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