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Thank You!

Our Take ’em Fishing challenge has been completed, all the prizes have been distributed.  Let me share a few statistics with you: We had 4,270 entries from 3,547 people.  Most participants just entered once, but some entered multiple times.  The most entries by one person was sixteen. Forty-four percent of the entries were for first-time anglers.  Of course, most of those first-timers were kids, but some folks took their spouses and 4% even took a brother or sister! Twenty-four percent …

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I Am an Angler

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I have often touted fishing as the perfect sport because EVERYONE can participate.  Oh sure, you can be a spectator, but you shouldn’t be! TakeMeFishing.org recently started a campaign which includes a series of videos of various anglers telling their stories.  The “I Am an Angler” theme is that fishing is for everyone and anglers come in a diversity of shapes, sizes, and stories!  If you have some extra time this weekend, follow the link and watch the videos.  They …

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Take ‘Em Fishing!

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Who took you? Who got you started fishing?  Dad?  Mom?  Granddad?  Grandmother?  Uncle?  Friend? I am betting it was one of those folks, and I am betting it started with just one trip, maybe one fish, and you were fascinated and hooked for life (pun intended)! So, who are you going to take? Oh, I know, many of you reading this have already done that, likely have already introduced not one but several folks to fish and fishing.  But, in …

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Why? What?

In recent years there has been a lot of research into the motivation of anglers.  Most of that has been done because we believe we need to better understand anglers and why they fish in order to recruit more of them to fish and keep them fishing.  There is a lot of truth to that.  I am not going to review all of that research, but I do want to mention a few things that have stuck in my mind. …

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Cabela’s Promotion

Cabela’s is offering a tagged fish promotion again this year.  Some of these fish will be present in Nebraska waters, so you might as well sign up and take advantage of it! Here is some additional information, Cabela’s® Announces the 2013 Fish for Millions Promotion Competition begins May 4; grand prize could reach $2 million SIDNEY, Neb. (April 15, 2013) – Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today the 2013 Fish for Millions, …

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Youth Fishing Instructor Workshop

This has been mentioned before, but I want to bring it up one more time.  I have mentioned our volunteer youth fishing instructors and the great things they accomplish for us many times on my blog.  If you would be interested in becoming one of those instructors and pitching in to help, we could use you and here is a chance for some of your to take the certification workshop:

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Mahoney Ice Fishing Clinic

Last weekend we hosted an ice-fishing clinic on the Century Link Pond at Mahoney State Park, http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/parks/guides/parksearch/showpark.asp?Area_No=273 .  I did not publicize this event ahead of time because we had as many folks as we could handle sign up for it.  We had a great turn out and a great time, let me share some photos. Here is everyone spread out fishing: We had a variety of ice-fishing equipment and talked to folks about all of it and how it …

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