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Pond Management Workshops

I have often said that all of our waters can be important fisheries in Nebraska, and that includes some of the state’s smallest waters–pits and ponds.  Angler surveys have consistently shown us that at least a quarter of licensed Nebraska anglers spend some time fishing pits and ponds each year.  Those small waters produce some of the best largemouth bass and panfish fishing in Nebraska every year and there are a variety of other species caught from some of those waters as well.

With that in mind, pond owners, pond managers and even hard-core pit and pond anglers, you might be interested in these workshops!

Lake and Pond Management Workshops Scheduled– Persons interested in pond and lake management are invited to a series of free workshops in March.The workshops are a joint effort of the Nebraska Extension, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The workshops are intended for landowners and others interested in learning about:– How lakes function in southeast Nebraska

— Managing waters for fisheries

— Lake management planning

— Resolving common maintenance problems

— Developing an individualized maintenance plan for a private pond

— Project funding and regulations

Reservations are required. The workshops will be held from 6-8 p.m. as follows: Lincoln – March 4, Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, 3125 Portia St.; Grand Island – March 12, College Park at Grand Island, Room 207, 3180 W. U.S. Highway 34; and Omaha – March 18, Nebraska Extension Office, 8015 West Center Road.

To register, visit go.unl.edu/lincolnpondworkshop, go.unl.edu/GIpondworkshop, or go.unl.edu/Omahapondworkshop. For more information, contact Katie Pekarek at kpekarek2@unl.edu or 402-643-2981.

If you want to study up before you go to one of these workshops, do not forget our Pond Management Guide Series.

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About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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