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Three state fishing records certified so far this year

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has certified three state fishing records so far this year – all set on rod and reel.

The records are:

— Kelly Macke of Lincoln on Jan. 3 pulled a 1-pound, 14-ounce redear sunfish through the ice at Wildwood Lake in Lancaster County. The 11¾-inch fish ate a tungsten jig and wax worm.

— Wade Williby of Grand Island caught a 3-pound triploid crappie March 5 from Kea Lake in Buffalo County. The 17-inch fish ate a silver jig.

— Douglas Hyde of McCook caught a 2-pound, 1-ounce tiger trout on March 11 at Lake Maloney in Lincoln County. The fish was 18 3/8 inches long and ate a minnow.

For a list of all state record fish, visit: OutdoorNebraska.org/NebraskaFishSpecies. Go to OutdoorNebraska.org to purchase a fishing permit.

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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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