be about slim-pickings, too. However, …

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