The entry highlighted this week from the Biggest Fish Contest is currently leading its species category.
Brionna Schafer of Alliance caught a northern pike on June 23 at Box Butte Reservoir. The fish measured 35 inches and currently leads the species category. Hunter Schafer witnessed the catch.
If you are angling for some great prizes, you’ll want to get in your biggest fish entry: starherald.com/biggestfishcontest. Cabela’s is sponsoring the Biggest Fish Contest for the third year.
Anglers who catch the longest fish of each recognized game-fish species will win a Cabela’s $25 gift card and be eligible for the grand prize of a Cabela’s $100 gift card and a tailgate fillet table donated by Cabela’s. Species winners are based on length, not weight, and catch-and-release is encouraged.
The Star-Herald welcomes submissions from anglers of fish caught in the upstream waters of the North Platte River system. Lake McConaughy is also included.
Entries must include a clear photo of the fish and the angler who caught it, information about the place it was caught, its length in inches (weight optional) and the name and phone number of a witness to confirm the length of the fish and the day it was caught. Nebraska Master Angler applications also are acceptable.