June means it is time to break out the fishing equipment and Nebraska Game & Parks Commission spokesperson Greg Wagner says the conditions are excellent for catfish.
Wagner says the big catfish have been flushed out of their holes in rivers and are on the move. The best time to cast a line is from sunset to midnight.
If you are heading out to fish Wagner says use caution on the water. He says, “The Platte River is the one that deserves a lot of caution right now. It is really wide and there is a lot of debris. The Elkhorn River is notorious for rising and falling day-to-day.” He says it is a good idea to check with conservation officers and parks officials because conditions day are likely different than yesterday because of nighttime rain.
If water conditions are not ideal to fish there are a number of other events at Nebraska State Parks & Recreation areas. There is a living history demonstration at Ft. Atkinson near Ft. Calhoun and fitness races at Mahoney State Park and Branched Oak.