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State Record Update, Spearing 2019

It has been a while since I have done a state record update.  I usually do an update about this time of year, and usually I have some spearfishing and bowfishing records to report.  This time I only have one. . .

Daniel Nelson of Ogallala took a 1 pound 12 ounce redear sunfish by underwater spearfishing back in June.  That fish was taken from a private pond in Keith County.

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Congratulations, Daniel, your state record certificate will be coming in the mail.

As always, the Fishing Guide has all the state record rules and an application form.  You can see a complete listing of all state record fish HERE.

I like to tell a story or two about a “near miss” state record fish, but sorry, I do not have any of them right now either.

I believe that fall is one of the best times of year for catching big specimens of several species.  Looking back through the rod & reel state records, I count thirteen that have been caught in the fall, September through November.  I would consider that proof of big fish in the fall because there are far less anglers on the water then.  Our weather has taken a sudden turn towards cold, but there is still some fall fishing left, and who knows?  There might be a record fish out there waiting for you to catch it!

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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