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Fall Trout Stockings Scheduled

LINCOLN – Catchable-size rainbow trout will be stocked by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in October to enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter.

Trout fishing is a great way to introduce children to fishing because simple and inexpensive equipment may be used. A spinning or spin-cast rod and reel with a hook baited with a worm will work well. Add a split shot a couple feet above the hook and a bobber a couple of feet above the split shot. Trout also can be caught with spinners, salmon eggs, dough baits and artificial flies.

The following schedule includes tentative stocking dates and the quantity of 10-inch trout to be stocked:

Oct. 1 – Bessey Pond, Halsey, 600; Crystal Cove Park Lake, South Sioux City, 4,500

Oct. 2 – Fremont State Recreation Area (SRA) No. 2, 4,000; Bridgeport northwest pit, 1,400; Grabel Ponds Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Fort Robinson State Park (SP), 800 each

Oct. 6 – Niobrara SP Pond No. 2, 750; Standing Bear Lake, Omaha, 3,750

Oct. 7 – Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 3,000; Bowling Lake south pond, Lincoln, 400; Carter P. Johnson Lake, Fort Robinson SP, 2,500

Oct. 8 – Pawnee Park West Pond, Columbus, 1,500; TaHaZouka Park Lake, Norfolk, 1,500; Lake Ogallala, 3,500; Humphrey Pond, Ogallala, 900

Oct. 13 – David City Park Pond West, 600

Oct. 14 – Lake Halleck, Papillion, 1,200; Weeping Water Pond, 1,500; Morrill Sandpits: south, 400; north, 1,350; middle, 450; Scottsbluff Zoo Pond, 900

Oct. 15 – Independence Landing, Seward, 600; Standing Bear Lake, Omaha, 3,750; Lake Ogallala, 4,000

Oct. 16 – Benson Park Pond, Omaha, 1,050; CenturyLink Lake, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, 1,500; Harlan County Dam stilling basin, 1,200; Windmill SRA No. 2, Gibbon, 600; Fort Kearny SRA No. 6, 1,200

Oct. 17 – Grove Lake, Royal, 1,500

Oct. 20 – Fremont SRA No. 2, 1,000; Oxford City Lake, 300; Holdrege City Lake, 3,000

Oct. 21 – Such’s Lake, Grand Island, 1,300; Heartwell Park, Hastings, 900; Towl Lake, Omaha, 300; Hitchcock Lake, Omaha, 450; Barnett Park Lake North, McCook, 300; Melham Park Lake, Broken Bow, 1,500; Plum Creek Park Lake, Lexington, 750

Oct. 22 – Auburn Fairgrounds Lake, 800; Steinhart Park, Nebraska City, 1,200; Stanton Lake, Falls City, 600; Pawnee City Lake, 300; Humboldt City Park Lake, 600; Ord City Lake, 1,500; Ansley City Lake, 1,500; Lake Ogallala, 2,500

Oct. 23 – Birdwood Lake, North Platte, 4,000; Curtis Golf Course Pond, 150

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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