In the Wild with Greg Wagner

DESOTO REFUGE ICE FISHING by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
December 26, 2009, 5:52 pm
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A popular fishery – the Desoto National Wildlife Refuge Lake near Blair, NE will open to ice fishing on January 4. The ice fishing season there runs through February 28.

It will be up to individual ice anglers to determine the safety of the ice. As a general guideline it takes at least 4 inches of good, solid, clear lake ice to suport one person. Anglers need to use the Highway 30 entrance due to ongoing road construction.  An entrance permit is required for vehicles. The daily entrance permit fee is $3.00. Permits may be obtained at the pay stations near the entrance or at the Visitor Center.

The telephone number to Desoto Refuge to get more information about ice fishing is (712) 642-4121.

Enjoy your hard-water fishing, I’ll see you out there!


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That seems interesting.
I have never even thought of heading to nebraska for ice fishing.
I guess I have to check it out sometime, if I can find the time.
Great post.


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You better think of ice fishing in Nebraska! Let’s see, this winter my partners and I have caught bluegills to 10 inches, yellow perch to 12 (and I know of others who have caught fish a lot bigger than that), crappies over 13 inches (and again I know of some a lot bigger than that), bass, pike, maybe even some channel cats, walleyes, wipers, white bass–all of those can be caught through the ice somewhere in Nebraska.

Daryl B.
(check out my blog, there are some pictures there, wink)

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