Game and Parks certifies three state records during busy fishing year
In a year of above-average angling pressure, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recently certified three state fishing records. Six records had been certified earlier in the year.
The latest records are:
• Matthew Wiederholt of Phillips set a surface spearing record when he took a 10-pound, 7-ounce silver carp – beating the old record by almost 4 pounds – on the Platte River in Hamilton County on Aug. 29. The fish was 31¼ inches long.
• Tanner Brock of Elkhorn was casting a Beetle Spin at a private pond in Pawnee County on Oct. 11 when he caught a 1-pound, 11-ounce green sunfish, setting a rod-and-reel record. His fish, which beat the old record by 3 ounces, was 11¾ inches long.
• Sean Richter of Sidney caught a 5-pound, 7-ounce tiger trout on a jig at Sutherland Reservoir on Nov. 8 to set a rod-and-reel record. The fish, which was 22½ inches long, beat the previous record by more than a half-pound.
To see a list of Nebraska’s state-record fish, visit outdoornebraska.gov/nebraskafishspecies/#record.