It has been a while since I have done a state record update. I usually do an update about this time of year, and usually I have some spearfishing and bowfishing records to report. This time I only have one. . .
Daniel Nelson of Ogallala took a 1 pound 12 ounce redear sunfish by underwater spearfishing back in June. That fish was taken from a private pond in Keith County.
Congratulations, Daniel, your state record certificate will be coming in the mail.
I like to tell a story or two about a “near miss” state record fish, but sorry, I do not have any of them right now either.
I believe that fall is one of the best times of year for catching big specimens of several species. Looking back through the rod & reel state records, I count thirteen that have been caught in the fall, September through November. I would consider that proof of big fish in the fall because there are far less anglers on the water then. Our weather has taken a sudden turn towards cold, but there is still some fall fishing left, and who knows? There might be a record fish out there waiting for you to catch it!