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Spot Stealing

I have long known the lengths some will go to discover the spot where someone has been catching fish.  That is especially the case in this day of technology, the interwebs, and cell phones.  It reached a new level (high or low depending on how you look at it) this past week.

I will neither confirm nor deny that I was somewhere in the state of Nebraska on the ice while this incident occurred.  I do know that some were looking.


On one particularly cold day I thought the bald eagle pair and I were the only ones fishing.  Come to find out surveillance balloons were being vectored over Nebraska in an attempt to find out where I was catching fish.  I keep telling folks to just look for the ticks, itch-mites, mosquitoes, owls, wild hogs, coyotes, mountain loins, rattlesnakes and sasquatch if you wanna know where I am.

In addition, I will tell you that I religiously study this document every year:


Very likely, that will tell you where I am fishing.  Recently, here is where I have been catching all my fish:


You never know where I might show up next!

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to 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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