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Gorgeous, Cool Morning Fishing The Elkhorn

I enjoyed a gorgeous, cool morning fishing in Nebraska’s Elkhorn River and backwater areas with a couple young family members of mine as well as a young family friend. I’d highly encourage you and your family to take advantage of Nebraska’s nice, cool summer weather while we have it by goin’ out and doin’ a little fishin’! You don’t need fancy stuff, we used simple tackle and nightcrawlers. Don’t forget your fishin’ permits for those 16 and older! Have fun, …

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Goin’ Catfishin’ on the Channel 6 Outdoor Report

Who doesn’t love to catch catfish this time of year in Nebraska waters? I sure do, especially the flatheads! So, I’ll be prodding you to step outside and fish for post-spawn, hungry channel, blue or flathead catfish during the cooler parts of the day and offer some universal tips to help improve your catfishing success on my Weekly Channel 6 Outdoor Report tonight! The Weekly Outdoor Report airs on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com LIVE Thursday evening at …

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Fish and Wildlife Convention Week

It’s been a very busy, but enjoyable and exciting week for us at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. We hosted and participated in the 2013 Annual Summer Meeting for the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Association here in Omaha. Base camp for it was the Hilton Hotel in downtown Omaha. From invasive species to mule deer and trout, from presentations to committee meetings and exhibits, this big meeting covered the gamut of conservation topics that are synonymous the …

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Catfish Stocked at Lake Halleck for Family Fishing Night

Quick blog post to let you know that just yesterday at Lake Halleck in Papillion, 130  really nice 2 to 5 pound channel catfish (see pic below) were stocked from the Game and Parks Commission’s North Platte Fish Hatchery. The fish are just in time for Family Fishing Night which runs from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday evening at the lake! Hope to see you and your family out there! Let’s try to catch some of these beauties! Special thanks to …

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Time Outdoors in Summer is So Fun, Makes Cool Memories!

As this Independence Day Weekend of 2013 draws to a close, I got to thinking just how much fun spending time in the outdoors really is in summer and how cool the memories are! So, what I’ve decided to do with this blog post, is to share some of our Wagner family photos  (memories) from the weekend spent with my in-laws at their place on Kuesters Lake just east of Grand Island, NE. Here’s a photo of my wife Polly …

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Geothermal Ponds, The Bulldog and Yellow Perch

I was a guest angler at my Brother-In-Law Dean’s neat, new place yesterday. This isn’t just any place. This is Nebraska’s first eco-friendly, geothermal neighborhood/private ponds development area called The Bridges on the southwest edge of Lincoln, NE: http://www.thebridgesne.com/Downloads/Geothermal.pdf Pretty area! It even has a cool recirculating waterfall that empties into one of the lakes. My fishing partner for the day was my Brother-in-Law Dean’s English bulldog named Harley. He was a trip! When I waded the shoreline, HE WADED the …

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River Monsters, Turtle Man and The Storm

You know from the title of this blog that it’s gonna be CRAAA-ZY  BA-BY! But then, you know me, and you know it will be crazy! Yesterday was a wild day for me an a buddy to catch-and-release fish the Elkhorn River northwest of Gretna (my hometown) in Sarpy County, NE. It started out to be a decent day for wettin’ lines – warm, humid, barometric pressure droppin’,  partly to mostly  cloudy. A pretty morning early morning period. And yes, …

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Carp-O-Rama on Channel 6 Outdoor Segment

If you know me, you know that I loooove fishin’ for carp! So, it’s only fitting that I will be promoting the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s ‘carp carnival’ called Carp-O-Rama on my Channel 6 Outdoor Report this week. Carp-O-Rama will be held at Pawnee Lake near Lincoln on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Carp fishing is fun for all ages! Catch more information about Carp-O-Rama and see video from previous years’ events by tuning in Thursday evening …

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Award-Winning Teeg Stouffer, Recycled Fish on Great Outdoor Radio Show

He was recently named one of Field & Stream Magazine’s Heroes of Conservation because of what he and the non-profit organization he founded have greatly accomplished for conservation and conservation stewardship. He’s a life-long angler. He lives in Bellevue, NE. And, he’s coming to my Great Outdoor Radio Show tomorrow (Saturday) morning! I am proud to announce that Teeg Stouffer of Recycled Fish (www.recycledfish.org) joins me on my airwaves. Here’s a shot of Teeg with the mag. You’ll find Teeg …

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Went Fishin’

Today, the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend 2013, members of the Wagner Family who were available to go fishing – went. We sure had a great time! We fished the waters of  the Elkhorn River as well as an Elkhorn River oxbow pond in western Sarpy County, NE that a buddy of mine owns. Thanks Mark! The oxbow pond looked like a picturesque postcard this afternoon. The river was beautiful as well. One of my objectives was to take my …

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