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Categories of Fish in Nebraska


Visit the Fish Identification Page for more information about particular fish listed here.
[ Fish Identification Tool ]

Sport Fish:

All Sunfish Hybrids Goldeye Sauger
American Eel Grass pickerel Saugeye
Black Crappie Green Sunfish Shovelnose sturgeon
Blue Catfish Largemouth Bass Skipjack Herring
Bluegill Muskellunge Smallmouth Bass
Brook trout Northern Pike Spotted Bass
Brown trout Orangespotted Sunfish Striped Bass
Burbot Paddlefish Striped Bass Hybrid (Wiper)
Channel Catfish Pumpkinseed Tiger Muskellunge
Chinook Salmon Rainbow Trout Walleye
Cutthroat Trout Redear Sunfish White Bass
Flathead Catfish Rock Bass White Crappie
Redfin Pickrel    

Panfish:

All Sunfish Hybrids Pumpkinseed
Black Crappie Redear Sunfish
Bluegill Rock Bass
Green Sunfish White Crappie
Orangespotted Sunfish Yellow Perch

Sunfish:

All Sunfish Hybrids Orangespotted Sunfish
Bluegill Pumpkinseed
Green Sunfish Redear Sunfish

Commercial Fish:

Black Bullhead Yellow Bullhead
Freshwater Drum Yellow Perch

Baitfish:

Alewife Golden Shiner Plains Leopard Frog*
Bigmouth Shiner Goldfish Red Shiner
Brassy Minnow Longnose Dace Ringed Crayfish*
Creek Chub Northern Crayfish* River Shiner
Devil Crayfish* Northern Leopard Sand Shiner
Emerald Shiner Frog* Stoneroller
Fathead Minnow Papershell Crayfish* Suckermouth Minnow
Gizzard Shad Plains Killfish Tiger Salamander*
    White Sucker
* amphibians and crustaceans covered under baitfish regulations

Non-Game Fish

Longnose Gar
Shortnose Gar
Common Carp
Mirror Carp
Flathead Chub
Grass Carp
Big Buffalo
Small Mouth Buffalo
Black Buffalo
Blue Sucker

Shorthead Redhorse
River Carpsucker
Quillback
Longnose Sucker
White Perch

 

 


It is illegal to possess the following threatened and endangered species:

Blacknose Shiner Pallid Sturgeon
Finscale Dace Pearl Dace
Lake Sturgeon Sturgeon Chub
Northern Redbelly Dace Topeka Shiner
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