Trout Fishing in Nebraska Streams

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Brown and brook trout. This small, low-flow stream has no public access. Permission is required to enter private land. It has 7.8 miles of troutsupporting water. The stream floods and has limited trout habitat. Natural reproduction of brook trout has been documented near the stream's headwaters. The lower part of the stream is dewatered annually for irrigation. Chadron Creek to enter. The creek often has low-flow conditions and occasional flooding, but it contains excellent stream bank cover. Squaw Creek is small and does not support heavy fishing pressure; however, some stretches have excellent, self-sustaining populations of brook trout. West Ash Creek West Ash Creek is located 6.5 miles east of Crawford in Dawes County. Brook trout. About 1.5 miles of the creek flows through public land (USFS pasture 9). The rest is private access where permission is required. The creek has about 6 miles of troutsupporting water. Occasional flooding, low flows, and poor land practices have resulted in poor trout habitat. Brook trout naturally reproduce in a short stretch. East Ash Creek This creek is located 9 miles east of Crawford in Dawes County. Brook trout. There is public access along a stretch about 1.5 miles from USFS pasture 16. The rest is private access where permission is required. East Ash Creek has about 5 miles of troutsupporting water. Trout habitat is fair to poor. A short stretch of the creek, mostly on private land, has a small, naturally reproducing population of brook trout. Dead Horse Creek Dead Horse Creek is located 4 miles west of Chadron State Park in Dawes County. Big Bordeaux Creek Beaver Creek It is located 10 miles north and 2.5 miles west of Hay Springs in Sheridan County. Brook trout. Private access, permission required. It consists of about 2 miles of trout-supporting water with fair trout habitat. There is a small population of self-sustaining brook trout. DARYL BAUER In brush turning to fall colors,Warren Sedivy of Alliance fishes Soldier Creek in Fort Robinson StatePark near Crawford. This creek's headwaters are located just south of Chadron State Park in Dawes County, where it flows to the northwest into the White River. Brown and brook trout. The public access is along a short stretch in Chadron State Park. The remainder is private access, and landowner permission is required. The creek has 13.2 miles of trout-supporting water and sufficient spawning gravel to sustain natural reproduction of both brown and brook trout. water flows through private land. To enter, landowner permission is required. Trout habitat is limited, but there is a small population of naturally reproducing brown trout. This large male brook trout in spawning color was caught from Soldier Creek in October. From its headwaters about 3 miles east and 3 miles south of Chadron State Park in Dawes County, this creek flows north and merges with Little Bordeaux Creek. Brown and brook trout. There is a short stretch of public access from Big Bordeaux Creek WMA, which is open to catch-and-release fishing only. There is additional public access from USFS pastures 35 and 37. The remainder is private access and landowner permission is required to enter. Big Bordeaux has 16.5 miles of troutsupporting waters but limited suitable spawning gravel. A brook trout population is self-sustaining in the extreme upper reaches of the creek and brown trout naturally reproduce on a lower stretch. Little Bordeaux Creek Its headwaters are about 4 miles south and 9 miles east of Chadron in Dawes County. The creek flows to the northwest into Bordeaux Creek. Brown trout. The entire 19.4 miles of trout-supporting White Clay Creek This creek is about 10 miles northwest of Rushville in Sheridan County and continues north into South Dakota. Brown trout. There is no public access. To enter private land, landowner permission is required. White Clay Creek has 20.8 miles of troutsupporting water and fair-to-poor spawning gravel deposits. In some stretches, there are excellent self-sustaining populations of brown trout. Larabee Creek The headwaters of Larabee Creek are located about 12 miles north of Rushville in Sheridan County. It flows for 13.7 miles before emptying into White Clay Creek. Brook trout. Private access, permission required. Flow is intermittent in the upper reaches and water is withdrawn from the creek downstream for irrigation. Spawning gravel is fair at best. NEBRASKAland Magazine ‚óŹ Trout Fishing in Nebraska's Streams 7

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