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Going Fishing? Be on Top with a Top Water Lure

Chug bug. Jitterbug. Hula popper. Creek chub knuckle-head. Zara spook. They all have very creative names and designs by the companies that manufacture them. They imitate every conceivable critter that could be on, around or just under the surface of the water in a wild environment from baitfish or bugs to mice or lizards to frogs, toads or even small flying mammals. They are the “go-to” fishing lures of late-summer. They are top water lures or surface lures, some call …

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“As Seen on TV”

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I found this YouTube channel called “RetroBassin“.  There is some interesting “stuff” there and a person can even learn a thing or three. This one was kind of fun: Yeah, I know, that video is 18 minutes long.  But, I am betting a bunch of you watched all of it because you remember a bunch of those baits. Some of the were actually good baits, not just gimmicks.  They caught fish! No, I do not have a bunch of Banjo …

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Trumpeter swans, Pine Ridge forestry highlighted in June Nebraskaland

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The trumpeter swans of the Sandhills and forestry work in the Pine Ridge are among the many topics featured in the 74-page June issue of Nebraskaland Magazine. Mark Vrtiska, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission waterfowl program manager, writes about the research of trumpeter swan reproduction in the Sandhills. Regional editor Justin Haag’s article about forestry in the Pine Ridge details the collaborative work between landowners and governmental agencies for a more sustainable future for the region’s landscape, …

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Retiring Lures

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Going to copy and paste a blog post today.  This story recently ran in Nebraskaland magazine and has been featured on-line.  I am betting you will like the fish stories. Retiring Lures Whether they be worn-out, abused, busted, or simply evoke fond memories, some of your favorite fishing lures sit on a desk, a shelf, or a fireplace mantle – a place of honor for retired lures.  ENLARGE Jeff Kurrus’ collection of retired fishing lures. A Mangled Fly – Ryan …

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Ink

I was surfing around on Rapala USA’s FaceBook page and saw that someone likes #9 Shallow Shad Raps so well he got a tattoo of one on his arm: If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I love Rapala crankbaits.  The #9 Shallow Shad Rap is a very good choice, I have caught a ton of fish on that bait. However, if I was going to get a tattoo of that bait, it would have …

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Cool Lures

Last Friday I blogged about a new bait that Rapala will be releasing this spring.  Today I want to tell you about some other baits, some hand-made baits crafted right here in good ole Nebraska! I have met Bob Sturgeon; he makes Angry Sturgeon Lures.  Those baits are made right here in Nebraska and they are beautiful baits.  Bob does outstanding work! Go to their web page and take a look, you will see that these are not your typical crankbaits.  Actually, …

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