LINCOLN, Neb. – The trout lake at Two Rivers State Recreation Area (SRA) in Douglas County will open for family fishing beginning March 14.
Nearly 13,000 11-inch rainbow trout have been stocked in preparation for the opener.
“Nebraskans eagerly await the annual opening of the Two Rivers trout lake and spring trout fishing in general,” said Daryl Bauer, fisheries outreach program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “It’s a great opportunity to get outdoors with your family and friends.”
All trout caught in the lake must be harvested and not released. Anglers must first purchase from the park office a daily trout tag for $6. Each tag is good for a daily bag limit of four trout. A person may have up to three tags per day and 12 trout in possession. An adult angler may have two children under the age of 16 fishing under the authority of his tag, but the group bag limit still is limited to four trout per tag.
The trout lake is open from 7 a.m. to sunset each day. Anglers, except residents younger than age 16, must have a Nebraska fishing license. All vehicles entering the park must have a park entry permit. Anglers possessing trout on any other lake at Two Rivers SRA must have a trout tag, as well. Anglers are allowed to use one fishing rod and reel each. For more information, call the park at 402-359-5165.
Aside from the chance to catch a meal of fresh fish, there are other incentives for trout fishing in Nebraska. Anglers can enter the Take ’em Fishing challenge by introducing someone to the fun of fishing – whether it’s a grandchild, child, spouse, neighbor, colleague or friend – and be eligible to win prizes. Visit OutdoorNebraska.gov/takeemfishing for more information.
Another challenge, the Nebraska Trout Slam, encourages anglers to catch a rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook trout in the state. Go to OutdoorNebraska.gov/troutslam to get started.
Trout are being stocked in waters across the state in March to enhance fishing opportunities, especially in urban areas. Visit OutdoorNebraska.gov/fishstockingreports for more information.