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Larger channel catfish stocked for youth to catch

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is giving young anglers in eastern Nebraska an opportunity to catch some “bonus-sized” channel catfish. Game and Parks on Aug. 14 stocked catfish ranging from 2 to 10 pounds in three lakes. There were 270 stocked in Omaha’s Wehrspann Lake, 50 in Lincoln’s Bowling Lake, and 50 in Papillion’s Lake Halleck. “There are very limited numbers of fish this large that can be produced in Nebraska state fish hatcheries, not nearly …

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Larger channel catfish stocked for youth to catch

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is giving young anglers in southeastern Nebraska an opportunity to catch some larger channel catfish. Game and Parks later this week is stocking approximately 25 cats at Platte River State Park’s Jenny Newman Pond near Louisville and 200 fish at Bowling Lake in Lincoln. The fish range from 2 to 9 pounds in weight. “There are very limited numbers of fish this large that can be produced in Nebraska state fish …

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Large Channel Catfish Stocked in Select Urban and Parks Waters

LINCOLN – Young anglers in the Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney areas have a chance to catch some larger stocked channel catfish this summer. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recently planted some catfish 5 pounds and larger in those areas. Lake Halleck in Papillion and Bowling Lake in Lincoln each received 60 of the large channel catfish, while Fort Kearny State Recreation Area’s Lake No. 6 received 30. “There are limited numbers of these fish that can be produced in …

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Walleye Egg Collections to Begin April 4

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will collect spawning walleyes from Sherman Reservoir, Merritt Reservoir and Lake McConaughy in April. The collection goal to meet 2016 walleye stocking requests is approximately 78 million eggs. As of April 1, a designated area along the dam at Sherman is closed to bank anglers and boats following sunset. The collection at Sherman will begin the night of April 4. Anglers and boaters are asked to avoid Nebraska Game and Parks boats …

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Nebraska Game and Parks Announces Spring Trout Stocking Schedule

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will stock nearly 41,000 catchable-size rainbow trout in city ponds and lakes across the state this month to enhance spring fishing opportunities. Angling for stocked rainbow trout is an excellent way to introduce young and new anglers to fishing. The stocking schedule, subject to change depending on conditions, includes date, location and quantity (times are approximate): Week of March 7 – Gracie Creek Pond, 1,025 March 16 – Bridgeport State Recreation Area …

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Stocked Bullheads Provide More Late-Summer Fishing OpportunitiesStocked Bullheads Provide More Late-Summer Fishing Opportunities

LINCOLN – There is still time to take children fishing for stocked bullheads this summer. In fact, many anglers started their fishing careers catching bullheads at a young age. Black bullheads raised at the Valentine State Fish Hatchery were stocked Sept. 1 at the following state recreation areas, with quantities: Louisville Lake No. 2A, 518; Fremont Lake No. 3, 1,100; Two Rivers Lake No. 7, 501; and Two Rivers Lake No. 6, 1,209. These stocked bullheads are 7-10 inches in …

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Recovery Efforts Continue with Stocking of Pallid Sturgeon in Missouri River

LINCOLN – More than 2,000 5- to 6-inch pallid sturgeon were stocked in the channelized portion of the Missouri River along Nebraska’s eastern border on Aug. 24. The stocking is part of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s recovery efforts for this federal- and state-listed endangered species. The pallid sturgeon were stocked in two locations. The first was at the newly-constructed Deer Island shallow-water habitat improvement project near Tekamah (river mile 762.3) in Burt County. Deer Island has more than …

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Fall Trout Stockings Scheduled

LINCOLN – Catchable-size rainbow trout will be stocked by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in October to enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter. Trout fishing is a great way to introduce children to fishing because simple and inexpensive equipment may be used. A spinning or spin-cast rod and reel with a hook baited with a worm will work well. Add a split shot a couple feet above the hook and a bobber a couple of feet above the …

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Paddlefish Stocking in Central Nebraska Canal System

This past week the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission stocked 990 paddlefish at Gallagher Canyon and Midway Canyon Reservoirs located south of Cozad. The twelve-inch paddlefish have been stocked in efforts to offer anglers a chance in central Nebraska to be able to snag or use bow and arrow on mature paddlefish. “We hope to establish a sufficient population so that a season can be implemented similar to that on the Missouri river,” said Dave Tunink, Assistant Administrator Fisheries Management …

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Take Children Bullhead Fishing Before Summer is Over

LINCOLN – There is still time to take children fishing for stocked bullheads this summer. In fact, many anglers started their fishing careers catching bullheads at a young age. Black bullheads raised at the Valentine State Fish Hatchery will be stocked by early September at the following state recreation areas, with quantities: Louisville Lake No. 2A, 672; Fremont Lake No. 3, 1,435; Two Rivers Lake No. 7, 666; and Two Rivers Lake No. 6, 1,604. These bullheads will be 7-10 …

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