Several State Fishing Records Certified This Summer

August 11, 2016 Jerry Kane

LINCOLN – Several state fishing records have been certified this summer by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The records, by fishing method, are:

Rod and Reel

— Dylan Turner of Lincoln set a record June 4 when he landed a 2-pound, 4-ounce yellow bullhead at a private pond in Otoe County. He caught the 14¼-inch fish with a chicken liver.


— Jason Nowaczyk of Elkhorn set a record June 25 when he arrowed a 9-pound, 14-ounce shortnose gar at Harlan County Reservoir. The fish was 41 3/8 inches in length.

— Marlyn Wiebelhaus of Wynot set a record July 4 when he took a 1-pound, 2-ounce shorthead redhorse at a Cedar County stream. The fish was 14 1/8 inches in length.

— Trevor Kraus of Taylor set a record July 5 when he shot a 31-pound, 11-ounce muskellunge at Calamus Reservoir. The fish was 45¾ inches in length.

— Justin Powell of Alliance set a record July 17 when he arrowed a 5-ounce tiger trout on the Wood Reserve in Sioux County. The fish was 10¼ inches in length.

For a list of all state record fish, visit:


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