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Pam and I with a freshly harvested Idaho Elk. ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent - Olive Green ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent - Olive Green I own this unit and it really works.  Buy one. Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Salt Gun Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Salt Gun  AcuRite Weather Station with Color Display - Black AcuRite Weather Station with Color Display - Black
Scouting a New Fishing Opportunity
Fifteen years ago I visited with a gentleman from the Nebraska Game and Parks.  He was popular in the area and was on the local TV news giving reports about the outdoors in Nebraska.  He also had an early morning radio program on Saturdays.  Great show, and I had the opportunity to ask some questions. When Pam and I fish this river, this is what it will be all about.   One spring at the Omaha Sports Show, there he was in the booth with the Game and Parks people of Nebraska.  You had to stand in line to shake his hand and get a question answered.  What a dream job he had.  Well, getting back to business,  I was always interested in the Missouri River and fishing for sport and game fish that we eat, other than carp (better known as sewer trout) by some and catfish.  The catfish are muddy tasting if caught around

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Have some real fun, Go shoot some Gators.  They taste like chicken.

 Berkley Flicker Shad Crankbait - 2'' - Slick Firetiger
Berkley Flicker Shad Crankbait - 2'' - Slick Firetiger
Available in colors. This is the lure I have hammered the fish.  Buy several in case you loose one.


Day Two on Beautiful Merritt Reservoir
We were learning the lake and how to maneuver around on it.  That is really important and eliminates wasted time fishing waters and areas that do not hold fish.  That information comes from the local bait shops.  We stopped at the bait shop in Valentine the evening before and visited with the owner.  He said stop back in the morning before you go to the lake as he had a friend that fishes the lake almost every day and comes in for coffee, rolls, and to shoot the bull.  We noticed that the locals live at a really nice pace and do a lot bull shooting.   They visit a lot talking about not much of anything.  This is known as shooting the bull or bull shooting depending on the circle you are in. Berkley Flicker Shad Crankbait – 2” – Slick Firetiger Fisherman: This is the lure to use.  It has rarely let me down. 

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Day Two on Beautiful Merritt Reservoir
Pam with her favorite lure.  The Berkley Flicker Shad or as she calls it the finger shad. We were learning the lake and how to maneuver around on it.  That is really important and eliminates wasted time fishing waters and areas that do not hold fish.  That information comes from the local bait shops.  We stopped at the bait shop in Valentine the evening before and visited with the owner.  He said stop back in the morning before you go to the lake as he had a friend that fishes the lake almost every day and comes in for coffee, rolls, and to shoot the bull.  We noticed that the locals live at a really nice pace and do a lot bull shooting.   They visit a lot talking about not much of anything.  This is known as shooting the bull or bull shooting depending on the circle you are in. Berkley Flicker Shad Crankbait –

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Fishing Nebraska’s Top Lake
The research was started last January as I combed the various states close by that claimed they have a lot of Walleye, Northern Pike, and Small Mouth Bass.  Nebraska has a couple of outstanding lakes, and Merritt Reservoir was named as the number one for the state.     A nice fat walleye typical of the size in the lake.  Shop the Clearance Department at Basspro.com Located in a picturesque valley of the Snake River 26 miles southwest of Valentine, Merritt Reservoir offers some of Nebraska’s best fishing, along with boating and camping. It is a deep lake with excellent inflow from the Snake River and Boardman Creek.  This  part of Nebraska is known for the sandhills and cattle ranching.  With the rolling hills, clear blue skies, and a national forest close by plus the Niobrara river, it is a tourist destination for people who enjoy the outdoors. Super Tool� 300 If you like to canoe,

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