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Nebraska Bass Fishing

All about fishing for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass in Nebraska lakes.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Nebraska

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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 Bluestem Lake, Box Butte Reservoir, Branched Oak Lake, Calamus Reservoir, Conestoga Lake, Davis Creek Reservoir, Elwood Reservoir, Enders Reservoir, Glenn Cunningham Lake, Harlan County Reservoir, Harry Strunk Lake, Hugh Butler Lake, Jeffrey Lake, Johnson Lake, Kimball Reservoir, Lake Maloney, Lake McConaughy, Lake Minatare, Lake Ogallala, Lake Wanahoo, Lewis And Clark Lake, Medicine Creek Reservoir, Merritt Reservoir, Oliver Reservoir, Pawnee Lake, Red Willow Reservoir, Sherman Reservoir, Sutherland Reservoir, Swanson Reservoir, Wagon Train Lake, Wehrspann Lake, Whitney Lake and Willow Creek Lake.

Fishing for bass In Nebraska

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

NE State Record: 10 lbs 11 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

NE State Record: 7 lbs 4 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

NE State Record: 3 lbs 12 oz

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Bass fishing in Nebraska

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.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Cornhusker State.

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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.

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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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