Get ready now for spring trout fishing

Dennis Ahl of Fairbury fly fishes the trout lake at Two Rivers State Recreation Area in Douglas County on a March day in 2017. (Nebraskaland Magazine/NGPC)

By Larry PapeNebraska Game and Parks Commission LINCOLN, Neb. – Ice on Nebraska lakes is typical through February, but by the middle of March, cattails should be sprouting along shorelines and fish should be moving into warming shallow water. Beautiful spring days, perfect for fishing, could occur with little notice. Be prepared to take advantage… Continue reading Get ready now for spring trout fishing

Rainbow trout stockings scheduled this spring

LINCOLN, Neb. – Catchable-size rainbow trout are being stocked in city ponds and lakes across the state by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. These stockings will enhance fishing opportunities this spring, especially in urban areas. Trout fishing also is a great way to introduce children to fishing because simple and inexpensive equipment may be… Continue reading Rainbow trout stockings scheduled this spring

It’s Official: Gulf of Mexico States Take the Helm of Private Recreational Red Snapper Seasons

NOAA Fisheries officially establishes state management program Alexandria, VA – February 6, 2020 – Today, the recreational fishing and boating community praised final action taken by NOAA Fisheries to implement state management for private anglers fishing for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Today’s action cements the management changes found in “Reef Fish Amendment 50:… Continue reading It’s Official: Gulf of Mexico States Take the Helm of Private Recreational Red Snapper Seasons

June is great month to give urban fisheries a try

LINCOLN, Neb. – Big fish in small waters. That’s what anglers can catch this month in urban ponds and lakes across the state. Greg Wagner, public information officer with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, says smaller fisheries often are overlooked, especially around Omaha. “Don’t forget that big fish do live in small waters,” he… Continue reading June is great month to give urban fisheries a try