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“Daddy Sang Bass. . . “

My Grandpa Bauer could pick up several instruments and play them, by ear.  I am told he and his brothers had a little band and played some barn dances and gigs like that in western Nebraska.  Man, what I wouldn’t give to hop in a time machine and travel back to listen to them play.  My Gramps Roth played the harmonica.

Apparently, that music vein did not branch out into either limbs of my Bauer or Roth family trees.  I can play a pretty sweet tune on a turkey call, but that’s about it.  When I was younger, I had a wild idea about playing the banjo, and I started guitar lessons once upon a time.  I gave it up because it interfered with my fishing, hunting and trapping.  Maybe if I had played the bass I would have been more serious about it.


This one sounds about right.

Remember, you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish.

Have a great weekend everyone, GO HUSKERS and don’t forget to GO FISH!

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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