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Labor Day Fishing

I do not like it when folks give human attributes to fish and game, but I imagine if there was ever a working man’s fish, a real roll up it’s sleeves and go to work, sweaty, dirty, “Get -R-Done” kind of fish, it would be a black bullhead.  So, why not celebrate Labor Day by doing a little bullhead fishing?

Stocked Bullheads Provide More Late-Summer Fishing Opportunities

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 were stocked Sept. 1 at the following state recreation areas, with quantities: Louisville Lake No. 2A, 518; Fremont Lake No. 3, 1,100; Two Rivers Lake No. 7, 501; and Two Rivers Lake No. 6, 1,209. These stocked bullheads are 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 night crawlers 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.

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If you like to fish for bullheads, and yes, I know there are those of you reading this who do, here are some more bullhead hot spots, 2015 Fishing Forecast .

It is not too late to get out and do some fishing, it is never too late!

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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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