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News Items, Sept. 14, 2020

Just a couple of news items I want to include in the ole blog today.  Yes, I know these are going to be of limited interest, but there are a few anglers who will want to know.  That is why I do it!

After last year’s flooding, I noted that a number of pits on our lower Platte River State Recreation areas were going to need renovations.  That process is going to take some time, not all of those fisheries are going to be renovated at once.  This is the beginning. . . .

Louisville Lake 1A fish renovation completed

LINCOLN, Neb. – Lake 1A at Louisville State Recreation Area has been renovated to remove rough fish, especially silver carp.

Lake 1A and Lake 1, which will be renovated the week of Sept. 13, were invaded by unwanted species during the 2019 spring flooding of the Platte River.

The 1-acre Lake 1A was treated Sept. 8 with rotenone, which is a toxicant used to eliminate fish. The lake was found to contain more than 200 silver carp of at least 15 pounds. Since these fish filter plankton from the water, they can severely limit other fish species in the lake and are difficult for anglers to catch.

Fish stockings following the renovations will include largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish.

Funding for this project is provided by Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Fund. For more information, contact Jeff Jackson, jeff.jackson@nebraska.gov or 402-471-7647.

Jeff Jackson photo.
Jeff Jackson photo. Thanks, Jeff!

Mulberry Bend

Lastly, we have had some boat ramp problems at Mulberry Bend on the Missouri River.  If you use that ramp, you will want to know about this.

Jeff Schuckman photo. Thanks, Jeff!

When there are some lower flows on the river this winter, we can look at alterations and repairs.

While I am on the subject of the Missouri River again.  We have a Missouri River Outdoor Recreation Access Guide.  I do not think a lot of folks know about it, so follow the link, check it out.  It is very useful!

“Carry on”.  Fish on!

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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