Use Game and Parks resources to plan a fishing trip

Staff Writer
Syracuse Journal-Democrat

Plan a fishing trip with the help of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Planning means preparation, and the best way to prepare is to review regulations and research locations. The Commission’s 2020 Fishing Guide is a summary of regulations and orders, and includes a section detailing the state’s public fishing areas. The 2020 Fishing Forecast provides a look at where the best fishing, and maybe the biggest fish, may be found in Nebraska based on 2019 lake sampling.

Both publications are online at and printed copies may be picked up wherever fishing permits are sold. The same website has additional planning tools, such as a fish stocking database, lake contour maps, and other fishing publications. Fishing permits also may be purchased at that site.