For more information
contact:Jeff BlaserPrivate Waters Specialist
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
- 2200 N. 33rd St./PO Box 30370
Lincoln, NE 68503-0370
- Phone: 402-471-5435 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Many ponds have been constructed in Nebraska, most in the eastern third of the state. Although many of them provide good fishing, some do not because of improper construction, management, or conflicting uses. Ponds need to have good water quality, favorable aquatic habitat, and proper management in order to develop balanced fish populations that will achieve desired angling goals. It is also crucial that ponds have adequate water depths to prevent excessive growth of aquatic vegetation and to support aquatic life when adverse environmental conditions occur.
The Nebraska Pond Management handbook was developed to provide information that owners can use to manage existing ponds or construct new ones. The handbook contains 96 pages and consists of five chapters that provide information on pond construction, environmental modifications, stocking, management, and potential maintenance problems. By knowing what conditions can lead to problems, pond owners can correct or even prevent them.
You can either download/print the entire handbook or individual chapters. A hardcopy can be requested by contacting the fisheries biologists at you Nebraska Game and Parks Commission district office or the Commission's Private Waters Specialist in Lincoln or by filling out the following Pond Management Handbook request.
Effective January 1, 2009, a Private Waterbody Management Authorization (PWMA) is required before harvesting/removing bass less than 15 inches long.
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To request a hard copy of the entire handbook by phone or on site, you will need to contact your area fisheries biologist; or the Omaha office, AK-SAR-BEN Aquarium, or statewide Private Waters Specialist in Lincoln. Contacts are:
District I: Al Hanson or Drew Lane
299 Husker Rd., PO Box 725, Alliance NE 69301
District II: Andy Glidden
524 Panzer St., PO Box 508, Bassett NE 68714
District III: Jeff Schuckman or Phil Chvala
2201 N. 13th St., Norfolk, NE 68701
District IV: Darrol Eichner or Caleb Huber
301 East State Farm Rd., North Platte, NE 69101
District VI: Brad Newcomb or Brad Eifert
1617 First Ave., Kearney, NE 68847
District V: and the Private Waters Specialist: Jeff Blaser
2200 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 68507
1212 Bob Gibson Blvd., Omaha, NE 68108
21502 W. Hwy. 31, Gretna, NE 68028