SCOTTSBLUFF — Western Nebraska native Chrissy Peters grew up around plants and learning their different species. Today her horticultural expertise is helping people across western Nebraska create greener environments.
The longest and heaviest catch of his career landed Gering’s Andy Fitts the grand prize in this year’s Star-Herald Biggest Fish Contest sponsored by Cabela’s.
Fitts reeled in a northern pike on Aug. 5 at Box Butte Reservoir. The fish measured a whopping 40 inches in length and weighed a hefty 14.7 pounds.
My last fishing trip took me into the Pacific Ocean in July with my brother Mike and son Kevin.
We had hoped to catch salmon, but the fish were moving up the coast from the south and hadn’t yet reached our port in Oregon. But that didn’t stop us. We made two trips for bottom fish out of Depoe Bay, which bills itself as the world’s smallest harbor.
For the angler, every spring brings a renewal of ancient mysteries: Are the walleyes biting? Are they hiding in the trees? When will irrigation water roll down from Wyoming to refill the local lakes? Does that old coot who writes the fishing column still work for the paper?