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Game and Parks Announces Spring Trout Stocking Schedule

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will stock catchable-size rainbow trout in several city ponds and lakes across the state this month.

The schedule, subject to change depending on conditions, includes date, location, approximate time of stocking, and quantity:

March 13 – Niobrara State Park (SP), 11:30 a.m., 750 trout

March 14 – CenturyLink Lake, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, 2,250; Fort Kearny State Recreation Area (SRA), 600; Windmill SRA No. 2, Gibbon, 300; Holdrege City Park, 1,400; Auble Pond, Ord, 700

March 15 – Auburn Rotary Club Lake, 1,300; Fremont SRA No. 2, 4,000

March 16 – TaHaZouka Park, Norfolk, 9:30 a.m., 1,400; Barnett Park, McCook, 10 a.m., 1,000; Ponca SP, 10:45 a.m., 900; Lake Halleck, Papillion, 11 a.m., 1,000; Pawnee Park West, Columbus, 11 a.m., 1,400; Curtis Golf Course, 11 a.m., 150; Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 11:30 a.m., 3,000; Steinhart Park, Nebraska City, 12:30 p.m., 1,000; Lexington City Park, 12:30 p.m., 750; Heartwell Park, Hastings, 2 p.m., 450

March 18 – Stanton Lake, Falls City, 200; Pawnee City Pond, 300; Humboldt City Park Lake, 350

Week of March 18 – Bridgeport SRA northwest, 1,400; Morrill sandpits: north, 1,350, middle, 450; Scottsbluff Zoo Pond, 900; Lake Ogallala, 2,000 (8,000 stocked on March 5); Terry’s Pit, Terrytown, 1,500; Elm Creek, 1,000; Ponca SP, 500; Fremont No. 2, 750

Trout fishing is an excellent activity for children and families, requiring only a basic rod and reel, hook, worm, and bobber. Small spinners and prepared baits also work well.

All anglers fishing in Nebraska, except residents under age 16, must have a fishing license. A park entry permit is required for each vehicle entering state parks, recreation areas and historical parks.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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