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How To Not Let The Big One Get Away

All of us who love to fish have a story or two about the one that got away, don’t we? Invariably, the tale involves hooking the fish of a lifetime and losing it to unforeseen circumstances or mistakes. Trust me, I have made my share of mistakes when it comes to large, prized game fish. Without question, these stories, however embellished, can be devastating to those who have a passion for wetting lines. For as many wild and crazy occurrences …

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Updates, Water Keeps A-Coming

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I realize that the big Memorial Day weekend is behind us, so when I mention these updates, some of you are going to say, “Thanks for nothing, wish you would have told me this five days ago”.  Sorry.  However, in my defense, a couple of these just came across the wire: Flooding prompts Cottonwood Lake closure MERRIMAN, Neb. — Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area in north-central Nebraska has been temporarily closed because rains have flooded the park’s access road and …

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High Speed Internet!

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I like stupid, dumb, funny commercials, especially ones that promote fishing and fishing products.  Finally, another one from Rapala! Rapala High Speed Enter Net This absolutely made my day 😂🔥Rapala #rapala Posted by Target Walleye on Thursday, May 2, 2019 Actually, that one is just plain “corny”, but “RRRRRon sent me”! Have a great weekend.  I know many of us are looking forward to the long, holiday weekend, just remember why we have a long, holiday weekend!

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Retiring Lures

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Going to copy and paste a blog post today.  This story recently ran in Nebraskaland magazine and has been featured on-line.  I am betting you will like the fish stories. Retiring Lures Whether they be worn-out, abused, busted, or simply evoke fond memories, some of your favorite fishing lures sit on a desk, a shelf, or a fireplace mantle – a place of honor for retired lures.  ENLARGE Jeff Kurrus’ collection of retired fishing lures. A Mangled Fly – Ryan …

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Some Updates, May 20, 2019

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Got a couple, three news items I want to call attention to.  These news releases went out last week, want to spread them around some more, especially with the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner.  Boaters and anglers need to know: Access restored to park areas following historic flooding LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has reopened all or portions of several state park areas that were temporarily closed after sustaining damage during March’s historic flood. …

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Take ‘Em Fishing, For You!

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Yes, most of my blogs lately have been about our Take ‘Em Fishing campaign.  I am going to continue that today with a little different twist. . . . An important part of the campaign is getting long-time, avid anglers to take someone fishing.  Most of us got started fishing because someone took us.  For most it was a dad, brother, sister, granddad, grandmother, uncle, cousin, some family member, but it also could have been a friend or acquaintance.  The …

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Hunters, Anglers: Become Bird Watchers!

I am a hunter. I am an angler. I am a bird watcher. I love to watch birds, especially when I am hunting or fishing. I love watching all birds, not just the game birds I hunt. I enjoy viewing them intently and trying to capture some halfway decent photos of them. If you’re a hunter or an angler, you should become a bird watcher. I’ll explain why in a moment. May is a great month to view birds. In …

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That’s Water-clover

Not a lucky four-leaf clover. Every now and then, I get a familiar call: “I found a huge patch of four-leaf clovers in a wetland. What’s going on?” I respond: “Those are water-clover leaves, not those of the lucky four-leaf clover. So cancel the trip to Vegas.” Once, a perplexed biologist studying waterfowl food habits in playa wetlands called: “I found this big, dark brown seed in a duck’s crop and can’t figure out what plant it is from.” To …

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