NOTE: THIS IS MY BLOG AND I OFTEN POST WHERE I HAVE BEEN, WHAT I HAVE DONE AND WHAT I HAVE CAUGHT. AT TIMES SOME OF THOSE THINGS ARE OF A PERSONAL NATURE. THIS PARTICULAR POST WILL NOT BE SPECIFICALLY ABOUT FISHING IN NEBRASKA. I WAS OUTTA STATE. SO, IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ IT, DON’T. HOWEVER, IT WILL INCLUDE FISH AND FISHING AND I WILL MAKE SOME COMMENTS RELATING TO NEBRASKA NEAR THE END. My family and …Read More »
Zebco Runs Through It
I suppose I better explain the reference in the title of this blog, some of you ain’t old enough to get it. Back in 1992, you know, last century, there was a movie called A River Runs Through It. It was about fly-fishing. Actually, it was about a lot more than that. If you really want to know, check out the old Siskel and Ebert Review. My review is shorter: It was about the adventures of two Maclean brothers growing …Read More »
I am always brain-storming blog ideas. Sometimes I even write a few down before I forget them. I was wondering what light-hearted thing to blog about today. . . but wait, Sunday is Mother’s Day! I am betting in the past few weeks you like me have spent some time reflecting on family and good times past. You are anxious for more good times ahead too, more time with family, but remembering helps right now. I know I have shared …Read More »
Shiny Silver Dollar
Blogged about fishing running through my veins earlier this week. With Father’s Day last weekend, I got to thinking about fishing with my Gramps Roth and a story I want to write down. . . . I have lots of memories of fishing with Gramps when I was a kid, he lived in Atkinson, Nebraska and spent a lot of time fishing, hunting and trapping in that beautiful part of our state. I always looked forward to visiting Gramps, seemed …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 »
Going to go in a personal direction on my blog here again today. Recently a cousin (second cousin actually, but who’s counting?) shared this photo on our family group FaceBook page: The adults in the photo would be my great-grandparents, the boy in overalls, second from the right on the running board would be my Grandpa, Oscar. The photo was taken on the original homestead in western Nebraska. A homestead that is still in the family! 150 Years of Ag: …Read More »
This little video is something else that I saw floating around FaceBook recently: Fish Wishperer Now for all you struggling fishermen and women, try this! Posted by Smart RC and Fishing on Friday, December 30, 2016 Actually, I had a cousin who “tagged” me and called my attention to that video. I replied to him, that upon seeing it, I immediately thought of my Grandma Bauer! Andy said that is exactly what he thought too! I do not know how …Read More »
Where Have All My Heroes Gone?
Every now and then life leads me to write something of a personal nature here on my blog. This is going to be one of those posts. I write these mostly for me, it helps me to take some of the ramblings going on in my head, and put them on a computer screen (don’t actually write them down on paper anymore). If you wish to read it too, that is fine. . . . It is natural when we …Read More »
It’s a Classic
Judging by some of the new shows on cable TV, folks have an interest in where they came from, their ancestry, what makes them, themselves. For the weekend, let me give you a little glimpse into some of my blood, and have some fun with it. . . . I have mentioned before that there is some musical talent in my blood. Let me prove that by sharing a photo one of my cousins shared with me: Here is my …Read More »
Happy New Year!
You all know I fish, a lot. I will spend at least some time on the water somewhere in Nebraska every month of the year. I have mentioned this before, will again here, I have kept detailed fishing notes on every fishing trip I have made since I was about 10 years old (I AM a pointy-headed fish biologist and I have been really serious about my fishing for a LONG time). Organization of each year of my fishing notes …Read More »