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Big Fish!

I suspect that some of you have already heard about this fish, but just in case you have not. . . .

First of all, you should know that the Omaha World Herald has a new outdoor webpage, gooutdoorsne.com .  We, the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, have partnered with the World Herald on that page.  You will find a ton of outdoors, hunting and fishing, “stuff” there and if you have not checked it out yet, you need to.  Look around and you will find a lot of content that you might have seen already, things like some of my blog posts, but there is a lot more.

For example, you need to check out this story about a mammoth crappie that was caught through the ice this winter from a Nebraska farm pond, Angler Wasn’t Reeling for a Record .  While you are at it, make sure you watch the short video of the fish before it was released:


Subsequently, I have seen pictures of the fish and the story mentioned on some nationwide websites, Field & Stream Field Notes.  Excellent!

You will see my name mentioned in the story.  I communicated with both the anglers and the World Herald writer who wrote the story.  I can tell you they were a couple of very excited anglers and they should be!  I suspect the fish would have been just a little short of being a state record, but who knows?  I know this much, Andy Moore did not care; all he cared about was releasing that fish in the best condition possible so someone else would have a chance to catch it!  For that I applaud him and if he wants to brag about releasing a state record crappie, I will help him brag!

Congratulations, Andy.  Well Done!


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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