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State Fair Time!

Fish have been displayed at the Nebraska State Fair almost since there was a state fair.  We know live fish were displayed at the State Fair back in 1885, and they have been there almost every year since.  This year is no exception as fish were collected from all corners to the state and hauled to the state fair last week.  Fish are collected primarily by electrofishing, hauled on pickups and then displayed for the duration of the fair in our state-of-the-art, 5,000 gallon aquarium.  We try to display a variety of species of fish because Nebraska has a variety, but we always know that everyone loves BIG fish!

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If you get to the fair, be sure to swing by and check out the fish!  You will find other neat activities and displays in the Game & Parks Commission area too, plan to meet there, plan to spend some time there!

Don’t forget to take a guess at the weight of the big catfish!

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Oh, and of course make sure to score a corn dog, cherry limeade and some cotton candy while you are there!

Jordan Katt photos, thanks Jordan!

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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