Lake Fishing in Nebraska

A view of Lake McConaughy in western Nebraska.Lake McConaughy, in western Nebraska, is Nebraska's largest lake. Located just north of Ogallala, this 30,000-acre lake has miles of white, sandy beaches, great fishing and boating, and plenty of places to camp.

Nearby, Lake Ogallala offers some of the best trout fishing in the Great Plains.

Fishing on a lake at sunset in Nebraska.It's 455 miles across Nebraska on Interstate 80, yet there seems to be a fishing lake at every exit.

When I-80 was built, pits and other holding ponds were used and the result was the creation of more than 50 clear, deep and productive fishing waters now known as the "I-80 lakes." Forty of them are open to the public.

A nice largemouth bass taken while lake fishing in one of Nebraska's many lakes.Many different species of fish found in Nebraska in these lakes and ponds. You can find smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, panfish, catfish, northern pike and more.

Nebraska offers fishing permits for one day, three days or all year, so it doesn't cost travelers much to stop and fish for a few hours. Children less than 16 years old can fish for free, including nonresidents accompanied by an adult with a Nebraska permit.

View the NEOGA members page where you will find information on their operations and links to their websites which contain additional details on their lake fishing trips. Or you can fill out our contact form and any member that has what you are looking for will get back to you.

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