Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


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A contribution of Federal Aid in Fish Restoration, Project F-4-R Nebraska, in conjunction with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Lincoln, Nebraska: 1977.


LAKE McCONAUGHY is the only Great Plains reservoir that supports a self-sustaining rainbow trout population. This unique rainbow population lives during the spring, summer and fall in Lake McConaughy and spawns during the winter in tributary streams of the North Platte River in the Scottsbluff area. The Game and Parks Commission was concerned because not enough information was available to properly manage the rainbow trout population under increased fishing pressure. During the mid-1960's a study was initiated to collect information and prepare a rainbow trout management plan for the upper North Platte River drainage. This publication is part of that endeavor.