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The Worst Fishing Products

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It is Friday before a holiday weekend; time to lighten up a bit. . . . I have not posted anything about KVD lately, no not Kevin VanDam, the other KVD, Karl VonDibble.  The internet is full of lists, top 10 this, top 10 that. . . here is a good one from KVD: For the record, I have seen some beard flies that were quite excellent (the fish do not care what they look like), and craw chaw really ... Read More »

See You on Radio, at Fair

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This Saturday will certainly be a busy one but a fun one for me, and I hope you’ll join me at two different places! First, Conservation Officer Rich Berggren of Waterloo, NE and I take our conversation from the field to the metro area’s only outdoor talk radio show of which I host — The Great Outdoor Radio Show. Rich and I will cover regulation reminders, helpful outdoor tips, safety considerations and more for this holiday weekend that finds you doing a myriad of activities in Nebraska’s great outdoor ... Read More »

It Is Froggin’ Time!

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Our Nebraska bullfrog season has been open for over two weeks now and I have not said anything about it.  I do not need to!  Check out Mark Davis’ article that ran in the Omaha World-Herald last weekend, Summer Evenings Around Ponds Make for Perfect Time to Grab Large Bullfrogs.  Mark is an excellent photographer and got some great shots to go with that story, make sure you check them out. Mark went frogging with a couple of experts who ... Read More »

News on the Pallid Sturgeon Front

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Every spring I try to update you on the pallid sturgeon brood stock collection efforts on Nebraska’s Missouri River (e.g. 2015 Pallid Sturgeon Broodstock Collection).  Here is a follow-up, here is why our crews and a host of volunteers put in that effort: Recovery Efforts Continue with Stocking of Pallid Sturgeon in Missouri River Posted by: Jerry Kane, August 26, 2015 LINCOLN – More than 2,000 5- to 6-inch pallid sturgeon were stocked in the channelized portion of the Missouri River ... Read More »

It Is a Fish Eat Rat World

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It is Friday, quick blog post today, returning to one of my favorite subjects–predator/prey interactions! A co-worker sent me some photos this week of a largemouth bass his son caught recently.  Take a close look at this first photo and see if you can guess what that bass recently ate, look deep in the throat: Cannot tell?  Here is more of a clue: If you have not been “grossed out” yet, this will give it away: You may think that ... Read More »

“Super Predators”

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I was browsing the Omaha World Herald yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see a full-color picture of an ice angler holding a nice northern pike.  What was really surprising about this was that this picture and the accompanying story were not in the outdoor section or even sports section of the newspaper.  They were on the back page of the front section!  Here is the story, Report details killing tendencies of nature’s most lethal predator. As you can imagine, ... Read More »

Danish Alps on TV

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Get an update and see fresh, new video of the recently opened Danish Alps/Kramper Lake State Recreation Area near Hubbard, NE on this week’s WOWT 6 News TV outdoor report. It’s a gem! Check out these great photos of the area from Jenny Nguyen and Jerry Kane of Game and Parks. The neat video you will see comes courtesy of Game and Parks’ Ralph Wall. Don’t miss this week’s outdoor report which airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News Thursday at ... Read More »

Say It Isn’t So!

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Bad news in today’s blog post.  It is very important that every user of Nebraska’s waters is aware of this and what they can do about it! Zebra Mussels Found at Lewis and Clark Lake LINCOLN – Cooperation from boaters and anglers is urgently needed to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species following the discovery of zebra mussels in Lewis and Clark Lake in northeast Nebraska. Earlier this week, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks found ... Read More »

Boat Launching

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I have been highlighting some of the angler access improvement projects we have completed recently.  Many of those projects have included new and improved boat ramps.  However, I realize some of you may still find it challenging to get your boat down the ramp.  If you are one of those folks, and admit it, we all could use some help, here is an idea for you. . . . The Red Green Show was the best and for the record ... Read More »

Adventure Report–“Back in White”

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It had been awhile, but my family and I finally were able to get back to the western Nebraska panhandle last week.  We stayed a couple of nights at Ft. Robinson, and did a lot of things while we were out “west”:  senior pictures, attended a wedding, saw a lot of sights, and spent time with family.  But, you know the fishing gear went with us and my son and I put it to use. The Pine Ridge region of ... Read More »