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Fishing is about catching fish, but so much more

It’s a sport. It’s a hobby. It’s a profession. It’s a pastime. It’s a lifestyle. Fishing. The image of a parent and child on a fishing trip is one that’s historically iconic in our country. For those of us who are of the “baby boomer” generation, think back to the classic sitcom likenesses of The Andy Griffith Show with Andy and Opie sharing a heart-to-heart when wetting lines. This scenario cements the American idea of fishing as a parent-child bonding activity and teaches a great deal of life skills. As a parent, I can tell …

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Reel Therapy: Fishing!

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.  ~Doug Larson Because I know of places where the water seems endless. Because the day is bright and the sand pulse along the shore is warm. Because I enjoy the challenge, pursuit and thrill of the catch (and release).  These are the primary reasons why we anglers wet lines. But there’s more to it. Really, there is. Every angler has his or her …

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Olympic Sport

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Last winter I blogged about the world ice-fishing championship held in Europe, USA! USA! .  I am not going to tell you that I am completely familiar with international fishing competitions, but I know that at least some of them are quite different from what we have here in the United States. Some international fishing competitions, like the ice-fishing championship held last winter, are match-fishing competitions where teams compete, and anglers fish as teams.  In a match fishing format, anglers may …

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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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Come to Family Fishing Night on Channel 6 Outdoors

On my Weekly Channel 6 Outdoor Report, I’ll be encouraging you and your family to come to come join the fun at Papillion’s popular Family Fishing Night event at Lake Halleck next Thursday, July 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. Lake Halleck is located just a quarter mile to the east of the intersection of Washington and Lincoln Streets in downtown Papillion. Here are some pics from last year’s event. You’ll notice that we in Game and Parks provide the fishing …

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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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Line to Anglers: Don’t Hook, Tangle Wildlife!

Discarded fishing equipment such as abandoned line, hooks, weights, etc. continues to be a major problem for the environment and a major threat to an array of wildlife in and around the water. It can maim and kill birds and other wildlife! Look what happened to this cormorant! Just yesterday at Carter Lake in northeast Omaha, avid birder Jim Ducey of Omaha, NE brought to my attention yet another graphic incident involving birds getting tangled up with discarded fishing tackle. This …

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Daryl Bauer Comes to Great Outdoor Radio Show

Nebraska’s fish and fishing guru Daryl Bauer of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Fisheries Division comes to your airwaves Saturday morning on The Great Outdoor Radio Show. We have much to talk about when it comes to fishing here in the Cornhusker State this spring, don’t we? Absolutely! I know Daryl’s looking forward to your phone calls (he gets tired of hearing from me, HA!). I will tell you that Daryl spends tons of time on the water and …

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GOIN’ FISHIN’ ON WOWT OUTDOOR REPORT

We’re gonna tell you why you should wet a line in eastern Nebraska’s smaller to mid-sized reservoirs this spring on The Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 (www.wowt.com) Thursday night. We’ll be featuring a couple of them not far from Omaha. In fact, this smaller water body (see map below) fits that bill and we’ll chat about it. What water body is it? Think crappie and largemouth bass! The Weekly Outdoor Report on WOWT/Channel 6 and www.wowt.com airs …

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