NGPC Closes Two Campgrounds Near Sherman Through Spring, Schedules Trout Stocking

LOUP CITY – The Thunder Bay and West Ridge campgrounds at Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area near Loup City are closed temporarily because of construction, according to a short statement released by the Game and Parks Commission.

Electrical and RV sites are being added to those two campgrounds. Work is scheduled to be completed in the spring.

Additionally, rainbow trout will be stocked by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter. The stocking of trout will begin the week of September 26 and continue weekly through October.

Some nearby trout locations and dates include: Melham Park Lake and Ansley City Lake, to be stocked the week of October 17 with 875 and 1,000 trout, respectively, Lake Helen in Gothenburg to be stocked twice, once the first week in October with 100 trout and again the week of the 17 with 1,900 fish, and Bessey Pond in Halsey, to be stocked with 600 trout the week of October 17.

The following is the full tentative rainbow trout stocking schedule, including quantities:

Week of Sept. 26

  • Gilbert-Baker Wildlife Management Area pond, Harrison, 600
  • White River, Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford, 1,000
  • Bridgeport State Recreation Area middle lake, 2,000
  • South Grable Pond, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 1,170
  • Middle Grable Pond, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 340

Week of Oct. 3

  • Holdrege City Lake, 130
  • Lake Helen, Gothenburg, 100
  • Birdwood WMA, North Platte, 200
  • Bridgeport SRA northwest lake, 1,400
  • Laing Lake, Alliance, 1,500
  • Lake Carter P. Johnson, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 2,500
  • Cherry Creek Diversion Pond, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 250
  • Sidney Legion Park Pond, 300
  • East Branch of Verdigre Creek, Royal, 200

Week of Oct. 10

  • Elm Creek, Elm Creek WMA, Red Cloud, 1,000
  • North Morrill pond, 2,250
  • Middle Morrill pond, 450
  • South Morrill pond, 400
  • Riverside Park Pond, Scottsbluff, 900
  • Holdrege City Lake, 1,870
  • Fort Kearny SRA No. 6, 1,200
  • Rock Creek Lake, Parks, 3,000
  • Curtis golf course pond, 200
  • Oxford City Lake, 300
  • Crystal Cove Lake, South Sioux City, 3,600
  • Fremont Lakes SRA No. 2, 3,600
  • East Branch of Verdigre Creek, Royal, 200

Week of Oct. 17

  • Suchs Lake, Grand Island, 650
  • Heartwell Park Lake, Hastings, 900
  • Geneva Pond, 300
  • Pawnee City Park Lake, 300
  • Optimist Lake, Auburn, 800
  • Stanton Lake, Falls City, 200
  • Humboldt City Park Lake, 600
  • Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 3,000
  • Bowling Lake south pond, Lincoln, 400
  • CenturyLink Lake, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 1,500
  • Central Nebraska Veterans Home pond, Kearney, 200
  • Ansley City Lake, 1,000
  • Melham Park Lake, Broken Bow, 875
  • Auble Pond, Ord, 1,500
  • Bessey Pond, Halsey, 600
  • Gracie Creek Pond, Burwell, 1,000
  • Lake Helen, Gothenburg, 1,900
  • Windmill SRA No. 2, Gibbon, 600
  • Plum Creek Park Lake, Lexington, 750
  • Birdwood WMA, North Platte, 3,800
  • Middle Ice House Pond, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 200
  • Lower Ice House Pond, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 500
  • Humphrey Pond, Ogallala, 600
  • Steinhart Park Pond, Nebraska City, 800
  • Weeping Water Park Pond 1, 1,500
  • Lake Halleck, Papillion, 1,200
  • Fontenelle Park Pond, Omaha, 1,200
  • Benson Park Pond, Omaha, 1,050
  • Louisville SRA Pond 1A, 600
  • David City Park Pond, 600
  • Hanscom Park Pond, Omaha, 450
  • Towl Park Pond, Omaha, 300
  • Fremont Lakes SRA No. 2, 900
  • Crystal Cove Lake, South Sioux City, 1,400
  • East Branch of Verdigre Creek, Royal, 200

Oct. 22

  • Ta-Ha-Zouka Park Lake, Norfolk, 1,500
  • Pawnee Park west pond, Columbus, 1,500

Week of Oct. 24

  • Grove Lake WMA, Royal, 1,500
  • Grove Lake sandpit, Royal, 75

November

  • Crystal Springs Middle Pond, Fairbury, 1,200
  • Lake Ogallala SRA, Ogallala, 10,000

December

  • Birdwood WMA, North Platte, 4,000
  • CenturyLink Lake, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 3,500
  • Bowling Lake south pond, Lincoln, 3,500
  • Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 3,000
  • Lake Ogallala SRA, Ogallala, 10,000

 

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