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Paddlefish Snagging Applications

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Friendly reminder: Paddlefish snagging permits accepted July 1-14 Applications for paddlefish snagging permits will be accepted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission from July 1-14. The application period opens at 1 p.m. Central time July 1. Mail applications must be received by Game and Parks’ Lincoln office by 5 p.m. Central on July 14, while online applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central on July 14. Two anglers may submit a joint application, but the applicants must both …

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Paddlefish Stats

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Want to call attention to a report that was recently posted on our Game & Parks webpage.  I know a lot of folks have questions about our paddlefish seasons, both archery and snagging.  There are always questions about the permits and chances to draw.  There are also questions about success and harvest. This report will answer them all: Please check out the”cleaner” version, .pdf HERE: 2023 Paddlefish Seasons Summary with 2024 Drawing Odds

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Application Period, Paddlefish Snagging

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We are in the middle of the application period for paddlefish snagging permits.  Consider this a reminder: Apply for a paddlefish snagging permit Experience the thrill of landing one of Nebraska’s most unique fish species! Apply for your chance to snag paddlefish in Nebraska from July 1-14. Here are some things you need to know: -An angler must be 12 years old by Oct. 1, 2023, to be eligible to apply for a snagging permit. -The application period opens at 1 …

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Paddlefish

I probably should have blogged about this last month during the paddlefish snagging season.  Sorry, I did not get around to it then, but I am not going to miss this opportunity to highlight a Nebraskaland story you should check out. One of our Missouri River fisheries biologists, Kirk Steffensen, wrote a story on paddlefish and our Nebraska paddlefish fishery on the Missouri River.  I know the fish, that fishery and its history will be of interest to a lot …

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State Record Paddlefish Snagged by Malcolm Man

LINCOLN – A Malcolm, Neb., man has set a state fish record for the largest paddlefish caught by rod and reel. The record was certified by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Tom Keller snagged a 113-pound, 4-ounce paddlefish on Oct. 9 while fishing the Gavins Point Dam tailwaters of the Missouri River in northeast Nebraska. The fish measured 49.75 inches in length. That fish broke the previous state record of 107 pounds, 12 ounces set in 2011. Other fish …

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“Gasp”, Horror

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Just in time for Halloween, I have to tell you about a fish, a “scary” fish. . . . As I have mentioned in a couple of blog posts in recent weeks, our Nebraska paddlefish snagging season is in “full swing” during the month of October (a little World Series lingo there).  We have had a new state record paddlefish caught during this year’s season, Stop the Presses, BIG FISH!, and recently I have shared some other interesting paddlefish news items, …

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Stop the Presses, BIG FISH!

I started getting notifications about a big fish caught over the weekend, a really big fish.  So, I realize this has been all over the internet already and has hit at least one newspaper; you may have already heard about it, but even if you have, I know folks love hearing about and seeing big fish! It appears our rod & reel state record for paddlefish has been broken!  Tom Keller from Malcolm was enjoying our paddlefish snagging season in …

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