Home » Barbs and Backlashes » Memorial Day, 2024

Memorial Day, 2024

I will pretty much tell you May and June are two of the best months for open-water fishing in Nebraska.  That is true every year, a variety of waters, for a variety of fish.

For that reason, Memorial Day weekend is one when a lot of fish are caught.  Oh sure, some wet, stormy weather can put a damper on that, but you really should be fishing.  NOW!  Yes, the weekend will be busy, yes, there will be other folks out there doing the same things.  Don’t mean nothing.


I have used this “mash up” as an example of some of the fish my family and I have caught on Memorial Day weekend over the years:


Wonder what it will be this year?

In the middle of your feasting, family time, and recreating, make sure to remember what it is all about.  After all, it is called “Memorial Day”.

Ft. McPherson National Cemetary, Nebraska. Wikimedia photo.

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.

Check Also

Bluegill are a great catch for summer fishing

It’s hot. It’s humid. Whew! Yeah, it’s summer alright. Hey, has your fishing success slowed …