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.