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Free Fishing and Park Entry Day
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As part of the FREE Fishing and Park Entry Day, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host family friendly fishing activities at numerous locations across the state. Some sites will simply have equipment and assistance available, while others are planning fishing clinics and derbies complete with prizes and food!
Rods and reels, bobbers, hooks, sinkers and bait will be available for use at all locations. Commission employees and volunteer fishing instructors will be on hand to assist and offer fishing tips to participants. Additionally, catfish or trout will be stocked at most of the lakes to increase the odds of everyone catching a fish!
Fishing activities are scheduled at the following areas:
|Contact the parks for additional information on activities at each park area
- Alexandria SRA near Alexandria, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Alexandria SRA is hosting a Fishing event for the kids and family on Saturday May 18th from 9:30am till 3pm. Door prizes and grand prizes for the largest: Crappie, Bass, Carp, and Catfish.
Certified fishing instructions will teach fishing basics, casting, fish handling, ethics, etc. We will have carp cleaning demonstrations, cooking basics, and breading. We will provide cooked Carp samples. Lunch will be provided for participants. We are looking for more volunteers if anyone is interested. Bait and Fishing poles will be provided for those in need. We encourage all to bring their own as there could be a shortage of donated Fishing poles and or bait.
- Fort Robinson SP near Crawford, 9 a.m.-noon
Free Jeep Rides - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Hayrack Tours -9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kid's Fishing Derby - Carter P Lake
Children 12 and under
Prizes awarded to Fishing Derby Participants at the lake
BBQ @ west lawn at the lodge - $6.00
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
No park & fishing permit required
FOR MORE INFO CALL:
- Fremont SRA
near Fremont – Lake #3, 9 a.m.-noon
- Louisville SRA
near Louisville, 9 a.m.-noon
- Mahoney SP
near Ashland – Owens Marina 9-11 a.m.
Fishing Clinic Century Link Lake: 9am-12 noon Hosted by the Mahoney State Park Naturalist Program.
Poles and bait will be provided on a first come first serve basis. The Marina and Craft Center will be open from 11am-6pm. The craft center will have its opening day debut at the Marina that day. Buffalo Burgers will be cooked and sold at the Marina concessions. All other seasonal park activities will be opened as scheduled. (We may have other activities TBA)
- Platte River SP near Louisville, 9 a.m.-noon
Fish Clinic at Jenny Neuman Lake
9am-12pm - Fishing Poles provided
Horse rides 9, 10, 11am - 1, 2, 3pm - $16.00 per person
10 am-4 pm
Owen Landing Marina:
9 am-3 pm
8am-2 pm / 5-8 pm
- Ponca SP
near Ponca, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Two Rivers SRA
near Venice – Lake #1, 9 a.m.-noon
- *Victoria Springs SRA
near Anselmo, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
*no fishing due to lake renovations, but fishing related activities are planned.
- Wildcat Hills
6th Annual Wildcat Hills Wildlands Day
We have several events going on throughout the day. Folks can contact the Nature Center for more information, 308-436-3777 or email@example.com.
7:30-8k Fun Run registration opens
(3 age brackets, in both male and female)
$20 to register, participants get a t-shirt, water bottle, etc.
8:30- 8k Run Starts
9:45-Fun Run awards
10-12- Kids Crafts
11:00-Bighorn Sheep Hike
- Summit Lake:
Grand Opening and dedication of the Bob Eckdahl Campground. Fishing clinic, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, education trailer with outdoor games, train rides will run from 9-3, 11-1 will be the hotdog cookout 1 ribbon cutting ceremonies, and the fund raiser auction will be at 7:30 p.m. at No Wake Bar and Grill across from the lake. The two projects that we are currently fund raising for are a new handicapped fishing pier and a new shower house.
If they would like to donate to either of these projects please contact Jason Grof 402-374-1727 or 402-468-5611.
- Willard Meyer Recreation Area ( Swan Lake )
Free Family Fishing Day & Youth Fishing & Casting Derby
9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013
Youth Fishing Derby, Casting Contest, Crete True Value Bounce House, Hands-On Archery Demonstration by Archery Club Members, Boat Rides with Boat Safety Presentations, and Nebraska Game & Parks Fishery Display. The fishing derby will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. with check-in from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Limited bait, rods and reels are available by pre-registration only. Medals and prizes will be awarded in four age groups (5 and under, 6-9, 10-12, 13-18) for largest, smallest and most fish caught. Pre-registration is required and the deadline is Thursday, May 16, 2013. The family fun events and casting contest will begin after the fishing derby, and a free hot dog lunch will be provided.
Additionally, the Willard L. Meyer Recreation Area has a swimming beach, playground equipment and electrical and non-electrical camping areas. As a rule during the fishing derby and boat safety presentations boats will not be allowed on the lake. For more information or to pre-register, contact the Lower Big Blue NRD at 228-3402 ext. 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.