LINCOLN, Neb. – It should be a great weekend for fishing at the trout lake at Two Rivers State Recreation Area.
Over the past few days, Grove Trout Rearing Station staff have stocked the lake with 4,750 trout. Of those, 740 were 11-inch tiger trout, 350 were 15-inch rainbow trout, and the remaining trout stocked were 11- to 12-inch rainbow trout.
Spring fishing got off to a slow start at the lake. A cold, late spring slowed fishing in March and early April. Then in mid-April, double-crested cormorants discovered the lake. The fish-eating birds reduced angler’s catch rates.
The Two Rivers trout lake will receive about 27,000 total trout this season. A daily trout tag is required to attempt to take and to possess trout on the area March 1 through June 30. All trout caught in the lake must be harvested and not released.
The daily trout tag is $6. Each tag is good for a daily bag limit of four trout. A person may have up to three tags per day and 12 trout in possession. An adult angler may have two children under the age of 16 fishing under the authority of his tag, but the group bag limit still is limited to four trout per tag.
The trout lake (Lake No. 5) is open from 7 a.m. to sunset each day. Anglers, except residents younger than age 16, must have a Nebraska fishing license. All vehicles entering the park must have a park entry permit. Anglers possessing trout on any other lake at Two Rivers SRA must have a trout tag, as well. Anglers are allowed to use one fishing rod and reel each.
Two Rivers is located near Venice in western Douglas County. For more information, call the park at 402-359-5165.