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Walleye Waltz

MN guy moved to Omaha Any pointers

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I am a very out door person missing the Fall in Minnesota. I love to fish and hunt and have no idea where t ostart to look. I run a 17' Mirocraft with a 125 on it and love to walleye fish. Love to pheasant hunt but have not got out yet. Looking more for next year any one have any pinters. how far of a drive is it to go walleye fishing in this state. I am in the NW corner of Omaha. Any pointers would be great!

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Summit Lake in/near Tekamah has a fishable population. During the winter months, that big brown river, the same one that runs through Ft Peck, Oahe, etc. has fishable numbers of saugers and walleyes.

Sherman, Calamus, Merritt, etc are all top notch producers at any given time of year, plus Harlan, Big Mac (other side of the wide state), and Branched Oak are all producers.

Lots of people from the big O drive up to SD to catch their walleyes just like Minnesotan's do. Lewis and Clark is relatively close and Francis Case isn't a day trip, but would be worth your while in the spring/summer for a couple of days at a time. There are some good lakes in Iowa via I-80 as well.

If you are into ice fishing, Omaha has a lot of city lakes that produce good numbers of pannies and trout. The Nebraska Game and Parks has their gov't HSOforum that will provide you a guide of Nebraska waters. Check it out.

Just because you are in the husker state, don't get too down. The fishing isn't quite as good, but the crowds are "mighty" less, once you get down the road a bit.

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Start at Kearney and split the state in half. Go west north or south of that line and you should be good. Growing up in Nebraska you would learn to love the Huskers and hunting and fishing. But heres the thing. East of the platte river they hsve fuccked up with small game management. The state has let every farmer tile there land which cuts out every waterway and hedgerow they have thus leaving less woods and grass waterways for the game to reproduce. Other than that let me know what you want to hunt and i will take you on a hunt a hunt you won't forget. Turkey in my area has become numero uno(one). Let me know. All the turkey i have killed the past ten years have had nothing less that a ten inch beard.

Duane

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Merritt and Lewis and Clark are excellent bets for quality walleyes.

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I too am a former MN guy who ended up in NE. At first I was a bit apprehensive about the opportunities, but after getting out for some researching, there are ample places to hunt and fish. For now I would suggest getting after the pheasants or ducks. Go to the local Game and Parks office and get a CRP book. They make a county by county book which lists all of the public ground in the state. There are tons of opportunity on the eastern side of the state (and throughout the state) for pheasants on public ground. Get out there and walk, there is more ground to hunt than you could cover in 5 years here. If you have a dog and want to ever get out, let me know, I am in the Kearney area. I am no expert in the state by any means, but as a newbie on my first season here, I am already getting into plenty of critters. Good luck.

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