First blog post after getting back in the office for the new year.  I want to make quick mention of a couple of things anglers need to know about, new for 2016. . . .

First of all, the annual fishing forecast is available on-line, 2016 Fishing Forecast.  Start studying it and planning your fishing trips accordingly RIGHT NOW!


Secondly, a new year means a new fishing guide as well, 2016 Fishing Guide.


Every angler should take at least a few minutes to look over the 2016 Fishing Guide, remind yourself of the rules and regulations, see if there are any changes that you should know.

Hard copies of both publications should be available at bait and tackle shops soon.  As we swing into sport show season, look for them there too.

We certainly have safe ice in some parts of Nebraska right now and fish are being pulled through holes in the ice.  However, other parts of the state, other waters are not quite there yet.  Wherever you go, every time you walk on the ice, make sure it is safe!  Safe Ice, Ice Safe.  But certainly, where we have safe ice now, 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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