Anglers can start to plan their fishing vacations or researching their strategies for the year with the release of the 2014 Fishing Forecast.
The forecast comes courtesy of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and contains fish sampling data, along with a forecast of where anglers may find large quantities and large sizes of certain fish in the state.
State biologists sample fish populations annually. Some of the largest bodies of waters are sampled every year, while other fisheries are sampled once every few years.
The sampling is done to give the agency information needed to manage fish populations, but is also a good predictor when it comes to where you'll get the most bites and from what in the coming year.
The 2014 Fishing Forecast can be found at www.OutdoorNebraska.org or wherever fishing permits are sold. Fishing regulations have not changed for 2014.