The hot and dry summer has proven to be a challenge for Family Fishing Nights.
Fisheries staff know to not schedule mid-day events in June and July, but when the evenings are also pointing to 100 plus degrees on the thermometer, it can get to be a challenge to attract families outdoors. That being said Family Fishing Nights still had some great turnouts in North Platte, Fremont, Lincoln and Omaha.
The Fly Fishing Special Feature at Benson Lake really attracted a new and enthusiastic crowd who showed up to be mentored by the Trout Unlimited volunteers.
The Dutch Oven Cooking demonstration put together by Let Hain, Sarah Johnson, Julia Plugge, Peggy Kapeller, Tiffani Gerber and other great staff members was hugely popular at Pawnee and Bowling Lake.
The Journal Star had a great write up about us. Here’s a link to “Dutch Ovens are a Great Way to Cook” .
Fremont also had a great turnout for a first year venue, with the bullheads of Fremont SRA Lake #3 really cooperating. Summer winds down with events in North Platte, Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln and Omaha, and then we move toward planning ice fishing seminars. Sounds cool, eh! (a little Wisconsin humor)
Noah Rowland Reels in a Whopper
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a photo of Noah Rowland – an 8 year-old Master Angler with his 16 lb, 35 inch long Catfish. He caught it on July 26 with a worm on the Platte River along Big Island Road in Fremont, NE.