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  • What Lurks Beneath, Beautiful Flatties

    Last week I noted that Nebraska Game & Park Fisheries biologist are busy around the state doing fish sampling this time of year (“Survey Says”).  A couple of weeks ago I slipped out of the office for a day and got my hands fishy helping with some of that sampling.  I have blogged many times …
    Daryl Bauer
    Fisheries Outreach Program Manager
    Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
    daryl.bauer@nebraska.gov
    http://ourdoornebraska.ne.gov/blogs/category/barbs-and-backlashes/

  • #2
    What was the largest shocked up this year? We haven't managed to break 52 # yet. Lots of 40s 20s till I gotten bored w em.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by snowgoose100 View Post
      What was the largest shocked up this year? We haven't managed to break 52 # yet. Lots of 40s 20s till I gotten bored w em.
      I only get out with the guys doing the field work once in awhile. We did not have anything exceptionally large the day I helped, mid- to upper-20 pounds, nothing special.

      However, they told me stories of one day sampling this past summer when they saw lots of big fish and put a couple of mid-50's, pounds, in the boat!

      Daryl B.
      Daryl Bauer
      Fisheries Outreach Program Manager
      Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
      daryl.bauer@nebraska.gov
      http://ourdoornebraska.ne.gov/blogs/category/barbs-and-backlashes/

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      • #4
        I'd bet my last dollar there are bigger flatheads in the tri-county. Has the G&P ever done a shocking survey on the canal?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by uglymike View Post
          I'd bet my last dollar there are bigger flatheads in the tri-county. Has the G&P ever done a shocking survey on the canal?
          Mike,

          We have done some flathead sampling on the Tri-County canal, but not near as much as we have done on Branched Oak. We have done more in-depth research on the Branched Oak flathead population and thus the additional sampling there.

          I would bet you are right, very likely bigger fish in the Tri-County canal.

          Daryl B.
          Daryl Bauer
          Fisheries Outreach Program Manager
          Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
          daryl.bauer@nebraska.gov
          http://ourdoornebraska.ne.gov/blogs/category/barbs-and-backlashes/

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          • #6
            Where can we find the results of sampling reports on the Tri-County canal ? Unless I have overlooked it, I do not see anything listed.

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            • whitetips
              whitetips commented
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              The Tri-County canal reservoirs, Gallaghers, Midway, Plum Creek Canyon, Philips Canyon, are sampled only once every few years. That data is included in the annual fishing forecast when it is done, but I do not know that our field biologists have prepared any more detailed sampling summaries for those waters.

              Daryl B.
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