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Out With the Old, In With the New

I was “out of the office” a little over a week during the holidays.  Man was it hard to go back.

During that time I managed to cover a large portion of the state, dried a few off while I was at it.

Christmas day was low-key.  I slipped out for few hours of fishing–on open water.  Caught a bunch of trout, none of the big ones I was hoping for, but certainly was not skunked.

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New Year’s Day, the day of the first ice fishing trip of the year, came just a few days later.  My son and I found safe ice and some fish, but we did not get a lot to bite.  We covered a lot of water, and here is the New Year’s fish, 2022:

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Be careful on the ice!  It is still early and ice conditions are highly variable.  I have been on as much as 7 inches.  Have also been on a couple waters we did not fish.  Our current cold snap is going to help, but DO NOT assume it is safe.  It takes more and longer cold than you might think.

No fish were harmed in the making of this blog post, all are back swimming in the water from which they were caught.

Lots more to come!

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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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