Certainly if you have spent anytime watching the news this week you are gloomy. Weather most of the week was that way too, and then it snowed again last night! How about a colorful brook trout to brighten things up? Nebraska does not have a lot of brook trout waters, but we do have a few! I have always said I love those places because they are some of the prettiest in the state, and so are the fish that …Read More »
Trout Slam Update, Summer 2019
It has been way too long since I have given an update on our Trout Slam challenge. Yes, there has been less interest since the challenge was introduced, and there is good reason for that–I will explain in just a minute. However, folks are still out there catching trout, still making progress towards completing their Trout Slam! As of right now we have had 116 anglers enter 223 fish for the Trout Slam. There have been a few mis-identifications or …Read More »
Trout Slam Update, September 2018
It has been a few months since I gave an update on our Trout Slam recognition program . With the weather cooling, one of the best times of year to catch our cold-water trout lies ahead of us. So, let me see if I can pique your interest to get out there and explore our trout waters. Entries during the summer slowed to a trickle, and there were several weeks where I did not see any entries at all. I am …Read More »
Trout Slam Update, May 2018
It was a couple of months ago when I blogged about our first angler to complete the new Trout Slam, First Trout Slam Completed. Let me catch you up on where we are now: We have had four more anglers complete the Trout Slam, Timothy Engelland from Gering, and his wife Roxanne, Chris Nelson from Alliance, and Donald Elliott from Fremont. Congratulations to all, and yes, we finally got the hat pins and certificates, they will be coming in the …Read More »
First Trout Slam Completed!
It was only a month ago that we introduced our new angler recognition program–the Nebraska Trout Slam. At the end of my blog post on the subject I challenged to see who would be first. Well, it did not take long! Alliance angler is first Nebraska Trout Slam recipient ALLIANCE, Neb. — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has its first official Trout Slam angler. Justin Powell of Alliance was the first to meet the requirements of the new program, …Read More »
I am always touting the diversity of fishing opportunities Nebraska has to offer; I believe that is one of the unique things we do offer anglers in the state. That certainly includes cold-water fisheries that are capable of supporting trout year-round. No, I am not talking about the urban and parks waters where we stock put & take trout in the fall, winter and early spring, I am talking about some of the prettiest places in the state where we …Read More »
EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog ain’t about Nebraska. It IS about a lifestyle that includes family and fishing. Even though this particular post is not Nebraska-centric, I suspect many of you will be interested in the adventures anyhow. In fact, most of us have a list of waters in-state and out-of-state that we love to fish, let me drop the names of a few of them here. . . . My immediate family and I spent a week in Montana recently. …Read More »
Fisheries Biologists on Horses???!!!
This blog post is going to be a real easy one for me, I am simply going to tell you to follow a link and read another blog post done by one of my Game & Parks Commission co-workers. Recently, Justin Haag was able to tag along with a couple of our fisheries biologists in western Nebraska while they horse-backed into one of our most remote, and unique, fisheries to do some sampling. Justin blogged about it here, Fisheries Work …Read More »
As I sit here “blogging”, I am pretty sure my open-water fishing for this season is done. Sure you could still find a few areas of open-water and dry off some fish, you can all winter long if you wish, but most Nebraska anglers are going to be hitting the ice soon, very soon. So, that means it is time for me to give a report on my and my son’s fall fishing. In recent weeks I have showed you …Read More »
I had some meetings to attend “out west” a couple of weeks ago. That gave me a chance to re-visit some places I do not get to nearly enough. Fall is one of the prettiest times to be there. I had to stop and catch my breath when I finally saw the end of the road. The view was just as pretty looking back from whence I had just come. Here is one of the cathedrals I visited. And looking …Read More »