Reservoir Fishing in Nebraska

A view of the Calamus Reservoir in central Nebraska.Lake McConaughy, in western Nebraska, is Nebraska's largest lake and the largest reservoir. From the 1920s through the 1980s, nearly 145,000 acres of multi-purpose reservoirs were constructed in Nebraska, primarily for flood protection and irrigation.

Other notable reservoirs are Calamus, Sutherland, Lewis & Clark, Merritt, Harlan County, Sherman and Enders to name a few.

A view of Merritt Reservoir in north central Nebraska.Many different species of fish found in Nebraska are in these reservoirs. You can find smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, stripe bass, wipers, 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 reservoir 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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