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Bullhead Stockings

Let me highlight this news release that went out last week.  Maybe it will give you an idea of something to do with the kids this Labor Day–GO FISH.

Black Bullheads Stocked in Four Eastern Lakes

LINCOLN, Neb. – Catchable-size black bullheads are being stocked in four eastern Nebraska lakes just in time for Labor Day weekend, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The Valentine State Fish Hatchery is stocking 9- to 10-inch bullheads in the following lakes: Louisville State Recreation Area (SRA) No. 2A, 606 bullheads; Fremont SRA No. 3, 1,172; Two Rivers SRA No. 7, 620; and Two Rivers No. 6, 1,320.

“Bullheads are a fish that are almost always willing to bite and are great for introducing children and beginning anglers to the joys of fishing,” said Daryl Bauer, Game and Parks fisheries outreach program manager. “Before this summer is over, families should take advantage of the opportunity to spend some time together fishing for bullheads at these state recreation area waters.”

Bullhead fishing does not require expensive equipment, just a rod and reel, some hooks, weights and maybe a bobber. Night crawlers and garden worms are good baits. The daily bag limit on the lakes listed above is five.

Yes, bullheads!  Why?  Because they are easy to catch and many an angler started their career catching “yellow bellies”.  If you want to read more on bullheads, bullhead fishing and this bullhead stocking program, please venture back to these old blog posts, http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2011/08/i-respect-rodney-dangerfield/ , http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2010/09/bullheads/ .

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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