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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Box Butte Reservoir in Nebraska.

Whether you enjoy warm-weather fishing or fishing through the ice in winter, Box Butte Reservoir offers both. This 1,600-acre lake in the northwest part of the state has a variety of fish species including bass, crappie, walleye, sunfish and northern pike. Fluctuating water levels change the size and fishing opportunities. When full, it offers shallow cover in the river end as well as deeper structure in the main part of the lake. This is a decent lake for fishing from shore, from a kayak or canoe, or from a variety of other fishing boats.

Primary fish species residing in Box Butte Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Rock Bass Yellow Perch Northern pike

Box Butte Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NO
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Box Butte Reservoir SRA Campground - 308 665-2903

Box Butte Reservoir NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Box Butte Reservoir
Box Butte Reservoir SRA
PO Box 392
Crawford, NE 69339-0392
308 665-2903

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Box Butte Reservoir in Nebraska

Fishing at Box Butte Reservoir, in Nebraska.