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Community Fishing Nights


Some of you may have noticed a subtle difference in our Family Fishing program this summer.  We have had a full list of events again this summer, actually starting to wind down now, but you may have noticed we have been calling them “Community Fishing Nights” instead of “Family Fishing Nights”.  It is a minor name change made because we did not want folks to think that they could not come out if they did not have family to come …

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August outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in August. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. July 31-Aug. 2 – Learn to Hunt Camp, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln Aug. 1 – Squirrel hunting season opens Aug. 1 – Registration begins for Harvest Information Program Aug. 1 – Family Fishing Event, Mormon Island State …

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Carp-O-Rama, Branched Oak 2018


Tomorrow is the day!  Time for the first of our annual carp carnivals! If you want more information on the whole carp fishing game, how about a little Carp Appreciation?! This event will go, rain or shine, the carp don’t care.  I tell folks that when we are holding events like this, we are basically just out there having fun and we hope that you bring the family and have fun with us!

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Family Fishing Event scheduled today in Lincoln canceled

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Family Fishing Event scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Lincoln’s Bowling Lake has been canceled due to excessive heat predicted for today. The next Family Fishing Event in Lincoln is scheduled for Aug. 3 at Holmes Lake. More information on the program is available at OutdoorNebraska.gov/familyfishing and facebook.com/familyfishingnebraska/.

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Family Fishing Event July 20 at Bowling Lake Canceled

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Family Fishing event scheduled for July 20 at Lincoln’s Bowling Lake has been canceled because of expected excessive heat. The final Family Fishing event in Lincoln this summer will be Aug. 4 at Holmes Lake. Upcoming events in the Omaha area will be July 19 at Zorinsky Lake, July 28 at Benson Park, and Aug. 2 at Prairie Queen Lake. The events will run 6-8 p.m. Other remaining Family Fishing events this …

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2016 Family Fishing Events


I taught a “basic fishing” class last Thursday evening.  That class was planned to be in a classroom and I am afraid the participants had to listen to me ramble about fishing for a couple of hours.  I hope I did not bore them to tears.  One thing I mentioned to them that I want to “hit” again today is our Family Fishing events.  Yes, some of these events have already been held this late spring/early summer, but there is …

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Family Fishing Event at Carter Lake on Aug. 6

LINCOLN – Omaha families can join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for an evening of fun at a Family Fishing Event on Aug. 6 at Carter Lake. The Family Fishing Trailer will be parked near the south parking lot on the east side of the lake, off Abbott Drive. The event runs from 6-8 p.m. Family Fishing Events provide opportunities for people of all ages who have never fished or have not fished in years to learn and enjoy …

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Family Fishing Event at Merritt Reservoir SRA on Aug. 1

LINCOLN – Enjoy a day of family fishing for all ages at the Fishing is Fun! event on Aug. 1 at Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area in Cherry County. This free event is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. at Beed’s Landing. The event is for anyone who wants to learn how to fish or who has little fishing experience. Loaner equipment, bait and fishing instructors will be available. Fishing and park entry permits are required. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission …

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Cops and Bobbers

It was a fun day yesterday for more than 200 youths and their families at the annual Cops and Bobbers fishing event held at Omaha’s Benson Park Lagoon sponsored by our friends at Omaha Police with assistance from us at Game and Parks.  Here’s a really neat, short video from the event that Omaha Police Officer Kevin Wiese put together: It was also nice to have Omaha’s Mayor Jean Stothert waterside. Of course, I got in on the action helping …

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Fall Family Fishing Events

Our family fishing events have been very popular and successful.  All of those events have been held during the summer in recent years until now!  We are hosting some fall family fishing events specifically highlighting the fall put & take trout fishing opportunities around the state. The rainbow trout that have been stocked in those waters mentioned above are almost always willing to bite, and it is a great time to be in Nebraska’s outdoors.  Grab the kids and GO …

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