Nebraska Game and Parks Commission



Date of this Version



Nebraska Game. Forestation, and Parks Commission, Second Printing 1950.


Nebraska waters are inhabited by a wide diversity of fish, including both cold and warm water species. Brown, brook and rainbow trout represent the state's cold water species while the warm variety consists of white bass, large mouth bass, small mouth bass, rock bass, walleye, sauger, northern pike, white crappie, black crappie, perch, channel catfish, blue catfish, yellow catfish, bluegill, freshwater drum, bluegill, sunfish, pumpkin seed and bullhead.

All residents of Nebraska 16 years of age and over must purchase fishing permits to angle in the state. All non-residents, regardless of age, must possess nonresident permits to fish in Nebraska.