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Calamus, Willow Creek lakes on health alert for harmful algal blooms

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A health alert for harmful algal blooms, also known as toxic blue-green algae, has been issued for Calamus Reservoir in Loup and Garfield counties. An alert remains in effect for Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County. The alert has been removed at Wagon Train Lake in Lancaster County. Visitors to Calamus and Willow Creek state recreation areas should avoid full-body contact activities that could lead to swallowing water, such as swimming, wading, skiing, jet skiing, etc. Non-contact …

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Calamus, Johnson Lake, Bluestem, Willow Creek, Rockford, Wagon Train on health alert

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A health alert for harmful algal blooms, also known as toxic blue-green algae, has been issued for Calamus Reservoir in Loup and Garfield counties, Johnson Lake in Gosper and Dawson counties and Bluestem Lake in Lancaster County. A health alert remains in effect at Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County, Rockford Lake in Gage County and Wagon Train Lake in Lancaster County. Visitors to Calamus, Johnson Lake, Bluestem, Willow Creek, Rockford and Wagon Train state recreation areas …

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Rainbow trout stockings resume at Gracie Creek Pond

LINCOLN, Neb. – Catchable-size rainbow trout were stocked in Gracie Creek Pond on Aug. 19 after the recent installation of a new fish screen at the outlet culvert. Plans to resume regular seasonal stockings at the popular fishery located on the north side of Calamus Reservoir in Loup County should be welcoming to anglers. Trout will be stocked at a reduced rate of 600 fish per stocking for the foreseeable future. The capacity of the pond has been reduced because …

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Updates, July 13, 2020

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Several small news items I want to call attention to today.  These are not necessarily a big deal, but they do involve fisheries resources and fishing access.  So, many of you will want to know.  Let me just copy and paste the news releases here: This one likely will be true only for today: Calamus’ Buckshot Bay ramp to temporarily close July 13 LINCOLN, Neb. – The Buckshot Bay boat ramp at Calamus State Recreation Area near Burwell will be …

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What Keeps Fisheries Biologists Awake at Night

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This news release went out at the end of last week, so I fully realize many folks have already heard about this, but I want to make sure everyone hears about it! Incident at Calamus is reminder to Clean, Drain and Dry August 31, 2017 LINCOLN, Neb. – A recent incident at central Nebraska’s Calamus Reservoir is a reminder for all water users – especially boaters – to clean, drain and dry their equipment after every use, according to the …

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Incident at Calamus is reminder to Clean, Drain and Dry

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A recent incident at central Nebraska’s Calamus Reservoir is a reminder for all water users – especially boaters – to clean, drain and dry their equipment after every use, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. A catfish tournament at Calamus attracted anglers from several states. A Game and Parks aquatic invasive species technician inspected the boat of a nonresident participant and discovered zebra mussel shells in the boat live well. The boat previously had been …

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Some days I am not sure what to blog about.  Some days I have something in mind. . . . Then my phone starts ringing; the internet starts “chattering”.  A couple of things have been hot topics at my desk this morning. . . . Know the Regs!!!!! I can think of at least one news release we published already this open-water season reminding anglers to know the fishing regulations.  I can also tell you that not a day goes …

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Adventure Report, Yes, It Is Summer

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I have been a few places the past couple weeks, need to give you a little report on what I have been seeing on the water. . . . Reservoir White Bass I had a couple of evenings on Calamus Reservoir and as is often the case there, on one I got stormed out.  I will fish in about any conditions except when the lightning starts flashing.  I have been on Calamus enough times with thunderstorms approaching to know that …

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Calamus Reservoir Reopens to Boat Traffic

LINCOLN – Calamus Reservoir has been reopened to boat traffic as efforts to find a missing boater continue. The Homestead Knolls boat ramp remains closed, however. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Burwell Fire Department are searching for Wesley Sell, 38, of Arcadia. Sell has been missing since the fishing boat he was riding in sank amid high winds on the afternoon of Oct. 11. Calamus Reservoir is located 5 miles northwest of Burwell in …

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Portion of Calamus Reservoir Closed for Search of Boater

LINCOLN – A portion of Calamus Reservoir is temporarily closed to public access so the search for a missing boater can continue. Garfield County Sheriff Larry Donner said the reservoir is closed from the dam westward to a line from the Homestead Knolls boat ramp to Buckshot Bay. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Burwell Fire Department are searching for Wesley Sell, 38, of Arcadia. Sell has been missing since the fishing boat he was …

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