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Nebraska Fall Trout Stockings Have Begun

LINCOLN, Neb. – The fall stocking of catchable-size rainbow trout in Nebraska has begun. These 10-inch fish are being stocked in urban and park waters across the state to provide fishing opportunities throughout the winter.
“These rainbow trout that are being stocked are relatively easy to catch and are in waters easily accessible to a lot of youth and beginning anglers,” said Daryl Bauer, fisheries outreach program manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “We encourage experienced anglers to take a beginner fishing and go after some of these trout.”
The following lists of stockings include tentative dates and approximate quantities:
Recent stockings:
Sept. 26 – Crystal Cove Lake, South Sioux City, 4,400 trout
Sept. 30 – Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District pit, Halsey, 600; Minnechaduza Creek, Valentine City Park, 200
Oct. 2 – Niobrara State Park (SP) Pond No. 2, Niobrara, 700
Oct. 7 – Fremont State Recreation Area (SRA) Lake No. 2, 4,000
Oct. 8-9 – Standing Bear Lake, Omaha, 7,000; Barnett Park Pond, McCook, 1,000; Elm Creek, near Red Cloud, 1,000; Harlan County Dam Stilling Basin, 1,200
Future stockings:
Oct. 9-11 – CenturyLink Lake, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, 2,500; Bridgeport SRA northwest pit, 1,400; Carter P. Johnson Lake, Fort Robinson SP, 2,500
Week of Oct. 14 – TaHaZouka Park Pond, Norfolk, 1,500; Pawnee Park West Pond, Columbus, 1,500; Heartwell Park Pond, Hastings, 900; Such’s Pit, Grand Island, 1,300; Lake Halleck, Papillion, 1,200; Weeping Water Pond, 1,500; Auburn Rotary Club Lake, 1,400; Steinhart Park Pond, Nebraska City, 1,200; Falls City Park Pond, 200; Pawnee City Park Pond, 300; Humboldt City Park Pond, 600; Grabel Ponds, Fort Robinson SP, 2,400; White River, near Fort Robinson SP, 300; Zoo Pond, Scottsbluff, 900; Morrill pits, 2,800; Lexington City Park Pond, 750; Fort Kearny SRA Pit No. 6, Kearney, 1,200; Windmill SRA Pit No. 2, Gibbon, 600; Holdrege City Lake, 3,000; Oxford City Lake, 300
Oct. 19 – Bowling Lake, Lincoln, 400; Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 3,000
Week of Oct. 21 – Towl Park Pond, Omaha, 300; Hitchcock Park Pond, Omaha, 450; Benson Park Pond, Omaha, 1,050; Ansley Park Pond, 1,200; Ord City Pond, 1,500; Curtis Golf Course Pond, 150; Birdwood Wildlife Management Area Lake, North Platte, 4,000; Humphrey Pond, Ogallala, 900; Rock Creek Lake, 2,000
Late October – Grove Lake, Royal, 1,500; Lake Ogallala, 10,000-plus.
November – Crystal Springs middle pond, Fairbury, 1,000
For more information on fishing, or to purchase a permit, visit OutdoorNebraska.org.

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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