Filed under: Boating, Fish, Fishing, Missouri River, outdoor information, Uncategorized | Tags: Gavins Point Dam, Gavins Point Dam Tailwaters, Missouri River, Missouri River boating, Missouri River fishing, Missouri River high water, Nebraska paddlefish snagging, Paddlefish snagging
A message and pics for those heading to the Gavins Point Dam Area in northeast Nebraska from my good friend Rich McShane of Omaha, NE who is with the Nebraska Walleye Association …
These pictures were taken by me at 5:00pm on Saturday Oct 2nd below Gavins Point Dam at Yankton. They show opening paddlefish snagging weekend anglers and how the opening of all 14 of the gates on the dam affects fishing downstream. I believe the gates had not been opened since 1998 until being done so earlier this year. The area manager told me they are scheduled to remain open through November. Unbelievable amount of water. I was up there for a walleye tournament and go back Oct 15-16 for paddlefish.
Thanks a million Rich, appreciate the message and the photos! Let us know how you do with your paddlefish snagging, will ya’? Never know, might see you up that way. Take care, be safe and wear your life jacket! GW.
Filed under: Boating, Camping, Fishing, nebraska vacations, outdoor recreation, Scenic places, State Parks, state recreation area beaches, state recreation areas, Uncategorized | Tags: Lewis and Clark Lake, Lewis and Clark Lake State Recreation Area, Nebraska parks, Nebraska state parklands, Nebraska State Recreation Areas, Nebraska's Lewis and Clark Lake, Nebraska's Lewis and Clark Lake State Recreation Area
With many of you, like the Wagner family, planning that final summer season getaway, one of Nebraska’s crown jewels for outdoor recreation should not be overlooked. This is scenic Lewis and Clark Lake State Recreation Area near Crofton, Nebraska.
Lewis and Clark Lake is about a 4-hour drive north and slightly to the west of the Omaha-metro. At 30,000 water acres, it is the state’s 2nd largest reservoir with lots of shoreline access.
Boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and camping are enjoyed there. Modern cabins are even available for year-round rental.
Click the link below for complete information about the Nebraska side of Lewis and Clark Lake.
Nebraska’s Lewis and Clark Lake State Recreation Area would make for a nice Labor Day weekend retreat! I think that’s where we-the Wagner’s are heading this weekend! Maybe we’ll see you out there!
Filed under: Canoeing, FLOAT TRIPS, natural wonders, Nebraska Sandhills, outdoor adventures, outdoor recreation, river recreation, Rivers, Scenic places, Streams, The Sandhills, Uncategorized, YouTube | Tags: canoeing, canoeing the Dismal River, Dismal River, Nebraska canoeing, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission YouTube videos, Nebraska rivers, Nebraska Sandhills, Nebraska's Dismal River, Ralph Wall, river recreation, Rivers, Sandhills rivers, YouTube
I had my broadcast compatriot Ralph Wall of Game and Parks in Lincoln load this Dismal River canoeing adventure video on our
YouTube website http://www.youtube.com/user/NGPCnews
I thought I’d share it with you here as well. I have never met anyone as good as Ralph at compiling these short video pieces. He is a treasure at Game and Parks. Here’s the video from a canoe trip Ralph, I and buddies took on the Dismal in 1998 (you’ll see a much thinner version of Greg Wagner in the piece, ha!). Enjoy, and we’ll see you out there, I’m sure!
Filed under: Boating, boating safety, Landowners, river access sites, river recreation, Rivers, Uncategorized | Tags: inner tube floating, inner tubes, Nebraska boating, Nebraska boating regulations, Nebraska boating safety, Nebraska landowners, Nebraska rivers, private land access, tubes, tubing, tubing Nebraska rivers
Quick blog to remind those of you planning to float Nebraska rivers on inner tubes yet this summer of these two quintessential points. First, a U.S. Coast Guard-approved, wearable life jacket is required to be on-board that inner tube vessel, and preferably worn!
Second, a tuber must have permission from private landowners to access their properties.
See you out there, having fun and abiding by the laws and regulations governing your outdoor activity!
Filed under: Becoming an Outdoors-woman, Boating, Facebook, kayak fishing, Kayaking, Missouri River, NE state historical parks, Nebraska outdoor events, outdoor adventures, river recreation, women in the outdoors
Guest blogger Katie Stacey here again to talk about last weekend’s Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman kayak adventure based at Niobrara State Park and on the Upper Missouri River.
I drove from my home in Bellevue to the park on Thursday and arrived a little after noon. Already I wasn’t sure how the weekend would go. I had been detoured off Highway 12 because there was water over the road just east of Niobrara. Along the detour I saw both Bazile and Verdigre creeks rushing along over their banks. The lovely Niobrara was the color of chocolate milk and looked like it had developed a taste for human flesh.
I learned there had been a severe storm in the night, and around seven inches of rain had fallen upstream from where we wanted to launch. Still, we had a job to do. We loaded up the kayaks and drove around the area. There was water everywhere and we could see flattened grass where it had been even higher. The boat ramps on the Missouri were not accessible, and I wasn’t pitting my limited kayak skills against the Niobrara’s current mood.
There would be no kayaking for our B.O.W. participants on Friday. Instead, we enjoyed a day at the park. Horseback riding, hiking, swiming or just kicking back at camp. We also loaded all who wanted to go into vans and visited Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park. Even though I’m a Nebraska native, I had never yet been. We are incredibly lucky to have such a site in our state. It’s incredible to think, the glaciers that would have scoured it from the plains came to a halt only eight miles away. Eight miles! A miniscule distance for a glacier and all the knowledge gained from Ashfalls would never have been.
I bet you’ll never guess what happend while the group was finishing up with dinner in town that night.
Filed under: Canoeing, Kayaking, river recreation, Rivers, tANKING, TANKING RIVERS, tubing, Uncategorized | Tags: canoeing, catfishing, Cedar River, Cedar River catfishing, Kayaking, Nebraska catfishing, Nebraska river float trips, Nebraska's Cedar River, stock tank floating, tanking, tanking Nebraska rivers, tubing
One river that many folks seem to overlook when planning summer float and fishing trips is the tranquil, beautiful Cedar River in east-central Nebraska.
The Cedar River near Fullerton is quite scenic!
Tanking is popular on the Cedar. One of my favorite stretches to float on the river is from about Belgrade to Fullerton.
Here’s a link with all kinds of information on floating the Cedar River: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/Boating/guides/canoetrails/pdf/CedarRiver.pdf
Oh, and did I mention that the Cedar River is an excellent catfishing resource? You darn right it is!
Nebraska has some wonderful rivers to float and fish, and the Cedar is defintely one of them! Don’t overlook it! See you out there, or on there! Perhaps a fall trip is in order for you and your group?
Filed under: Boating, Fishing, kayak fishing, Kayaking, Omaha lakes, outdoor adventures, Outdoor Radio & TV Programs, Uncategorized | Tags: Channel 6 outdoor report, Fishing, fishing from a kayak, kayak fishing, kayak fishing video, Kayaking, kayaking video, Nebraska fishing, WOWT-TV/Channel 6, Zorinsky Lake
Ever tried fishing from a kayak? You should. I did. It’s easy, it’s comfortable and I caught fish. Plus, IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT! Check out the video piece below that we did last night on kayak fishing on WOWT-TV/Channel 6 here in Omaha. Thanks for watching! See you out there, in a kayak fishing of course!