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Fall Trout Stocking Update

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I would blog about something else, but my phone keeps ringing.  Everyone wants to know if their favorite urban or parks pond has been stocked with the 10-inch rainbows yet.  When we publish a stocking schedule, we always post a disclaimer–a breakdown, bad weather, unforeseen events will result in a change in the schedule.  It happens, or should I say, “it happened”: Fremont Lakes SRA No. 2 trout stocking delayed October 15, 2020 LINCOLN, Neb. – Due to vehicle mechanical …

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Gavins Reminder

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I know this has been publicized already, but I am going to put it out there again.  If you are still snagging paddlefish, everything is going to change on Monday, and you better know about it.  Especially note the last paragraph in this news release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Gavins Point Dam spillway gate to undergo maintenance, some impact on anglers during paddlefish season expected YANKTON, S.D. — The maintenance will require water to flow from a …

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News Items, October 13, 2020

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A couple of news releases I have seen that I want to publicize some more.  First, in part. . . Commissioners to consider sport fishing orders at Oct. 15 meeting LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider amendments to sport fishing orders when it meets Oct. 15 in Ogallala. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. Mountain time at the Keith County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 1000 W. 3rd St. Proposed sport fishing amendments will include orders …

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Thought of the Week

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I have nothing today.  Might as well turn it over to the Muppets: Gotta love fish jokes.  Gotta love a guy with boomerang fish! Maybe I got nothing today because my mind is back on the river. . . . The citation on this quote is that it comes from a Chinese philosopher.  I hope the Chinese do not mind if I changed a word or two. Do not know if I am successful or not.  Some days I wonder.  …

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Western Adventure

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NOTE:  THIS IS MY BLOG AND I OFTEN POST WHERE I HAVE BEEN, WHAT I HAVE DONE AND WHAT I HAVE CAUGHT.  AT TIMES SOME OF THOSE THINGS ARE OF A PERSONAL NATURE.  THIS PARTICULAR POST WILL NOT BE SPECIFICALLY ABOUT FISHING IN NEBRASKA.  I WAS OUTTA STATE.  SO, IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ IT, DON’T.  HOWEVER, IT WILL INCLUDE FISH AND FISHING AND I WILL MAKE SOME COMMENTS RELATING TO NEBRASKA NEAR THE END. My family and …

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Fall Trout Stockings, 2020

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Starting with the news release: LINCOLN, Neb. – Rainbow trout are being stocked in city ponds and state park and recreation area lakes across the state by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. These stockings will enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter. Stocking schedules can change on short notice for a variety of reasons. The following is a tentative stocking schedule, including quantities: Week of Oct. 5 – Grabel Pond No. 1, Fort Robinson SP – 1,200; Grabel Pond …

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Outta the Office

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I do not do this often.  I blog regularly, no matter where I am, what I am doing.  But, I gotta tell you I may be off my schedule a bit here this coming week.  I will be traveling to a family celebration, a niece’s wedding.  Being out of the office, away from the computer, I likely will not post blogs as regularly as usual. Never fear, some time on the water will get worked in.  When I get back, I …

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Skunk Stories

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If you have spent anytime in the great out-of-doors, you should have a skunk story or three.  If you do not, well, you need to spend more time outdoors. I can think of several.  How to arrange them. . . ? Chapter 1, In the Beginning I have heard lots of skunk stories.  Can remember some doozies from my granddads.  Back in the day, skunk pelts were worth some money.  Gramps Roth would have said, “back when a dollar was …

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National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2020

In case you missed the memo.  This coming Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day. I know you are probably as tired as I am of politicians and bureaucrats telling you what to do, but the Governor proclaimed it! If you want to watch yesterday’s proclamation ceremony, GO HERE. There you go.  Do you need any more excuses to get outdoors to hunt or fish this weekend?  Better yet, how about seeing if you can combo-up, hunt and fish both!  …

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