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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white perch and wiper at Branched Oak Lake in Nebraska.

Branched Oak Lake, NE

The largest of the Salt Valley lakes, Branched Oak Lake is an 1,800 surface-acre lake in the southeast part of the state. Excellent catfish and crappie fishing are the main draw for anglers. The lake also has healthy populations of bass and sunfish.

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Branched Oak Lake, located near Malcolm, Nebraska, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. Covering over 1,800 acres, this picturesque lake offers excellent fishing opportunities. Branched Oak Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a favorite spot for anglers of all levels. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, channel catfish, and white bass. Anglers can explore the lake's diverse underwater structures, including submerged timber, weed beds, and drop-offs, to target these prized fish.

Plenty of access to the lake makes this an easy lake to fish from shore. Kayak and canoes are a great way to cruise around the lake and do a little fishing while getting a bit of exercise. Multiple boat ramps are available for fishing and pleasure boats alike. Branched Oak Marina offers boat rentals, slips, boating gear and fishing tackle. The Boat House Bar & Grill offers a varied menu for hungry vacationers.

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Primary fish species residing in Branched Oak Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Perch

Branched Oak Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: SEVERAL
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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In addition to fishing, Branched Oak Lake provides ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the lake's calm waters, taking in the beautiful surroundings and tranquil atmosphere. The lake allows for various water activities, such as motor boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whether it's a leisurely boat ride or an adventurous water sports experience, Branched Oak Lake offers a delightful boating adventure.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Branched Oak Marina
Rentals: Kakaks and pontoon boats
402 783-3311

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Area Eleven Campground Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, north side, off W Davey Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Area Six Campground Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off W Branched Oak Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Branched Oak State Recreation Area Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off N 126th Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Homestead Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off W Raymond Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Middle Oak Creek Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off W Branched Oak Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Branched Oak Marina
10001 W. Davey Road
Raymond, NE 68428
402 783-3311

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Camping options are available near Branched Oak Lake, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The lake offers several campgrounds with amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Branched Oak Lake provides the opportunity to wake up to serene lake views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Branched Oak SRA Campground - 402 783-3400

Branched Oak Lake NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Branched Oak Lake
Branched Oak State Recreation Area
12000 W Branched Oak Rd
Raymond, NE 68428
402 783-3400


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Branched Oak Lake in Nebraska.

Fishing at Branched Oak Lake, in Nebraska.

Excellent catfish and crappie fishing in southeast NE.