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Go Fish, Now

We are well into May now.  It is time to fish!  I will tell you generally, May and June are two of the best months for open-water fishing in Nebraska.  I do not care what species you like to catch, which waters you like to fish–Do Not Pass “Go”, Do Not Collect $200, Just Go Fish!  Now!

Sure gather as much information as you can get.  But, you really do not need to fish for fishing reports.  Make your own:


Pick a good spot, 2024 Fishing Forecast.  They are biting, now.

Another question I smile every time I hear it:


There are only about a million ways to catch fish.  For example, there have been volumes written on catching walleyes, in the spring, post-spawn, from reservoirs.  Everyone wants easy answers, but sometimes it takes more than that.  Easy answer?  You have to be fishing in the right place, at the right time, in the right manner.  Best way to figure that out is time on the water!

If I knew all of those answers, I would not be sitting here on the computer.

I would be fishing!

Come to think of it, I would be fishing anyway.

Hope you get on the water to do some field research this weekend!


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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