Home » Tag Archives: youth fishing.

Tag Archives: youth fishing.

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. As a parent, I can tell you firsthand that spending time fishing with your son or daughter can be a key cog in their emotional development and mental well-being, as well as a contributing factor to what is referred to as a filial bond. And, it continues through the years and never really stops. In fact, it rolls on further with grandchildren. There are reasons why you should take your son or daughter fishing …

Read More »

FUNdamentals of Fishing

He is adorable. He is unpredictable. He is often impatient. He is moving almost nonstop from morning to night. And, from all indicators, he absolutely loved his first fishing experience! He is my grandson, 17-month old Jackson Edward Wagner. For young kids, exposure to something means everything. It’s the make up of young children to touch the very things in their environment that even their parents find somewhat squeamish. University of Chicago research shows that touch is one of the most important senses for developing children because it helps …

Read More »

Cops and Bobbers

It was a fun day yesterday for more than 200 youths and their families at the annual Cops and Bobbers fishing event held at Omaha’s Benson Park Lagoon sponsored by our friends at Omaha Police with assistance from us at Game and Parks.  Here’s a really neat, short video from the event that Omaha Police Officer Kevin Wiese put together: It was also nice to have Omaha’s Mayor Jean Stothert waterside. Of course, I got in on the action helping …

Read More »

Photos of, Record Crowd at Lake Halleck’s Family Fishing Night

We had record-breaking attendance (well over 600 people) for tonight’s NE Game and Parks/WOWT 6 Family Fishing Night at Lake Halleck in Papillion, NE.  It was a beautiful night and a fun time was had by all! Special thanks to Ross Jernstrom and Omaha’s WOWT 6 News for the advanced publicity on the event! Below are some photos of the night to share with you. Get more information on upcoming family fishing nights by clicking here. Hope to see you and your …

Read More »

Nothing to Carp About

The nice spring weather here in Nebraska this weekend was certainly nothing to carp about and neither was the fishing action today along one of Nebraska’s water trails — the Elkhorn River as well as in a nearby backwater pond! My buddy Andre and I took his eight year-old daughter Isabelle fishing on her Uncle Mark’s land. She had a blast catching carp using whole nightcrawlers! Even I landed one. It was just great to be outside and enjoy fishing with Isabelle and Andre. Remember, whenever there’s an opportunity to take a …

Read More »

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.

Read More »

High School Bass Fishing Champs on Talk Radio

You’ve most likely seen them on TV with me and Omaha’s Channel 6 crew… Now, you’ll meet them on talk radio. Gretna High Juniors Eric Soe (left of me) and Payne Ahrens (right of me), Nebraska’s 2013 State High School Bass Fishing Champions, visit with you on my Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning! Hey, these fellas really know bass fishin’ and their preparin’ to go to the next level of competition (http://gretnabass.com/) Don’t miss an opportunity to chat with …

Read More »

High School Bass Tournament, Ahrens and Soe on Channel 6 Outdoors

Don’t miss my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 when the recent Nebraska State High School Bass Fishing Tournament will be featured along with the winning team of Payne Ahrens and Eric Soe of Gretna High School. See the tournament and the guys by tuning in to my Weekly Outdoor Report that airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com Thursday evening during the station’s 6 p.m. CST sportscast. If you’re unable to view the live broadcast …

Read More »

State Champion Bass Anglers on August 17th Radio Show

Quick note to let you know that I just booked these two awesome anglers and Gretna High Dragons – Eric Soe and Payne Ahrens who won the recent Nebraska State High School Bass Fishing Tournament for my Saturday, August 17th LIVE Great Outdoor Radio Show on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM and online at www.1620thezone.com from 9-10 a.m. CST. Tune in!

Read More »

Catfish Stocked at Lake Halleck for Family Fishing Night

Quick blog post to let you know that just yesterday at Lake Halleck in Papillion, 130  really nice 2 to 5 pound channel catfish (see pic below) were stocked from the Game and Parks Commission’s North Platte Fish Hatchery. The fish are just in time for Family Fishing Night which runs from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday evening at the lake! Hope to see you and your family out there! Let’s try to catch some of these beauties! Special thanks to …

Read More »