While many anglers associate October with rainbow trout stocking in Nebraska, other fish are being stocked, as well.
The Calamus and North Platte fish hatcheries have raised 7- to 9-inch walleye and 12-inch northern pike. These species are typically stocked at fingerling size, but they were grown to an advanced size to increase chances of survival.
Advanced walleyes have been stocked in Branched Oak Reservoir, Buckskin Hills Lake, Cottonmill Lake, Holmes Lake, Leigh Lake, Maskenthine Reservoir, Morman Island West, Powder Creek Reservoir, Sandy Channel No. 8, Wehrspann Lake, Lake Wanahoo, Wildwood Lake, Willow Creek Reservoir and Zorinsky Lake.
Northern pike have been stocked in Alda Lake, Calamus Reservoir, Cottonmill Lake, Glenn Cunningham Lake, Hayes Center Lake, Hershey Lake and Lake Wanahoo.
For more information on fishing in Nebraska, or to purchase a permit, visit OutdoorNebraska.org.
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