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Featured Item: Nebraska Public Fishing Spots

By Adonna Fleming & Margaret Mering

Featured Item: Nebraska Public Fishing Spots

What is the item?

This data layer shows public fishing areas in Nebraska. It includes Nebraska Game and Parks Commission-owned or leased state recreation areas, wildlife management areas, as well as waters owned by the federal government, Corp of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Power and Irrigation companies, cities, and private entities.

What BTAA Library submitted the item?

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Interesting tidbits:

  • For a landlocked state, Nebraska has a lot of fishing spots. 559!
  • Nebraska is home to over 100 species of fish, 78 of which are presumed to be native.
  • This map is one of the most popular sites viewed on

Where can I find out more?

  • More information about the top fishing spots and permits is available at Outdoor Nebraska

Public fishing spots in Nebraska
                                The 559 public fishing spots in Nebraska.

Public fishing around Lincoln, NE
Public fishing around Lincoln, NE.

Top places to fish in Nebraska
Head to Outdoor Nebraska to find the best places to fish in the state.

Happy fishing!
Adonna Fleming, GIS Librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Margaret Mering, Metadata Quality Librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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