Got a different blog post today. One of the things I do in my position as Fisheries Outreach Program Manager for the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is take care of a number of media requests concerning fish and fishing in Nebraska.
With the cold weather and finally some safe ice this winter, I have had a few inquiries from TV reporters recently. I thought this story went very well:
There is a video there. Sorry, normally I would just embed that here in my blog post, but I cannot get the embed code to work. If you want to watch it, you will have to follow that link, or this one:
Once again I caught fish on camera. I did not say big fish, but I caught fish, mostly bluegills, but then one small pike showed up. If you look close at the footage, you can see the pike. It was tagged. You can see me trying to scrape algae off of the tag and read the tag number. . . .
#1664, the tag number that is. Interestingly, that fish was tagged when it was stocked as a 13-inch advanced fingerling a year ago last fall. I did not get an accurate measurement of the fish, you can judge for yourself. Of course it was released, tag still in place, and I will be back to catch it when it is bigger, a lot bigger!
Luckily, the pike did not break off my tungsten jig when I caught him!
Looks like the on-ice clinic at Flanagan is a “go” for this Saturday. If you want more information, check HERE.
The camera guy along for the story took some still photos while we were there. Kindly, he sent me a couple. I will close with one of them.
I do not know what the conversation was. I think I am saying “Here, we drill holes here. Fish HERE.”