Guide To Fishing At Box Butte Reservoir
AKA: Box Butte Lake
What to fish for...
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
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Box Butte Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Box Butte State Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Box Butte State Recreation Area Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Click here for a Nebraska Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Box Butte Reservoir SRA Campground - 308 665-2903
Box Butte Reservoir NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Box Butte Reservoir
Box Butte Reservoir SRA
PO Box 392
Crawford, NE 69339-0392
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Box Butte Reservoir in Nebraska
General Fishing Info
Fishing at Box Butte Reservoir, in Nebraska.
Bass, crappie and walleye fishing in northwest NE.