The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recently certified three state fishing records, including a tiger trout on the river below Lake Ogallala.
The largest of the three was caught by Andrew Myer of Norfolk with a bow-and-arrow. Myer took an 89-pound paddlefish on the Missouri River in Cedar County in June, breaking a record that had stood for 47 years.
The fish was 5 feet, 10½ inches in length from the tip of snout to the tip of the tail. The old record was set in 1972 at 86 pounds.
Scott McGuire of Grant set a rod-and-reel record when he caught a 4-pound, 14-ounce tiger trout on a fly. He caught the 24-inch trout in April on the North Platte River below Lake Ogallala.
It bested the old record by 15 ounces.
Robert Busk of Blair set a rod-and-reel record with a 34-pound, 13-ounce common carp on a nightcrawler from a private lake in Washington County in May.
The fish beat the old record by a little more than a pound, a record set in 1983.
The carp was kept alive and now is on display at the Schramm Education Center aquarium near Gretna.
The 2019 Fishing Guide at OutdoorNebraska.org has a complete list of record fish.