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Exploring some of Nebraska?s fly fishing gems will not only provide the opportunity to catch wild trout, but also the opportunity to experience some of the Midwest?s most interesting natural settings. Beyond trout, there's plenty of warmwater action to be had throughout the Cornhusker State, giving anglers in Nebraska a great all-around list of fishing locations to enjoy.
The northwest corner of Nebraska holds some of the state?s only brook trout in over a dozen spring-fed creeks within an area called Pine Ridge. Brown trout are also found in these crystal-clear waters that run through some of the wildest, picturesque scenery Nebraska has to offer. While there are several creeks within Pine Ridge that offer public access, many run through private land and anglers are required to gain permission before fishing. Another unique trout fishery in the state is the Loup River Drainage in the Sandhills of eastern Nebraska. Here, anglers can fish for browns and rainbows in several remote, sand-bottomed streams that are easy to wade. In southwest Nebraska, the North Platte Valley offers anglers even more trout fishing in the North Platte River and more than a dozen smaller streams that host brown and rainbow trout.
Some of Nebraska?s best warmwater fly fishing can be had in the Niobrara Valley, where largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, crappie, northern pike, and carp can be caught in several streams flowing through beautiful canyons. Numerous lakes and reservoirs throughout the state such as Summit Lake and Red Willow Reservoir, provide further opportunities for warmwater fishing.
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When the winter weather sets in, fish get lazy
posted on Tue Feb 7
Well it’s officially winter here on the east coast. For me, winter means bundling up next to the fire tying dozens of flies at the vice and eating pizza on an almost nightly basis. My winter activity is actually very similar to how trout act in th...
Choosing the proper fly rod
posted on Sat Jan 21
Proper fly fishing gear is essential. Along with the reel, flies and line, the most important gear is the fly rod. Fly rods may vary in length from 6 - 12 feet and come in different weights, colors, actions, materials and types. Understanding the rod...
6 Tips to take better photos of your catch
posted on Fri Jan 13
Having a photograph taken of your catch is something that all anglers can appreciate. First trout, biggest fish, memorable catch, etc. etc. That photograph can be looked back at years later and it will remind you instantly of that day. What I'm here ...
Guides based in Nebraska
Today TU is a national organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of