In the Wild with Greg Wagner


Discarded fishing line has always been and continues to be a big problem for the environment and a massive threat to an array of wildlife along the shoreline. 

Birds like the cormorant pictured below often get tangled up in it, look! 


 However, now a viable option exists where Nebraska anglers can put that balled up mess of monofilament line — in specialized bins to be recycled provided by the fantastic folks – the volunteers – at the nonprofit Nebraska Fish & Game Association (NEFGA) @  

Photo from Nebraska Fish & Game Association @

Here is a link directly to the organization’s Fishing Line Recycling Bin program:  

Thanks to efforts of the NEFGA and a contribution from Whitehead Oil of Lincoln, the group recently installed bins at one of my favorite honey holes to fish – Memphis Lake State Recreation Area in Saunders County.  

Photo from Nebraska Fish & Game Association @

If I’m not mistaken, the NEFGA has bins in place on nearly 30 waters here in the Husker State (and counting), WOW! 

Photo from Nebraska Fish & Game Association @


We can’t thank you enough guys and gals in the NEFGA, for cleaning up our environment, helping wildlife and making the Nebraska outdoor scene an even better place to enjoy!  

See you out there, utilizing the recycling bins for old and tattered fishing line! 

Photo from Nebraska Fish & Game Association @


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Greg, there are currently 91 bins placed around the state, with Gavins Point Dam and Merrit some of the next waters to be getting bins,

Thanks for having this great blog, I always enjoy it!

Comment by Alex Gonzales

Thanks very much for update, Alex! Again, great job by you and your NEFGA folks!

“Wags” — Greg Wagner

Comment by Greg Wagner

Thanks Greg for helping get the word out. We’ll let you know ahead of time for the 100th bin installation.we are at 93 and counting
Rich J (kabob NEFGA)

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