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.
– 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.