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Ocean of Grass

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Gonna take a break from my usual Friday blog material. . . . Yes, I am all about fishing, almost all the time.  I am also all about Nebraska, all the time.  I’m born and bred Nebraskan, my blood runs red, it is home, I love it. Someday I am going to write a blog about the Nebraska sandhills.  I have not done it yet because I am afraid I cannot capture my thoughts in words.  There have been a …

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Bonus Catfish

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I got outta the office this week to help stock some fish.  Stocking fish is nothing unusual, we will stock over 30 million fish in over 250 Nebraska waterbodies again this year, and once in a while I lend a hand. The species of fish I helped stock was nothing unusual either, channel catfish.  We will stock over 200 thousand channel catfish in over 160 different Nebraska waterbodies just this year.  No, what made this unusual was the size of …

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A Lake, or a Stream, is Reflection of its Watershed

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We live in a land that has been greatly altered by man.  You can see that in most every habitat in the state.  Many of our rivers and streams have been very much altered.  In fact, I would bet that if you could jump in a time machine and travel back a couple of hundred years, you would not even recognize some Nebraska rivers and streams. Naturally, a pointy-headed fisheries biologist could recite a long list of changes that have …

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Wow, Now the Internet Scouts Have Gone Too Far!

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I was surfin’ around the interwebs about a year ago and saw a headline that caught my eye: Thunder Bay lawyer says FOI request for fishing spot is without merit I will not copy and paste the story, but if you want to read it all you can HERE. What it said was there was a guy that paddled into some provincial park up in Canada and did a story on the big brook trout he caught there.  After seeing …

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Be Good with a Jig

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I have often said that a person can catch any fish that swims on a jig.  Now that is not a brilliant comment by any means because jigs come in an infinite variety of shapes, sizes, styles, colors, bodies, etc.  They are a very versatile fishing tool and can be used for a variety of species in a variety of fishing situations.  You should have pounds of them riding in your tackle box. The fact that they are so versatile …

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Cunningham Zebras

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Just about a month ago I blogged about suspect zebra mussel larvae being found at Cunningham Reservoir in north Omaha, Meanwhile on the Invasive Species Front. . . .  At that time I held out hope that the larvae that had been sampled was some other species of mussels.  Nope, the news has gone from bad to worse, Adult zebra mussels confirmed in Cunningham Lake August 3, 2018 LINCOLN, Neb. – The presence of adult zebra mussels in Omaha’s Cunningham Lake …

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Get The Net!

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Found this on the interwebs recently, like I blogged a couple weeks ago, I suspect many of you have “been there, done that”. This time I can tell you where that video originated, Informative Fisherman. Anyway, I have always said that everyone needs a good net man, and the net man should know exactly where the net is, at all times! Reminded me of this classic Rapala commercial: Before you make a cast, get it out, have it accessible, both …

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Mayflies

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I started to write this blog a few weeks ago, actually did not start writing, I simply copy and pasted a really cool video I found posted on FaceBook: Want to see a cool video? Submitted by Bruce Condello, shot on his phone, off a dock in Nebraska. Nature at its best. Posted by Bob Lusk on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 When I watched the first part of the video, I appreciated the cool footage of a mayfly nymph that …

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Boat Ramp Improvements at Box Butte Reservoir

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Sometimes news releases just get lost in all the other news and noise.  So, yes, I like to repeat these, believe it helps “spread the word”. New boat launch coming to Box Butte Reservoir  July 24, 2018 HEMINGFORD, Neb. — Construction is underway for an upgraded boat launch facility at Box Butte State Recreation Area. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission employees closed the old boat ramp and adjacent parking area July 24 and began diverting boaters to a new temporary …

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Floaty Pants

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Mid-summer, hot days, sometimes the best thing a person can do is just get in the water and soak!  I found a product that should make that a lot easier: Get your own right here, Floaty Pants.  Buy two right now and get free shipping! Notice in the video, they can be used for fishing too!  Think I will get some so I can stay ahead of the competition!  Bet I could dominate on the professional floaty pants circuit! However, …

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