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.


Tiger trout

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 has a complete list of record fish.