Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

hot tuna

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May 7, 2007
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Steve
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clawfoot tub
Through the eyes and hands of this rookie, I was transported instantly to the rail. Thanks Craig for taking the time to report on the passion we share in long range fishing.
 

pargoman

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May 24, 2006
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socal
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Alloy
If there ever was a justifiable reason for a BD awards show, it is now. Craig, your postings have kept me pinned to the website. Personally, I cannot wait till your next adventure. Thank you.
 
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e_briz

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Eddie
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12,raft,Huck
Ya know that feeling when you are reading a really, really good book and you are getting closer and closer to the end, and you never want it to end, but you know it''s coming soon? So you try to slow down but you can't because the book is so good, and then you hit the last page and everything comes together and you feel happy yet sad, satisfied yet empty and you start hoping for a sequel, but you know, at best, it's a year away?

..........Yeah, that just happened.
 

Squid Sammich

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Aug 23, 2015
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To be determined
Hands down the most riveting, colorful, intoxicating thread I have read on these forums. You had me reliving the excitement and struggles I felt my first time. This whole board is indebted to you for your your poetic memories.

And one other thing for those of us who weren't there: imagine the positive vibes on board with this guy and Soda Pop. Plugged holds or empty carts at the end, what a trip that would be.
 
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DC61

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Dec 28, 2011
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Paul L.
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33’ Blackfin
This is one of my favorite BD posts (along with the guy who built the shark cage out of 1" pvc pipe).

This one was so special because I followed it from the time Nebraska (Craig) was first considering signing up for a long range trip to corresponding with him after he signed up for the same trip I was on and then as the trip drew near.

Craig and I became friends and shared a lot of laughs together. He fished hard and had a good trip. His enthusiasm and passion were contagious.

His summary of the trip was amazing. He is an incredibly gifted writer.

I just shot him an email hoping he has signed up for our January trip. My fingers are crossed.
 

watersdeep

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Jan 19, 2016
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Jed Venture
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the twisted ducker
He better sign up we can use some action around here!
 
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muledeer07

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Jun 30, 2008
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Nebraska absolutely without a doubt the finest read I have ever had in any book or website. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The longest trip I've ever taken was a 5 day to Lupe 30 years ago. My lifetime goal is this trip!!!!!!!! Your adventure and tales were amazing and much appreciated.
 
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Soda Pop

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Feb 12, 2011
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David Rouse
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Long range fishing
Nebraska sure was a fun guy to have on that trip last year. But when he did the write up he blew me away. Man can that guy write. I miss that guy we call Nebraska.
 
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tjohnson619

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ramona ca
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tony
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assasin, 21 wellcraft coastal
Wow nebraska!!! What a amazing story. I felt like was at the rail the whole time. One day I wish to be able to go on a 15 day trip but right now I must stay with my couple overnighter every year
 
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Wow, this was by far the most interesting report I have ever read. Thank you for that! Every single day of your trip I feel like I was right there with you and each day was better than any trip I have ever been on. You have inspired me, I need to go long! Make it count.
 
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ldoret94

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none
Wow, just read this whole string and was so captivated that I was damn near late for work. Nebraska your a very talented writer, felt like I was right next to you. Can't wait for the next installment.
 
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RichG

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Jan 20, 2007
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Nebraska travel safe, watch the weather forecasts, who knows what Mother Nature will be up to. It’s been a unique Winter. Texas has been freezing.

This thread is quite long and it might be starting version 2.0. Only my 2 cents.

No matter what you decide do travel safe and have a fantastic trip. Fishing appears to be a bit tougher this year, especially with the island closed.

I as well will be waiting for the next installment.
 
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Nebraska

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Dec 20, 2016
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Craig Chamberlin
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Intrepid
Nebraska travel safe, watch the weather forecasts, who knows what Mother Nature will be up to. It’s been a unique Winter. Texas has been freezing.

This thread is quite long and it might be starting version 2.0. Only my 2 cents.

No matter what you decide do travel safe and have a fantastic trip. Fishing appears to be a bit tougher this year, especially with the island closed.

I as well will be waiting for the next installment.
I'll start a new one but I reread this last night and ended up more jacked than I already was :)

Watching weather daily like a hawk. Thursday I push from Denver to Vegas and weather has some snow in it so sweating that and planning accordingly.

I'm tired of negative temps and ready for tropical.
 
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RichG

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Jan 20, 2007
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I'll start a new one but I reread this last night and ended up more jacked than I already was :)

Watching weather daily like a hawk. Thursday I push from Denver to Vegas and weather has some snow in it so sweating that and planning accordingly.

I'm tired of negative temps and ready for tropical.
At least it will be a lot warmer down South. Be safe
 
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DC61

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Dec 28, 2011
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Dana Point
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Paul L.
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33’ Blackfin
I just reread your entire story. It brought back some wonderful memories. I can't wait to create more beginning 7 days from now. Looking forward to seeing you and Tammy. Let's get this adventure started!!
 

2454 big mike

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Aug 31, 2015
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Mike
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Party crasher
I'll start a new one but I reread this last night and ended up more jacked than I already was :)

Watching weather daily like a hawk. Thursday I push from Denver to Vegas and weather has some snow in it so sweating that and planning accordingly.

I'm tired of negative temps and ready for tropical.
The intrepid has been killing it recently. Now it’s your time for a cow
 
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SemperFishing

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Apr 26, 2007
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Austin, TX
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Dave
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Prefer Long Range or skiffs (great if combined!)
Just read this for the first time, as others have said: AWESOME writing. Looking forward to your next piece and hopefully a coveted Cow to add and write about. Don't scrimp on that rail time (I know you won't), I will attest as a one time noob myself.
Craig, please do the world a favor and add "publish a writing piece " to one of your life goals. Be it hunting, travel, life, or my selfish choice: Fishing, we would all benefit.
Good luck Dude!
 

Nebraska

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Dec 20, 2016
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Craig Chamberlin
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Intrepid
Thanks for the kind words. Blizzard coming here this weekend and I'm packing shorts... weird sensation. Never even considered writing something for publication in my life let alone penned something like the above before but long range had brought many goals to my life already outside of fishing.
 

Nebraska

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Dec 20, 2016
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Craig Chamberlin
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Intrepid
Thanks Jim. Wife and I are just putting together leaving a day early and heading west Tuesday after work so I can get through Colorado/Utah mountains before the next storm hits Thursday. They'll have roads clean by then and gives us more time in Vegas though :)
 
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