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Robinson Reports: Slabbing Success

Though the weather has turned colder now, the fishing action has remained hot. The water temperatures have varied anywhere from 41 to 46 in the areas we’ve been fishing, but the fish have yet to slow down. At the Tri County canal system, the saugers are gathered in somewhat predictable areas and definitely stocking up for winter. We found them in water from 12 to 30 foot deep. With the water temps down to 41 degrees, it’s safe to say …

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Cops and Bobbers

Our Nebraska Game and Parks Commission family fishing trailer, several agency staffers and a host of volunteer fishing instructors were on hand today to lend assistance to some 70-80 folks who braved the high winds at Omaha’s Benson Park Lagoon and participated in the annual Cops and Bobbers fun fishing event for kids and families sponsored by Omaha Police. Here are some quick pics of the event to share with you.

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Thought for the Weekend

Quick post here before the weekend.  Looks like a nice fall weekend ahead of us.  I realize there are a lot of hunting opportunities to take advantage of right now, but do not forget that fall offers some of the best open-water fishing of the year too!  Whatever you do, get outside and enjoy it! You can see where I got that photo/inspirational saying, check it out, everythingsmallmouth. GO FISH!

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Finally Got One!

Several times I have blogged about the tagging of flathead catfish at Branched Oak Reservoir; Flathead Tagging, Some Field Work, 71.6 on your radio dial–All Flatheads All the Time! And this year I blogged about some of the results of that work, Branched Oak Flatheads.  That research is really cool and I am thrilled to have been able to slip out of the office once in awhile to assist.  Simply put, the work being done on Branched Oak flathead catfish is some of the most …

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NE High School Anglers at Regional Bass Championship

At the FLW Southern Conference High School Bass Fishing Championship at Lake Texoma (with its 1,250 miles of shoreline) this Past Saturday, Payne Ahrens and Eric Soe of Gretna High School along with their boat caption, Cory Roll, had a great time and represented Nebraska and their hometown of Gretna well! There were seven teams with thirteen anglers. They fished seven hours and weighed just four fish. The winning team won with two fish weighing in at three pounds to …

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Combodacious

Got to share some photos with you today.  Fall is a a great time to both hunt and fish in Nebraska!  To prove it, my friend Steve has been telling me about the success he and his grandson have been having this fall.  First, they slipped up to the Gavins Point tailwaters to snag a paddlefish. In spite of government shut-downs and predictions of the flood gates being open and the best paddlefish snagging area being off-limits to anglers, the …

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Talkin’ Trout on TV

Pan-sized rainbow trout stockings for fall and winter trout fishing come front and center on my live Weekly Outdoor Report, Thursday at 6 p.m. CST  during the sportscast with Greg Ortiz on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. In northwest Omaha,  Standing Bear Lake at 138th & Fort Street already has received 7,000 of these hearty 10-inch rainbow trout! You can get information on the trout stockings in advance of the broadcast on Daryl Bauer’s Barbs and Backlashes blog. On my report, …

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A Moment of Reflection. . .

Slow down! Hooked myself in the ear once.  NO, I was not using a Quantum reel at the time.  It was my own stupid fault, I was goofing around while making a cast, felt something smack me in the back of the head, and then there was the weight of an artificial lure (an old Bomber by the way) hanging from my ear. My Dad extracted it with his pocket knife.  I don’t think there are many nerves in a …

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Adventure Report, September 11, 2013

You all know that I love to travel Nebraska, fish a variety of waters, catch a variety of fish, hopefully big ones, and tell you all about it.  Yep, I am going to do that again here, but this time with a little different twist. In spite of what you may think, I am not traveling the state all the time.  Like most folks, much of the time I am working out of the office, at Game & Parks headquarters …

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