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Hello fellow fishermen and fisherwomen,

Took advantage of the free fishing day in Nebraska and went to Swanson with the kids looking for crappies; found them at the spillway by the dam. They were ranging from 6 to 12 inches. We took home 86 crappies and 2 wipers in the 18 inches class but fat like a football along with 9 catfish; 3 of them were over 10 pounds. Not too bad for one day of fishing. If you don't mind driving for 4 hours for crappie and wiper, then you might want to check it out. We checked with other fishermen at the fish cleaning station and they all had nice big fat wipers (look like around 22 inches. One family had 15 big wipers laying out there; I thought the limit at Nebraska is only one wiper over 18 inches a day but what do I know.) Also, if you want to go after the wipers then you need a boat. All of the wipers except our 2 were caught by trolling. The crappies were caught using both plain jigs and jig head tip with minnow. The 2 wipers and catfishes were caught using craw fish. We will take the boat out to Nee Noshee this comming up weekend and will post new report after that. Thats all for now.
Ps. Watch out for the State Patrol hiding on the eastbound of highway 34 few minutes after you cross the Colorado border. My friend got pulled over and issued a ticket for going 72 MPH; the speed limit is 65 MPH (just $66 but who wants to give out free money to the Corn Huskers).

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born2fih,

Hope I didn't insult you. Are you a fan of the Corn Huskers? This has been 6 years since I fished in Nebraska; didn't really want to go there but I was too deperate for crappie (I usually go to John Martin but was skunked last year and so far this year. Anyway, we fished from 6:eek:oam to 6:00pm (they seem to bite more in the afternoon, just let your jig go down to 4 feet below the water surface and close to the bushes. Sometimes we can see them chasing each others in the bushes.

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Guys,

There are 4 of us fishing and the daily bag limit for crappie in Nebraska is 30 per person. Don't think I am breaking any law.

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fishheadd,

I fished at Nee Gronda alots too, usually from late May until end of June. I also camped in the Cotton Wood camp ground whenever I fished at Nee Gronda. Is John and Katie your buddy? Nice people.

zman,

You would need a boat to fish at Nee Gronda; either troll the south side of the lake for Saugeyes or wipers. I haven't seen anyone wade and fish but lots of people belly-boat fishing for Crappies and Saugeyes in the bushes with jigs. I haven't figure out where to find the Crappie there. Occationaly I caught them jigging for Saugeyes and they are huge. Hope this will help you out.

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