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Sam Larson of ALONE on Radio


Wilderness survival expert, 22 year-old Sam Larson of Lincoln, NE will be the featured guest on this week’s Great Outdoor Radio Show. If the name rings a bell, Sam Larson is one of 10 survivalists left in the remote Vancouver Island wilderness on the History Channel’s Alone Show. Sam and his fellow survivalists have to make it using what basic outdoor clothes they’re wearing plus 10 pieces of gear they have selected (no firearms) to be put in a small ... Read More »

Catfishin’ on WOWT 6 Outdoors


Who doesn’t love to catch channel catfish in Nebraska waters this time of year, huh? You may recall from a recent blog post by Daryl Bauer that bonus-sized, 4-pound channel catfish were just stocked in a couple locations around our area for your summer fishing. So, I’ll be prodding you to step outside and fish for post-spawn, hungry channel catfish during the cooler parts of the day and offer some universal tips to help improve your catfishing success on my Weekly TV ... Read More »

Take Me to a Nebraska River


The first river you paddle runs through the rest of your life. It bubbles up in pools and eddies to remind you who you are. — Lynn Noel Floating rivers in the summer is great for so many reasons! You can do it for the adventure of going somewhere you’ve never been, or you can do it to make connections and memories with people and nature. You can do it to re-trace history. You can do it to get some fresh air, Vitamin D and burn calories. ... Read More »

Bonus Fish–Details!


A couple of days ago I teased you with an opportunity that will be available to catch some quality-size channel catfish from a select few bodies of urban and parks waters, Bonus Fish.  So, to understand what I am referring to in this blog post, why and how there is this opportunity right now, and why it is so limited, you must go back and read that blog post too.  Take a couple of minutes, go back and read it, ... Read More »

Water Sports on Radio Show


Water sports/boating-related activities take center stage on my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show. Lindsey McKinstry, Water Sports Expert at the Scheels Store in Omaha, NE, will be my special guest. We’ll cover waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and a whole lot more! The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host airs LIVE from 9-10 a.m. CST each and every Saturday morning on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” You’re always welcome to call the program with any topic-oriented questions you have at either of these phone numbers: ... Read More »

River Tuber Reminders


Tubing is a cool, refreshing way to kick back and pass a hot summer day leisurely floating on one of our many scenic Nebraska rivers. However, in the wake of problems with some tubers on certain Nebraska rivers like the Elkhorn, I wanted to do a quick blog post to remind those of you planning to float Nebraska rivers on inner tubes this summer of five important points in order to prevent you from encountering problems. First. Life Jackets. A U.S. Coast Guard-approved, wearable and accessible life jacket ... Read More »

WOWT 6’s Family Fishing Night!


You and your family are invited to come join us at our annual Game and Parks/WOWT 6 Sports Family Fishing Night at Lake Halleck in Papillion, NE this Thursday night, July 9th from 6 to 8 p.m. Find out how fun fishing is! Lake Halleck is located just a quarter mile to the east of the intersection of Washington and Lincoln Streets in downtown Papillion. We at Game and Parks will be furnishing the fishing tackle and bait as well as fishing instruction for your hands-on fishing enjoyment! Family fishing ... Read More »

Six Reasons to Bluegill Fish


Maybe it’s the kid in me, I don’t know. But, at 52 years of age (approaching 53), I still enjoy catching bluegill from the bank in summer, how about you? I know, I know, the lowly bluegill, a sunfish family member with more nicknames than a popular sports figure, is a prey species that doesn’t get very big. Why would I waste my time along the shoreline or on a pier catching and releasing THIS FISH? Let me tell you. In my view, doing battle ... Read More »

Sun Glasses


I have not mentioned this in awhile, but a good pair of polarized sunglasses are a “must-have” if you spend a lot of time on the water chasing fish.  They will help you catch more fish, and they are a great piece of safety equipment too.  Here is a good video reminder: Buy the brand Al recommends in that video; I am sure they are good stuff.  I am partial to these myself, H3O sunglasses.  I have even been known ... Read More »

Go Boating on Radio Show


Herb Angell, who’s heads the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Boating Law Enforcement Section, drops by my Great Outdoor Radio Show on Saturday morning to talk about various boating-related topics and of course, water safety, for the big 4th of July holiday weekend and the entire summer. Here’s Herb on boat patrol in the Missouri River! You’ll find our Nebraska boating discussion to be light, conversational and very informative. One of the key boating safety messages we’ll be emphasizing is for you, to: ... Read More »