Going Fishing Guide

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Times and people change. Even so, human nature compels us to do what we can to convince succeeding generations that they should experience things in life that were important to us, especially those things we enjoyed as children. To do otherwise would amount to admitting that our lives were dull and boring. We also wouldn't want to take the chance that, without our advocacy, the uninitiated might miss out on something in their lives that they fi nd to be important and fun! Today, most adults feel that kids spend too much time indoors playing games and communicating via electronic devices. More time spent outdoors, especially in the Great Outdoors, would surely benefi t them. Given that activities like hunting, fi shing, and camping were important to so many of us, there must be something about these activities that would improve the quality of life for today's kids as well. The benefi ts of fi shing are well documented. Cardiologists say fi shing is a terrifi c way to relax, mental health experts say fi shing makes people practice hopefulness, sociologists say fi shing connects families, and dietitians say eating fi sh is good for your body. Most importantly, fi shing is fun! What makes fi shing fun varies among anglers. Some people go fi shing primarily to relax, many go to enjoy the outdoors, others go to spend time with family and friends, and still others go to catch fi sh to eat. For me, hooking into a special fi sh, seeing my fi shing rod bent-over double, and hearing line screaming off my reel are the second most important things I enjoy about fi shing. Creating memories while fi shing and sharing them with others are what I enjoy most about fi shing. Regardless of the reasons you might want to start fi shing, this booklet will provide you what you need to become a successful angler. It was developed by people who know a lot about fi sh and fi shing and are committed to ensuring that Nebraskans continue to enjoy fi shing (the best part of the Good Life) for generations to come. Now go learn how to catch that lunker and make your own memories! DON GABELHOUSE, JR. Fisheries Division Administrator

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