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Hudson Lake closed to ice fishing March 1

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hudson Lake in Cherry County will be closed to ice fishing March 1, according to an agreement between the landowner and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The private lake 15 miles southwest of Valentine is open to public walk-in fishing access through the Open Fields and Waters program. The landowner’s contract with Game and Parks states that ice fishing is allowed on the lake from December through February. Less clearly, the 2018 Fishing Guide, which is published by Game and Parks, states that Hudson Lake is open to daytime ice fishing only. Closing on the final day of February is an effort to prevent anglers from accessing the land during the spring thaw, when the ground gets soft.

Visit OutdoorNebraska.org to find more information about fishing and the Open Fields and Waters program.

About Jerry Kane

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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