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Yellows are finally here! Was just about tired of picking grays :)

Discussion in 'Nebraska' started by jesusmeatball, May 8, 2013.

  1. luvshrooming

    luvshrooming Young Morel

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    Wow! Nice!! Can you / will you share the location more specifically? I've been to 4 parks around omaha and still finding mostly small greys!
     

  2. jesusmeatball

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    The best advice I could give you right now is to search any lands/woods along the Missouri river that are low-lying, flat flood plains. The place I found these was under over 10 feet of water during the flood of a couple years ago. I think the areas that got washed out are simply a little later to pop is all. Places I have had luck that I won't be going back to are.. Two Rivers, the woods on the Iowa side of the pedestrian walking bridge, and other random nebraska-side wooded areas along the missouri. Go on google maps, look for the wooded areas, then try to pick somewhere that you can not park a car very close to and put your walking shoes on. I walked a mile and a half to get to the spot I found these and it was obvious that I was the only person to put the effort into walking back there this year because there were mushrooms that were obviously over a week old(some too old to even harvest). What areas have you tried so far?
     
  3. luvshrooming

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    Thanks!! Was at riverside in cb & dodge park on tuesday. Then yesterday went to deer island & desoto. Two day total was maybe a little more than a pound but all prettty small. And found almost as many ticks as mushrooms yesterday! Anxious for the yellows! :) heading to indian caves to camp this weekend so will check that out as well. Think I'll just need to put more walking into it. Thanks again!!
     
  4. luvshrooming

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    & I did try two rivers a couple of weeks ago & found nothing. Think it must have been a little too early then.
     
  5. nebrcatman

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    I am SW of Lincoln and the yellows are just starting to pop. Could not ask for better conditions cause as of Thur. AM as I am typing this in we have foggy mornings and damp and humid last couple days..... this is after some much needed rain. This weekend I am hopeing to hit the mother lode. Ticks are bad here too......thats just part of it. They are hungry too and love blood as much as we love shrooms!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. luvshrooming

    luvshrooming Young Morel

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    Exactly my thoughts on the ticks!! :)
     
  7. zencat002

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    Went out today and picked 111 morels, about 60% yellow. Average size was about 1.5-2 inches. Still finding greys too, but more yellows are coming on. Perfect weather here in Lincoln this morning, damp, cloudy. I bet after a couple of warm days we will hit a mother-lode! Also agree with others: ticks are thick as thieves this year! Remeber that soils do not warm evenly due to vegetative type and thickness, as well as shade and topography. My best luck this year (today) was to stay at or near the top edge of the floodplain of whatever creek/river I was walking. Once I found out what general elevation, floor covering, canopy, etc. I was consistently finding mushrooms. Happy Hunting All!
     
  8. old picker

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    nice luvshrooming im 60 miled north just found first yellows yesterday
     
  9. makzmus

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    Jesusmeatball, I'm curious why you won't go back to those places you listed?
     
  10. jesusmeatball

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    I wont be going back to any of those places because of various reasons. Two Rivers - too much mustard growth and was too many ticks and too many types of little ticks. Walking bridge Iowa side - Much of the land is washed out with lots of sand and the area that is available is scoured over by pedestrians walking the dike very regularly. They are there but it a lot of effort. NP Dodge - Probably isnt bad by now but still lots of competition and ticks oh boy ticks. Now, I could find mushrooms in all of these places. Ya know, maybe spending a couple hours to find maybe a pound or so. OR, I could just hit up my new place that I found on Wednesday(which is where I found the morels pictured above). I went out to my new spot again today(friday) and in a little over an hour I found another 200+ weighing in at about 5.5lbs...

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    Of the total area my new place covers, I have probably BARELY covered 5% of it. And the yields are progressively getting better the further I walk in. The only draw back is that there is a little walking involved, less than a mile to the tree line, but this is most likely a deterrent to some of the more lazy hunters which leaves more for me.
     
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  11. chrsman

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    Hey jesusmeatball, if your spot is roughly an hour 20 min away, I have been eyeballing it for awhile...I'm headed to my anticipated destination Sunday, maybe we can touch base and share info.
     
  12. chrsman

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    I walked Two Rivers Wednesday, accumulated a dozen ticks and a lil' over a pound, mixed grey's and yellow's. A lot of competition out there. I've been blessed with private lands for most of my life hunting in Fremont area. Omaha's a whole nother ball game.
     
  13. jesusmeatball

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    My spot is MUCH closer than an hour and 20 minutes away.. That distance could put me about anywhere :) I live in midtown omaha and even driving out to two rivers is further than i like to travel. .if you want to chat about stuff just send me an email.. if you take my name on here and add @gmail.com then you will be on the right track. I'd be happy to talk about potential honey-holes.