Got this note from Brandon Maahs, one of our field biologists in north-central Nebraska:
Need a new fishing hotspot? Be on the lookout for new artificial habitat structures in Merritt Reservoir this year. NGPC Fisheries staff have built and are ready to deploy at least 30 modified Georgia Cubes.
Years of siltation, erosion, and decay of submerged trees has reduced the overall habitat complexity within Merritt Reservoir. Adding artificial habitat, such as these PVC cubes, can help replenish degraded natural habitat. The complex array of corrugated drainage pipe will provide cover for small fish while larger game fish will be attracted to an open bottom area and the small fish within the cube. Cubes will also provide new fishing spots for anglers to target. Once submerged, GPS points of cube locations will be made available to the public. #NEAquaticHabitat