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Two watercraft inspection workshops scheduled

LINCOLN, Neb. – Watercraft inspection workshops are scheduled for Feb. 22 at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area Visitor Center and March 1 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium. The workshops, which begin at 7 p.m., will provide an overview of the current Nebraska Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program, current regulations, status of these problem species across Nebraska, things boat owners, operators and/or mechanics need to look for and what they can do to prevent the spread of AIS, and steps to remove AIS …

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Become a Certified Youth Fishing Instructor Aug. 20

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will certify youth fishing instructors Aug. 20 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, 21502 W. Neb. Hwy. 31, Gretna, from 9 a.m. to noon. Youth fishing instructors will receive training and tools to conduct fishing clinics. These volunteers will have access to Nebraska Game and Parks’ loaner fishing equipment and educational materials for events, as well as receive program incentives. They also are encouraged to volunteer for such Nebraska Game and Parks programs as Family …

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Aquarium, Korth on Radio Show

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Ak-sar-ben Aquarium/Schramm Park SRA complex near Gretna, NE and its role in outdoor/aquatic education will be featured on Saturday morning’s Great Outdoor Radio Show. Ever been there and checked out the big blue catfish in their large aquarium? My special guest on the program will be Tony Korth, Fisheries Biologist and Director of the Aquarium for the Commission. The Great Outdoor Radio Show, the Omaha-metro area’s only outdoor talk radio show, airs LIVE on Omaha’s …

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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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Fly Fishing School is June 20 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium

LINCOLN – People looking to learn the basics of fly fishing are invited to attend Fly Fishing School on June 20 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium and Schramm Park State Recreation Area. This six-hour class will be presented by the Cornhusker Fly Fishers beginning at 9 a.m. It will cover such things as casting, terminology, fly selection, catching fish, strategies, fish food, and ethical handling and releasing of fish. The cost is $15. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To …

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Let’s Talk Walleyes

The weather has broke and I know we all are chomping at the bit to be outdoors, but I still have a seminar or two scheduled.  Here is the next one: Walleye Fishing Workshop Set for March 12 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium LINCOLN – The public is invited to a free walleye fishing workshop March 12 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium near Gretna. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission fisheries outreach program manager Daryl Bauer will present the 7 p.m. workshop, which will include …

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Walleye Fishing Workshop Set for March 12 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium

LINCOLN – The public is invited to a free walleye fishing workshop March 12 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium near Gretna. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission fisheries outreach program manager Daryl Bauer will present the 7 p.m. workshop, which will include a discussion on walleye habitat, management and fishing techniques. The aquarium is located in Schramm Park State Recreation Area, 5 miles south of Interstate 80, exit 432. For more information, call the aquarium at 402-332-3901.

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Stop the Presses Again, Another Big Fish!

Just a week ago I told you about a big flathead catfish caught from Branched Oak Reservoir, Stop the Presses, Big Fish!  This week I have another monster fish to tell you about. I have been saying that there are some blue catfish in our Missouri River that are large enough to break our existing, 44-year old, rod & reel blue catfish record.  Last week that record came really close to being toppled. Bob Campbell down in southeast Nebraska caught …

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Snakes of Nebraska Weekend at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium

LINCOLN – The snakes of Nebraska will be displayed and discussed during a workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 19-20 at the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium. Dennis Ferraro, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln county extension educator, will display 29 species of snakes found in Nebraska and answer questions about the reptiles. Attending this workshop is a fun way to learn about snake identification, their habitat, and their value to people. In addition, the aquarium is a great place to visit …

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Snakes Weekend at Aquarium Featured on Channel 6

SSSSsssss … A cool, slithering topic is on TV this week and I’m gettin’ the word out early about it! Don’t miss my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 during sports at 6 p.m. CST on Thursday, when I’ll be highlighting the big  ‘Snakes of Nebraska’  weekend at the air-conditioned Aksarben Aquarium in Schramm Park south of Gretna. As you will see on the outdoor report, this is a definite must-attend event for the whole family! The featured presenter …

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