The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will stock catchable-size rainbow trout in several city ponds and lakes across the state this month.
The schedule, subject to change depending on conditions, includes date, location, approximate time of stocking, and quantity:
- March 14 – Niobrara State Park (SP) Ponds, 1, 000.
- March 15 – CenturyLink Lake, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, 2,500; Windmill State Recreation Area (SRA) No. 1, Gibbon, 1,200; Holdrege City Lake, 1,500; Auble Pond, Ord, 750.
- March 16 – Auburn Rotary Club Lake, 1,400; Fremont SRA No. 2, 3,500.
- March 17 – TaHaZouka Park Pond, Norfolk, 9:30 a.m., 1,500; Barnett Park Pond, McCook, 10 a.m., 1,000; Such’s Lake, Grand Island, 10:15 a.m., 500; Pawnee Park West Pond, Columbus, 11 a.m., 1,500; Heartwell Park Lake, Hastings, 11:15 a.m., 350; Lake Halleck, Papillion, 11 a.m., 900; Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 3:30 p.m., 3,000; Lexington City Lake, noon, 750; Steinhart Park Ponds, Nebraska City, 12:30 p.m., 900.
- March 19 – Stanton Lake, Falls City, 200; Pawnee City Pond, 300; Humboldt City Park Lake, 600.
Trout fishing is an excellent activity for children and families, requiring only a basic rod and reel, hook, worm, and bobber. Small spinners and prepared baits also work well.
All anglers fishing in Nebraska, except residents under age 16, must have a fishing license. A park entry permit is required for each vehicle entering state parks, recreation areas and historical parks.