Freshly stocked fish biting often at Flanagan, Duck Creek as fishing ‘populations just explode’

If you think the fishing is fantastic at Lake Wanahoo, and Daryl Bauer does, just wait for the action at Flanagan Lake in northwest Omaha and the Duck Creek Recreation Area near Peru. “These two new ones are going to be right behind Wanahoo,’’ says Bauer, the fisheries outreach program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Fishing is always great at new lakes, Bauer says. There’s lots of cover in the flooded trees and vegetation, which attracts bugs and other things that fish love to eat. The stocked fish also have little competition. “Those populations just explode in those new habitats,’’ Bauer said.

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