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Virtual option added for Lake Mac walleye discussion

A virtual option to view the March 29 Lake McConaughy public informational meeting on walleye fishing has been added.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. Mountain time at the Lake McConaughy Visitor Center. Find the Zoom link to watch live through the event listing at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov.

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will discuss fisheries research, changes in stocking and angler surveys, and those in attendance can ask questions, be a part of discussion, and give feedback.

Game and Parks’ recent meetings at the lake with anglers and concessionaires focused on the agency’s 2022 walleye plan for the lake. Those plans include a nighttime creel survey for April and May to evaluate walleye fishing along the dam during the spawn period.

Additionally, plans include stocking 22 million recently hatched walleye in the North Platte River above the lake and in the river-lake interface. There also are plans to stock 1.5 million walleye that are 1.25- to 1.5-inches in length, and a small portion of those will be raised and stocked at a larger 2-2.5-inch size. These stockings will be evaluated to determine which size had most success.

Game and Parks has initiated efforts to establish an advisory group of stakeholders – consisting of local anglers, businesses and guides – to keep lake visitors updated on Lake McConaughy fisheries management and research and to better inform visitors of angling opportunities.

About julie geiser

Julie Geiser is a Public Information Officer and NEBRASKAland Regional Editor based out of North Platte, where she was born and still happily resides. Geiser worked for the commission previously for over 10 years as an outdoor education instructor – teaching people of all ages about Nebraska’s outdoor offerings. She also coordinates the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program for Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC). Geiser went on to work in marketing and writing an outdoor column for the North Platte Telegraph before returning to NGPC in her current position. She loves spending time outdoors with her family and getting others involved in her passions of hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking and enjoying Nebraska’s great outdoors.

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