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Fish die-off reported at Sutherland Reservoir

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A fish die-off occurred this week at Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area in southwest Nebraska. White bass made up the majority of the approximately 1,500 dead fish documented Sept. 2 along the west shoreline. Other species observed in lower numbers were wiper, gizzard shard, yellow perch and common carp. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission collected a live white bass for testing to help determine stressors potentially related to the die-off. Game and Parks staff will continue …

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North Platte angler lands state record tiger trout

Walton Moore of North Platte with the record tiger trout he caught at Sutherland Reservoir inlet March 11.

LINCOLN, Neb. – Walton “Ed” Moore of North Platte was bank fishing at the Sutherland Reservoir inlet March 11 when a tiger trout took the minnow he was drifting slowly on the bottom of the lake. He reeled in the 6-pound, 13-ounce trout, which set a state record for rod-and-reel. The fish measured 25¾ inches in length. The previous state record trout caught on rod-and-reel was 5 pounds, 7 ounces. It also was caught at Sutherland Reservoir. Read all a …

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Back in the Saddle


I am all fishing, all the time, except when the turkeys are gobbling in the spring.  I just cannot get enough of hunting those big, beautiful Toms.  So, the past few weeks I have to admit to you that I have been fishing very little.  But, Nebraska’s spring turkey season 2016 is now in the rear-view mirror, and it is time to get back on the water!  This past weekend, a holiday weekend, was a great one to do that, …

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Health Advisory Lifted at Sutherland Reservoir

LINCOLN – A health advisory has been lifted at Sutherland Reservoir near Sutherland. Earlier this month, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) detected elevated levels of toxic algae at the lake. As a precaution, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission closed the lake to swimming and advised visitors to avoid ingesting water and to keep pets out of the water. All other activities were unaffected. Testing earlier this week by the DEQ indicated that algae levels had returned to …

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