It was a lesson learned. Unfortunately, like many things in life, it was learned the hard way. It was a beautiful fall evening. From what I could see, it looked like there should be a fish or two up feeding. I bounced my crankbait off a rock, paused for just a split second, and felt the “thump” on my line, that “thump” that I live for. I set the hooks into a really nice fish. As I fought it, right …Read More »
This coming Memorial Day weekend, more walleyes will be caught from Nebraska reservoirs than will be caught most any other week of the year. In fact, on some waters more walleyes will be caught this coming weekend than any other month. We have years of angler survey data from several Nebraska reservoirs that demonstrate that is a fact. The walleye spawn is over. The fish have scattered, and they are feeding. Oh sure, some cold, bad weather might slow that …Read More »
Right Size Jig
It is hard to write a blog about fishing jigs. Jigs come in an infinite variety of sizes, shapes, styles, colors, bodies, etc., etc. Likewise, jigs can be fished in a variety of ways for a variety of species of fish. You can catch anything that swims on a jig. Furthermore, if you learn to be a good jig-fisher, you will flat out be a good fisher. Period. Many of the best sticks I know are great jig fishers. So, …Read More »
KVD for CFO
I have not made a Friday post on KVD lately, well, he’s up to something again. . . . Seriously, I am not sponsored by anyone, I am not endorsing or “pushing product”, I just think the videos are hilarious. If you want, check it out, Mystery Tacklebox. It’s the weekend, remember it is supposed to be fun, and GO FISH!Read More »
Martial Arts Training
I was surfing the web the other day looking for a new workout program for both me and my fishing equipment. I found one, it is pretty rigorous. . . . A behind the scenes peek at our rod blank inspection process 😂 📸 @fishingkakicommunity Posted by Mud Hole Custom Tackle on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Sure hope that propane tank does not go off. Would hate to see what that guy does when he loses a fish. Reminded me …Read More »
Big Fish from the Sky!
This week has been the week after the Super Bowl. The game was fantastic, certainly one of the best ever, so there has been a lot of talk about actual football. In addition to that, and after many Super Bowl games, there is as much talk about the commercials as the actual game. So, on the topic of TV commercials, it has been awhile since I posted a good fishing commercial. Here is one I saw recently that I kinda …Read More »
Plastics on Ice
The equipment advances on the ice-fishing front in the past decade or two have literally been mind-boggling. There is so much modern ice-fishing equipment available now that makes it a lot easier to ice-fish and makes us a lot more effective catching fish through the ice. It all works, they are all different tools for different jobs, the key is using the right tools. A variety of small jigs have been the standard for catching panfish through the ice for …Read More »
TV Fishing Shows
I have not posted any videos from “KVD” and the Mystery Tackle Box recently. This is a good one! I love watching fishing shows on TV, video and the internet as much as the next guy, but take Karl’s advice, you cannot catch anything sitting at home on the couch! GO FISH! And, if you want to take him up on the Mystery Tackle Box offer, that is a great way to try some new baits and presentations and expand …Read More »
It’s Coming, Better Get Ready!
I will not pretend to know when we are going to have fishable ice this winter. The long-range forecasts I have been following are calling for a wetter, but also warmer than average winter. I am still fishing open water and I will absolutely as long as I can. However, I know this, it is time to start thinking about getting the hard-water gear ready to go. There are a number of auger options on the market today, more than …Read More »
Go Fishing! NOW!
By this time I imagine most of you probably have seen our new “Go Fishing” commercial. Just in case you have not . . . . [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IohDx0fuqxQ[/youtube] This is a promotion we are doing this “spring” in order to try to recruit more folks, especially families, to go fishing. To go along with the commercial and other media promotions that we are doing, we have created a web page specifically with information that beginning anglers should find useful, http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/gofishing/ . …Read More »