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Boat Ramp Improvements at Box Butte Reservoir

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Sometimes news releases just get lost in all the other news and noise.  So, yes, I like to repeat these, believe it helps “spread the word”. New boat launch coming to Box Butte Reservoir  July 24, 2018 HEMINGFORD, Neb. — Construction is underway for an upgraded boat launch facility at Box Butte State Recreation Area. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission employees closed the old boat ramp and adjacent parking area July 24 and began diverting boaters to a new temporary …

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Floaty Pants

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Mid-summer, hot days, sometimes the best thing a person can do is just get in the water and soak!  I found a product that should make that a lot easier: Get your own right here, Floaty Pants.  Buy two right now and get free shipping! Notice in the video, they can be used for fishing too!  Think I will get some so I can stay ahead of the competition!  Bet I could dominate on the professional floaty pants circuit! However, …

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High School Bass Championships, 2018

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I was privileged to again help with the Nebraska state high school bass fishing championship tournaments this year.  I got a few pictures, and some details to tell, but let me start with the basic news release: Sutherland team wins high school bass tournament July 23, 2018 LINCOLN, Neb. – The Sutherland team of brothers Hunter and Jaron Cooper won the Bass Federation – Student Angler Federation Nebraska High School Bass Tournament Championship at Lewis and Clark Lake’s Weigand Marina …

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White Bass Die-off

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I know this is not new news by any means, but I have heard a bunch of chatter and rumors still floating around.  So, as I often do, start with the news release: Lake Maloney white bass die-off not caused by disease  July 16, 2018 LINCOLN, Neb. – The die-off of white bass May 26 at Lake Maloney was not the result of any infectious diseases, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The cause can be attributed to …

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Growing season burn workshops scheduled in August

LINCOLN, Neb. – Four free workshops on the use of growing season burns are scheduled across Nebraska in August. Each workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include lunch, live burn demonstration, and interactive discussion on summer burns. The workshops will be held Aug. 9 near Odessa, Aug. 14 at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, Aug. 16 near Hartington, and Aug. 28 near Wisner. To register or view more information on each workshop, visit http://nebraskapf.com/product-category/tours. …

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Learn to Hunt workshops scheduled across state

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host several Learn to Hunt workshops this fall to help individuals prepare for upcoming hunting seasons. These workshops are designed to improve confidence and expand knowledge for those with little or no experience. Presenters will discuss strategies, equipment, biology and techniques. Registration at OutdoorNebraska.gov/workshops is required as space is limited. The workshop schedule is: Aug. 28 – dove hunting, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln Aug. 30 – …

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We’ve All Been There!

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I found this video on the interwebs recently.  I kind of like it! OK, I suppose that is a nice video to help you relax and get ready for you next fishing trip, maybe even this weekend, but I liked it so much because I relate to it!  “Hey, I resemble that remark”! Some of you watched a little of it, maybe half, and mumbled something disparaging about fly anglers.  BALONEY.  You have done the same thing, bass on topwater …

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Go Bowfishing: Aim Low, Think Big, Shoot Often, Have Fun!

Zac Hickle is an avid fisherman. He could take a rod and reel, tackle box and bait, and sit by the river’s edge to try to catch catfish and a variety of other fish. But, he doesn’t do that. Instead, at home he gets his young 6-year old son, Gavin, ready, then hitches up his customized Jon boat loaded with archery fishing gear, life jackets and large tubs, and sets off for the backwaters of mighty Missouri River. You see, Zac Hickle of Elkhorn, NE is a hardcore …

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Summertime Fish Handling

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Water temperatures are at or near their peak in many Nebraska waters right now, and they are going to stay that way for the next several weeks.  That means your fish handling skills have to be at their best right now–a released fish does no one any good if it perishes.  I have blogged extensively about fish handling and catch & release in the past; the July 2018 NEBRASKAland uses some of that material and is a nice reminder! My …

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