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“Yes, We Have No Muskellunge”

The internet is a funny place, but you know you can believe everything you see and hear there. . . .

Recently, I was admiring some photos and the stories that went along with them about some really nice muskies that had been caught and released.  Yes, I was jealous especially knowing they had been caught from a Nebraska waterbody.  Somewhere in the discussion that followed someone asked, “Which state?”, as in “surely those had to be caught from someplace like Minnesota or Wisconsin”.  I do not know if the inquirer was shocked when the answer came back, “Nebraska”!

You’re darned right, Nebraska!

No, I am not going to tell you that we have muskie fishing that rivals that found in places like Minnesota and Wisconsin, but I am going to tell you that if you want to put in the work to catch a muskie, you can accomplish that on several Nebraska waters.  You might even catch a BIG muskie!

Don’t believe me?  Well, with my recent muskie success, I would not believe me.  So, how about this?

Once again, believe it or not, all of those muskies were caught and released in one day, and they were caught from a Nebraska waterbody!

Many of you will recognize the waterbody, and in fact, many of you will know exactly where some of those fish were caught.  Again I am not trying to be evasive, but if you are wondering which waterbody it might have been, it was listed in the 2018 Fishing Forecast!

Even though I have not been catching them, I love those reports, love the photos, love the videos!  It keeps me motivated, and it is only a matter of time until I hook up again, yes, in Nebraska!


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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