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Happy New Year 2018!

If you have been reading my blog for any time, you know I am whacked.  That is true in many ways, one of which is my celebration of “New Year’s”.  You see, I pay no attention to what some calendar says or when astrological New Year’s occurs, meterological New Year’s, Dick Clark’s New Year’s, whatever.  No, New Year’s Day occurs the first day I walk on the ice to ice fish each year.  Now that is a day worth celebrating!

Again, I am whacked, but I would much prefer to celebrate by watching a jig drop rather than be in a crowd and watch some stupid phony ball drop.  However, I do hear they have some kind of “walleye drop” up Lake Erie way, but even then I do not believe they are on the ice.

Now if that does not get you all fired-up to ice fish, well, maybe I am not the one that is “whacked”.


As you are reading this I will be mostly “out-of-the-office” over the holidays.  I cannot say how much ice-fishing I might get done, that depends on conditions, and where I might be, but if I can walk on water, I’m there, and I will be grinning from ear-to-ear!


And it is a Happy New Year!


P.S.  If you do not understand that last memey-thing, you obviously do not ice fish, and I pity you!

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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