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Stop the Presses, Big Fish, Second Week in a Row!

Got into the office this morning and found documentation for another state record fish.  This was another notable catch, a big fish, a big popular sport fish!

For years I have been saying that if our rod & reel record for hybrid striped bass, wiper, was ever going to fall, it was going to come from Lake McConaughy.

It did!

Tou Kong Yang from Colorado caught this beauty yesterday!

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Photo from FaceBook.

That fish weighed in at 21 pounds 9 ounces, beating the old rod & reel state record by a pound and a half!  It was 36 inches long.

It was caught on a swimbait–a great bait for big predator fish!

Congratulations, Tou!

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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