Barbs and Backlashes

Just Fish by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
August 1, 2009, 9:00 am
Filed under: Fishing

I have seen a couple pictures of some exceptional fish this week that I thought I would share with you.

The first is a mammoth bluegill caught from a northeast Nebraska farm pond this week.  What a pig!

bluegilll 004

bluegilll 001

I never heard for sure how much that fish weighed, but I would guess over 1.5 pounds, maybe close to 2 pounds!

The second fish is another nice fish, but it was not the size that made it exceptional, it was the odd coloration.



That is a channel catfish with unusual coloration.  It was caught from the Loup Power Canal.  This fish is just unusually colored, a genetic oddity, there is nothing wrong with it.  Fish like that show up every once in awhile.  I see lots of pictures of fish with unusual dark-colored blotches or patches and those may be odd color patterns, but in some cases wounds or infections that have healed may have a darker color.

Anyway, that is one thing about fishing that makes it so fascinating–you just never know what you are going to see.  You might catch a monster or you might catch something unusual.  My favorite Dr. Seuss book is McElligot’s Pool where a boy fishes a pool on a small stream out in the middle of some meadow.  He imagines all kinds of weird fish that have swum from all over the world to be in his little pool.  You just never know, so you better GO FISH!


5 Comments so far
Leave a comment

where is the best place to fish the missouri I cant ever find any where to go here in the omaha area?

Comment by Jeremy swanda

You can find all of the public waters and access to public waters in the back of the 2009 Fishing Guide. For specific ideas in the Omaha area, I would suggest you contact our Omaha office. They are located just northeast of Rosenblatt, right across the street from the zoo or you can call 402-595-2144 or e-mail

I wish we had more bank access adjacent to Omaha. I will tell you this, any wing-dams along the river would be likely places to start.

Hope that helps.

Daryl B.

Comment by Daryl Bauer

[…] end up healing but then being an unusual color. I mentioned another unusually colored catfish here, http://barbsandbacklashes.wordpress…./01/just-fish/ . Channel catfish have been "domesticated" enough that there are a lot of […]

Pingback by lucky catch - Nebraska Fish and Game Association

Can we get a photo of that bluegill for

Comment by Bruce Condello


I added them,

Daryl B.

Comment by Daryl Bauer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: