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A Special Community Fishing Night

You and your family are invited to come join us at a special Game and Parks Community Fishing Night at Lake Halleck in Papillion, NE this Tuesday night, July 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

I invite you to share in the fun of fishing at our Special Community Fishing Night coming up on Tuesday, July 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Lake Halleck in Papillion, NE. Photo by Jo Momsen/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Come, get some fresh air, sample some Dutch oven cooking and find out how easy and fun fishing is!

I assisted a youngster who had a great time learning to fish at a prior summer community fishing night at Lake Halleck in Papillion, NE. Photo by Larry Pape/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Hungry sunfish await you!

A child proudly displays a small bluegill caught (and released) at a previous summer community fishing night event at Lake Halleck in Papillion, NE. Photo by Greg Wagner/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

We at Game and Parks will be hosting the event. We will be furnishing loaner fishing tackle and bait as well as fishing instruction. As an added bonus, Game and Parks staff will be offering Dutch oven cooking tips with free samples to try (as long as supplies last). Individuals can also register for the popular Take ‘Em Fishing challenge on-site. The Weekly TV Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News will be broadcasting live at the event, too.

Ross Jernstrom of Omaha’s WOWT 6 Sports and I get ready for a LIVE broadcast of the weekly TV outdoor report on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News during a recent summer community fishing night at Lake Halleck in Papillion, NE. Photo by Larry Pape/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Larry Pape, Game and Parks Fisheries Outdoor Education Specialist, says community fishing nights provide a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to learn about nature and outdoor activities, plus discover fishing or even sharpen those rusty fishing skills.

“As folks get ready to hit the lake or embark on their summer vacations, we want to give them the basics of fishing, or at least a quick refresher on the lifestyle, and have them experience first-hand how enjoyable and relaxing fishing can be,” Pape said. “Bring the kids, they’re welcome.” he added.

Christy Christiansen of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission lands a helping hand to a life jacket-clad youngster who landed her fist fish – a tiny blugeill – at a previous summer community fishing night at Papillion’s Lake Halleck. Photo by Larry Pape/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Lake Halleck is located just a quarter mile to the east of the intersection of Washington and Lincoln Streets in downtown Papillion. Look for the Game and Parks’ Fishing Trailer and Tables, where staff will be waiting to assist you.

Jo Momsen of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission coordinates young volunteers at the bait and tackle station of a prior summer community fishing night event at Lake Halleck in Papillion, NE. Photo by Larry Pape/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

All adults 16 years of age and older will need a fishing permit in order to fish at a Community Fishing Night event. Permits can be acquired at this link. Kids under the age of 16 do not need a fishing permit. For information about Nebraska fishing laws and regulations, see the current Nebraska Fishing Guide.

To get more information about our Game and Parks’ Community Fishing Nights (formerly called “Family Fishing Nights”), including a listing of those events scheduled across Nebraska, click here.

See you at the lake!

With Lake Halleck’s fountain in the background, a father snaps a quick pic of his daughter who caught (and released) a small bluegill during a previous summer community fishing night event. Photo by Larry Pape/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Public Information Officer and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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