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Fine Day Yesterday on the Corne de Cerf

With yet another cold, wet weather pattern upon us here in the Heartland, I thought I’d share with you what a fine day it was yesterday on the river French Fur Trappers called Corne de Cerf, French for the horn of the elk, because of its meandering nature and tributaries. It was a nice spring day indeed to be on the Elkhorn!

My buddy and I weren’t the only living, breathing things on the river this last Tuesday afternoon in April either. So were a pair of American White Pelicans. Aren’t they cool!

I also spotted this Canada Goose. I never tire of watching geese!

Fishing action was steady on plump pan-sized channel catfish.

Here’s a freshwater drum I caught, another common river specie in the Elkhorn. The fun of Nebraska river fishing is not knowing what fish might be on the end of the line!

The leaf matter amid the green grass of the river’s woodland edge produced some of these – morel mushrooms! Mmm …

All in all I fine spring day to be on the Corne de Cerf!

This spring in Nebraska, I’d encourage you to take advantage of any pockets or stretches of nice weather when we have them! Enjoy!

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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