Urban Legend or not?????
In the early 80's the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission had a batch of Northeren Pike to be stocked in to Branched Oak Lake. The gung-ho employess always willing to please their bosses headed out with the load of Pike to be stocked. Anxious to stock, paying the utmost attention to proper care of the fish the pike arrived at their destination and were carefully and methodically stocked in their new home. Attention to detail was taken and the whole process went off flawlessly except for one thing. The Pike were meant for Branched Oak Lake , but were accidentally stocked in Oak Lake, which as most people know is the site of the old Lancaster couty dump, which was filled in and a lake built over the top. In the following years reports came in of a mysterious fish, long and lean, being caught out of Oak Lake, which up to that point hadnt been known for much of anything fishing related except for the occasional small bluegill or carp. This whole saga culminated with a picture in the Lincoln paper of a group of anglers holding an impressive stringer of Northern Pike reportidly caught at Branched Oak, but actually caught at Oak Lake. The Northern Pike scene at Oak Lake would continue into the late 80's where many fish of master angler size were reported.
Is this to be written off as urban legend or a well kept secret that leaves many to this day shaking their head and asking "why and how they could have missed out on the best kept secret east of Area 51". Beleive it or Not!!!!!!!!!!