Like many of you, I am out the door for the long, Memorial Day weekend! Time for a short blog post before I go. . . . Fish are biting. I know there will be a lot of folks “wet a line” this weekend, and they should! I have often said that May and June are two of the best months for fishing open-water in Nebraska. We are right in the middle of that now, a variety of species are …Read More »
It is the eve of the Memorial Day weekend; the unofficial, official start to summer. I know many of you have big plans for the weekend, camping, boating, picnicking, and yes, of course, FISHING! We are right in the middle of May-June, some of the best fishing of the year, every year, on waters all over the state for a variety of species. Simply put, right now, do not ask where, do not ask what baits, do not pass “GO”, …Read More »
Good Day to Fish?
You can start a good discussion, if not an argument, among a bunch of hard-core anglers by asking when are the best times, best days to fish. There will be talk about moon phases, solunar periods, cold fronts, falling barometers, alignment of planets and maybe even some astrology. This pretty much describes my opinion: Seriously, there are so many variables that influence fish behavior and fishing success that it is impossible to isolate any one variable and label it as …Read More »
News Items Before Holiday Weekend
There are a couple, three, water-related, fishing, boating news items I want to mention, spread the word about, before this holiday weekend. Goose Lake WMA Open in Time for Memorial Day Weekend LINCOLN – Goose Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located southeast of Chambers in Holt County, will reopen to public access beginning May 28. The area had been closed earlier this spring while the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission treated the lake to suppress the growth and spread of …Read More »
A Memorial Day Weekend Tribute
The three-day Memorial Day weekend is about the fun of getting together with family and friends for cookouts, camping expeditions, fishing excursions, river float trips, etc. However, Memorial Day weekend is truly about saluting and remembering those individuals in the U.S. Military who lost their lives while in the service to our country, particularly in combat. My thoughts also drift to my son-in-law, Tyler Nichols of Omaha, NE. Tyler is currently serving with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. Tyler and …Read More »
Is the new boat ramp at Burchard open yet?
One of the most popular questions in my office this week is the one that titles this blog post. Folks assume that since it has been raining, the new boat ramp at Burchard must be open already: Burchard Lake filling slowly– boat ramp remains closed An aquatic habitat rehabilitation project at Burchard Reservoir a couple of years ago required an 11-foot draw down to repair the outlet structure. During the project, enough water remained in the reservoir to maintain the …Read More »