Nebraska Bass Fishing
All about fishing for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass in Nebraska lakes.
Bass Fishing Lakes In Nebraska
You can find bass from many places in NE. Private ponds, rivers and creeks are home to bass here. The most consistent stringers tend to come from major lakes including Box Butte Reservoir, Branched Oak Lake, Elwood Reservoir, Harlan County Lake, Lake McConaughy, Lake Minatare, Lewis And Clark Lake, Merritt Reservoir, Red Willow Reservoir and Sutherland Reservoir.
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
NE State Record: 10 lbs 11 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
NE State Record: 7 lbs 4 oz
World record: 9 lbs 8 oz
NE State Record: 3 lbs 12 oz
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Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Nebraska.
Catch big bass!
The Nebraska state record largemouth was caught from a sand pit near Columbus and the NE state record smallmouth bass was pulled from the Missouri River. The I-80 sandpit was home to the state record spotted bass.
Bass fishing information, by state.
Learn the lifecycle of a bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Nebraska bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.
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