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What Lurks Beneath, Nov. 2018, and an Update

Our Nebraska Game & Parks Commission fisheries biologists are finishing up their fall fish sampling around the state.  I am starting to hear a few stories about what they sampled, will be getting data summaries and starting to put together next year’s Fishing Forecast in the coming weeks.

Once again let me post a disclaimer before I show you the pictures:  When pointy-headed fisheries biologists sample fish populations they are NOT trying to capture the biggest fish in a population.  They ARE trying to collect a representative sample of all sizes of fish in a population.  However, when sampling thousands of fish, you better believe we see a few nice ones. . . .

Fall2018LMB

Fall2018Saugeye

Fall2018Walleye

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Fall2018ChanCat

Now some of you are grumbling that you have seen these pictures already, even know where those fish were sampled.  Sorry, just trying to spread the word even more.  For those of you who have not seen them and know not where those fish were sampled, I will give you a couple of clues:  All of those were in southeast Nebraska, and if you will join the Nebraska Fishing FaceBook group, you will know!

Those fish and a whole lot more are still out there swimming!

One quick news update I need to post too:

Rainbow trout stocked at Crystal Springs

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission stocked 900 rainbow trout at Crystal Springs Park in Fairbury on Nov. 6.

The stocking by the Grove Trout Rearing Station in Royal had been delayed by the presence of fish-eating cormorants, which have since left the area.

To locate past stockings, visit Game and Parks’ fish stocking database at outdoornebraska.gov/fishstockingprogram.

Thank goodness the cormorants moved along!

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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