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Four state fish records recently certified

LINCOLN, Neb. – Four state fish records recently were certified by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Three records were for underwater spearfishing and one for rod and reel.

They are:

– Mike Ban of Elbert, Colo., speared a 30-pound, 7-ounce bigmouth buffalo June 27 at a private sandpit in Dawson County.

– Ryan Malo of Cheyenne, Wyo., speared a 16-pound, 2-ounce wiper July 1 at Lake McConaughy in Keith County.

– Ryan Reynolds of Lexington speared an 8-pound, 12-ounce river carpsucker July 14 at Lake McConaughy.

– Don Musser of Tryon caught a 3-pound, 15-ounce tiger trout on rod and reel with a nightcrawler Aug. 20 at the Sutherland Supply Canal near Paxton in Keith County.

“Tiger trout are a hybrid [brown and brook trout] that does occur rarely in the wild, but in recent years our Nebraska state fish hatcheries have grown these fish and stocked them in a number of Nebraska waters,” said Daryl Bauer, Game and Parks’ fisheries outreach program manager. “Naturally, with more tiger trout available, our rod-and-reel state record has been growing with the passing of time.”

Check out the 2018 Fishing Guide for a complete list of record fish, a state record application form and state record rules.

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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