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A Trip to the Dark Side

There is a very interesting story in this month’s issue of NEBRASKAland.  It is a story that Jeff Kurrus wrote.  Let me tell you a little bit about Jeff. . . .

Jeff is a Tennessee boy, hard-core fisherman, but he had a whole new world to experience once he moved to Nebraska.  I had done some “stuff” over the phone with Jeff before he moved here and started working for NEBRASKAland.  Naturally, as soon as he got here, he looked me up.  We talk fishing often.

As you can imagine, Jeff was not much of an ice-angler before he moved north to Nebraska.  Eventually, he decided he had to start exploring this dark obsession that many of us have during the winter.  I consulted with him frequently along his path to the “dark side”.  He is hooked now, and his story about the process is a good one, especially if you too are considering starting down the path to ice fishing addiction.  Read it, learn from it, but I am warning you. . . !

One Way to Start, A Personal Introduction to Ice Fishing

Photo of Jeff’s daughter ice fishing. Photo taken from the NEBRSAKAland story, taken by Jeff Kurrus.

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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