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Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area to be stocked with rainbow trout

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Rainbow trout to be stocked at Fremont Lakes

Rainbow trout will be stocked by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter.

“This program emphasizes the urban and community waters statewide,” said Greg Anderson, Game and Parks’ fish production supervisor. “Ten-inch trout are stocked to provide angling opportunities for all ages to catch and harvest.”

The stocking of trout will begin the week of Sept. 26 and continue weekly through October.

During the week of Oct. 10, Lake 2 at Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area will be stocked with 3,600 rainbow trout. Lake 2 is scheduled to receive an additional 900 rainbow trout during the week of Oct. 17.

“Hatchery crews work tirelessly throughout the year and drive thousands of miles ensuring trout arrive safe and healthy to their destinations,” Anderson said. “Although we have a schedule, Nebraska’s weather may have its own mind that alters our plans. Be assured we’ll accommodate the schedule, however, unforeseen issues besides weather, like unfavorable water body conditions, vehicle and mechanical failures, can occur.”

Fishing for trout is a great way to introduce children to fishing because simple and inexpensive equipment may be used. A spinning or spin-cast rod and reel with a hook baited with a worm will work well. Add a split shot a couple of feet above the hook and a bobber a couple of feet above the split shot. Spinners, salmon eggs, dough baits and artificial flies also can catch trout.

If you are just getting into fishing, a helpful resource is Game and Parks’ Going Fishing Guide, available at OutdoorNebraska.gov/howtofish.

Visit OutdoorNebraska.gov/fishing for more information on fishing in Nebraska.

Scooter’s Coffee to offer free cups of coffee on Sept. 29

Scooter’s Coffee is brewing up smiles this National Coffee Day with a free, small cup of fresh-brewed coffee on Thursday, Sept. 29. Customers can enjoy their free cup of coffee by scanning the Scooter’s Coffee Mobile App at their local Scooter’s Coffee location.

Scooter’s Coffee offers medium, dark, and flavored coffee brewed each day from 100% Arabica beans that are hand-picked, harvested and sourced from the finest coffee beans in the world.

The free brewed coffee offer is valid one per customer at participating Scooter’s Coffee locations (while supplies last).

Fremont has two Scooter’s Coffee locations: 610 E. 23rd St. and 2620 E. 23rd Ave. N.

Customers who do not have the Scooter’s Coffee Mobile App can download it from the App Store or Google Play Store. With the app, customers can earn “Smiles” for future purchases that can be redeemed for loyalty rewards, including free drinks and additional perks throughout the year.

–Tribune staff

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