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Trout to be stocked in two Panhandle lakes March 22

LINCOLN, Neb. – Two Panhandle lakes will be stocked with rainbow trout March 22, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery will stock 1,400 10-inch trout at Bridgeport State Recreation Area northwest lake and 900 trout at the Riverside Discovery Center (zoo) pond in Scottsbluff. Trout stockings across Nebraska may be delayed because of inclement weather and widespread flooding, impacting roads and hatcheries. An updated scheduled will be provided when conditions improve. Visit …

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Flooding Has Affected Us All

Flooding has truly affected us all in one way or another. Flooding has impacted my own family. Below is video from Friday, March 15, 2019 of flood waters going over the access road from Nebraska Highway 30 to  Timberwood Lake just west of the Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area where my daughter and son-in-law reside. Video courtesy of Wayne Preister of Ames, NE. Posted by Greg Wagner on Friday, March 15, 2019 My heartfelt thoughts go out to those who …

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Update on Spring Trout Stocking

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It is going to take a while to sort out what impacts all of this flooding is going to have on our recreation, wildlife, and parks areas.  Likewise, it is going to take some time for us to evaluate just what the impacts are going to be to many private and public fisheries.  Right now, I have heard a lot of things, some I know to be true, but some I am going to wait until we know more.  I …

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Spring rainbow trout stockings begin March 20

LINCOLN, Neb. – Spring rainbow trout stocking is beginning this week at five south-central Nebraska locations, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The Calamus State Fish Hatchery will stock 10-inch trout March 20 at the following locations: Fort Kearny State Recreation Area Lake No. 6, Kearney, 600 trout; Windmill State Recreation Area Lake No. 2, Gibbon, 600; Holdrege City Lake, 1,000; Heartwell Park Lake, Hastings, 450; and Such’s Lake, Grand Island, 650. Trout stockings across Nebraska may be …

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Fly Fishing Film Tour

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I know it has been a rough week for much of Nebraska, and I am sure there are some hard days ahead of us yet. I also know folks are going to need a break, a little get-away, and I know of something that you might enjoy, this is coming up Thursday this week, March 21: Here is a trailer: Watch more here:  2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour Trailers . I know what some of you are thinking, “It is …

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Historic

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I was all prepared to do my usual trivial, lighthearted, Friday blog post, but the events in our great state over the past 48 hours have made that seem meaningless. No, I am not talking about the Husker’s winning two games at the Big 10 men’s basketball tournament. I am referring to the weather that has been served up this week and the subsequent disasters. I get real tired of media saying this or that is the “worst ever”, “never …

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Fish Stories

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A few weeks ago I did something different, something new, something that I think is really cool. . . . I was contacted by a guy from SoDakota to do some audio recordings, “pod cast” kind of things.  I talk to writers, reporters all the time, do radio shows, pod casts, etc., so I figured “sure, no problem”. But, this was different. The gentleman I met was Buddy Seiner.  Buddy has an unique project where he records and preserves fish …

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Dry Spotted Tail Creek

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My friends over at Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) put out a newsletter every month.  The February issue had a story about a project that I have known was on the horizon, but I did not want to mention anything about it until there was something to mention.  Let me share what was in the NET newsletter: Dry Spotted Tail Creek Dry Spotted Tail Creek runs into the North Platte River just west of Mitchell in the Nebraska panhandle. Highly channelized, …

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