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Take Children Bullhead Fishing Before Summer is Over

LINCOLN – There is still time to take children fishing for stocked bullheads this summer. In fact, many anglers started their fishing careers catching bullheads at a young age.

Black bullheads raised at the Valentine State Fish Hatchery will be stocked by early September at the following state recreation areas, with quantities: Louisville Lake No. 2A, 672; Fremont Lake No. 3, 1,435; Two Rivers Lake No. 7, 666; and Two Rivers Lake No. 6, 1,604. These bullheads will be 7-10 inches in length.

“Bullheads are a fish that are almost always willing to bite and are great for introducing kids and beginning anglers to fishing,” said Daryl Bauer, fisheries outreach program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “A rod and reel, some hooks, weights, maybe a bobber and a few nightcrawlers or garden worms are all the equipment needed to catch bullheads.”

The daily bag limit is five for bullheads at Louisville, Fremont and Two Rivers.

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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