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Catch and Release, Big Toothies

There is no doubt that Nebraska’s muskie fisheries have garnered more attention from anglers in recent years.  They should, we have some excellent opportunities to catch this greatest North American sport fish trophy. In addition, northern pike continue to be a popular target among many Nebraska anglers.  Pike also are top-of-the-food-chain, apex predators that can be large fish and a prized catch. I hope anglers fishing any Nebraska waters where the big toothy predators are present will treat those fish …

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Crappie Time

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Spring is coming along darned slow this year.  As a result, there are a lot of anxious crappie anglers still waiting for nice weather and a good crappie bite.  Eventually it will come.  It may come in “fits and starts”, or maybe our weather will finally shift and it will be “on”. Regardless, I know the spring crappie bite is on a lot of angler’s minds right now.  Our communications staff here at the Game & Parks thought it was …

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Game Changer!

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There are so many fish and fishing-related things to blog about.  I try to include variety.  I try to include a blend of news, fisheries science, ichthyology and just plain fishing.  A lot of you are likely better sticks than I am, but I also like to include stuff that has worked for me, things that might help someone catch more fish. . . . Well, this is one of the biggest breakthroughs that I have seen in years.  I …

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Great Date Night Idea

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Need a date?  Wait a minute, maybe I should ask if you need a great idea for a date night?  I got one, this Saturday night.  Nebraska’s own Cornhusker Fly Fishers is hosting this year’s International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4): Get your tickets HERE. If you have never been to one of these fly-fishing film festivals, they are a hoot!  The films are excellent, there are lots of big fish, and I guarantee you will get fired up, ready …

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Early Spring Fishing Tips

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I am going to be lazy today.  I do not often do this, only once in a while. . . . My blog post today is simply going to be to share with you something one of my co-bloggers recently posted.  Greg Wagner is one of my best buddies here at Game & Parks.  We talk frequently, and often discuss current topics and potential content for our blogs.  We have both been blogging for several years now, and have learned …

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Ice Fishing Workshop, Holmes

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As I often do, start with the news release.  In this case I took the liberty of modifying it: Learn ice-fishing at events in January LINCOLN, Neb. – Anglers can learn the basics of ice-fishing or pick up a few new tips from experienced anglers at Discover Ice-Fishing clinics this month. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Youth Fishing Program will host two on-ice events and one classroom event. The last on-ice event will be from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 29 …

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“Should I Stay, or Should I Go?”

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If you have read any of my ice fishing “stuff” over the years you have probably heard me say, “Drill baby, drill”.  Fundamentally, when you are ice fishing, you are fishing a relatively small area right below your hole.  If you ain’t catching anything, likely there are not any fish there.  I do not care how good of a “stick” you think you are, you cannot catch ’em where they ain’t.  So, one of the keys to catching fish through …

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Nebraskies on TV!

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Keyes Outdoors produces a muskie fishing show for TV, Keyes Outdoors Muskie Hunting Adventures. You will not find Keyes Outdoors Muskie Hunting Adventures on any Nebraska TV stations.  Who fishes for muskies in Nebraska? I will tell you who fishes for muskies in Nebraska–Keyes Outdoors!  They filmed not just one, but two episodes in Nebraska last year.  The first of the year marks their new TV “season” and guess what two episodes debuted their 2022 season?!  You will want to …

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Ice Fishing Workshop

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Spreading the word on this: Note:  Saturday is in the classroom, bring your questions!  Then, hopefully you can also venture out Sunday morning for hands-on, on-the-ice application of what we spent Saturday afternoon talking about!  Be sure to pre-register, NO CHARGE! Hope to see you there, looking forward to it.  This clinic is always fun and guaranteed you will learn something too!

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While We Wait

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We are getting closer, but depending on where you are we still are waiting for safe ice and ice fishing.  Might as well at least read about it!  One of my buddies here at Game & Parks, Jeff Kurrus, had a good ice-fishing story in the recent issue of Nebraskaland.  He even got the cover! Check it out, Tales and Tips From the Hardwater.

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