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Fish Salvage Set for Lake Yankton in Preparation for Fish Renovation

LINCOLN – An upcoming renovation project at Lake Yankton in Cedar County will result in all fish being eliminated on Sept. 10. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has authorized fish salvage there Aug. 20 through Sept. 8. The water level at the lake is down four feet and dropping.

This salvage allows licensed anglers to harvest fish remaining in the lake. Length and daily bag limits are rescinded for the lake during the salvage period. Legal methods of take include snagging, hand fishing, spearing and archery. The use of legal baitfish seines, dip nets and landing nets is allowed.

Anglers should use caution while salvaging fish as years of sedimentation has made the lake bed unstable. Stranded fish of all species may be salvaged for human consumption only. Because of concerns for the spread of aquatic invasive species, salvaged fish may not be sold or used for stocking purposes in public or private waters.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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