Flathead catfish are a true trophy fish andprovide a great battle on a rod and reel.Flathead catfish can be found throughout the
, andthanks to the University of Nebraska samplingcrew, we have some catch data from theMissouri River. Areas near the
Park boat ramp look to be good forboth numbers and large fish. Further to thesouth, areas near
Indian Cave State Park
will also provide anglers a chanceat some larger fish. The University of Nebraskais also conducting a tagging study on channeland flathead catfish and asks all anglers toreport tagged fish to the phone number on thetag.
Anglers targeting walleyes in the Omahametro will want to try
will alsoprovide opportunity to catch walleye or sauger.Anglers looking for good large-reservoir walleyefishing opportunities should look into thestatewide fishing forecast.
Blue catfish can be found in
aswell as the
Around 1,300 ten-inch northern pike werestocked into
reservoir in late 2012and will provide a unique fishing experience inthe Omaha metro in years to come.
will also provide a uniquefishing opportunity to catch northern pike inEastern Nebraska. The northern pike taggingstudy will continue in 2013 and anglers areasked to report all tagged fish to the NebraskaGame and Parks. Anglers are required torelease all northern pike caught at bothCunningham and Lake Wanahoo.
Bullheads provide a great fishing opportunityfor beginners and children because they areeasy to catch and a simple hook and worm is allyou need. Catchable sized bullheads arestocked at state recreation area lakes
Two Rivers No. 6
Two Rivers No.7
Although the Omaha metro doesn’t have
cold-water streams that support trout, there isstill plenty of opportunity in and around Omahato catch them. Rainbow trout are routinelystocked at
Two Rivers No. 5, Standing Bear
CenturyLink Lake (Qwest Lake)
Shovelnose sturgeon, the smallest sturgeonspecies found in North America, are a uniqueand ancient looking fish. Shovelnose sturgeoncan be found in the
. The University of Nebraska hasbeen researching shovelnose sturgeon in thelower Platte River for the last few years andprovided us with some catch data. Anglerstargeting shovelnose sturgeon should trynightcrawlers on channel drop offs or areas of shallow swift current, and will have their bestchance at
. The University of Nebraska isalso conducting a tagging study and asks allanglers to report tagged fish to the phonenumber on the tag.