The North Platte remains muddy. Two walleye fishermen were kind enough to take me to one of the local lakes Friday. I had a lot to learn. The big males were biting, but not for me. I had two bites all day,lost a lot of jigs, while the other guys caught one fish after another. There's a steep learning curve with walleyes. I was able to land two. But I had a great time and the weather was perfect. This weekend I'm off to Missouri to receive the Jefferey Smith Award for Creative Non-fiction.