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Lost His Favorite Rod

This post has nothing to do with Nebraska, or fishing in Nebraska.

It does have everything to do with fishing, and is a great story.  Give it a read!


If you have fished for a while, you might have a story or two about lost fishing rods.  Off the top of my head, a couple come to mind, funny, both from ice-fishing.  One of them, Grove Lake never did return.  The other, we could see the buoyant handle of the rod bouncing along under the clear ice.  It kept moving because the monster fish was still pulling it.  It took drilling a couple, three quick holes, but eventually my son, nephews and I were able to grab it.  Landed the fish too, a monstrous 6-inch bluegill!

But, chances are if you lose that favorite rod in the lake, whether it has your name on it or not, it is gone!

Have a great weekend and remember to hold on to your fishing pole!


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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