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Popular Fish Species Glenn Cunningham Reservoir, NE

Glenn Cunningham Lake Popular Fish - Walleye

Walleye Fishing

A decent population of walleye are thriving in the waters of Glenn Cunningham Lake after the re-fill in years past. May and June tend to be the best time for weekend anglers to catch them. During this time they tend to move shallower and closer to shore. Other times of the year they are more likely to roam around in deeper water. As always, staying close by schools of baitfish. They tend to concentrate around structure on points, flats and ledges off the river channels. A proven method for catching walleye here is trolling with spinners tipped with live bait, or trolling with long-billed, deep diving crankbaits. However casting live bait, jigs, worms and spoons also works well at times.

Glenn Cunningham Lake Popular Fish - Black Crappie

Black Crappie Fishing

Black crappie are a favorite of locals at Glenn Cunningham Lake. Crappie fishing is excellent and they are running in sizeable schools. The best time to catch crappie tends to be at dawn and dusk. Live bait and small jigs are the most common method for crappie here. Crappie always like cover and structure, so locate brush and vegetation. In spring and fall focus on the 8 to 12 foot range. As the crappie move deep in summer and winter, follow points out deep, as well as find ledges near channels in deeper water.

Glenn Cunningham Lake Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

Glenn Cunningham Lake offers decent fishing for largemouth bass. When the bite is good, bass typically move shallow and can be more aggressive. If you find them shallow and they are not tempted to bite, slow down and use smaller, lighter baits. Fishing for largemouth bass is good year round. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time fishing Glenn Cunningham Lake on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time. Smallmouth bass reside here as well.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass and northern pike at Glenn Cunningham Lake in Nebraska.

Glenn Cunningham Reservoir Fishing Video

Located on the outskirts of Omaha, Nebraska, Glenn Cunningham Lake offers easy access to excellent boating and fishing. This is a 390 acre lake wrapped partially by a city park, creating a great place to take the family for a day in the great outdoors.

Glenn Cunningham Reservoir, located near Omaha, Nebraska, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. Spanning over 390 acres, this scenic reservoir offers excellent fishing opportunities. Glenn Cunningham Reservoir is known for its diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for anglers of all levels. The reservoir is home to a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, and walleye. Anglers can explore the reservoir's shoreline, rocky structures, and submerged vegetation to target these sought-after fish.

Hiking, picnicking and sailing are popular here, but fishing is the main attraction. Bass, catfish, walleye, sunfish and northern pike populate the lake, and can be caught from shore, canoes, kayaks and all types of fishing boats. So grab the kids and some fishing poles and come enjoy this close-in fishery.

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Primary fish species residing in Glenn Cunningham Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Northern pike

Glenn Cunningham Lake Amenities

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

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In addition to fishing, Glenn Cunningham Reservoir provides opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the reservoir's calm waters, taking in the beautiful surroundings and peaceful ambiance. The reservoir 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, Glenn Cunningham Reservoir offers a delightful boating adventure.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Cunningham South Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off State Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Glenn Cunningham Reservoir

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Fishing License

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Camping options are available near Glenn Cunningham Reservoir, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully embrace the natural beauty of the area. The reservoir offers a campground with amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Glenn Cunningham Reservoir provides the opportunity to wake up to serene reservoir views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Glenn Cunningham Lake Campground - 402 444-4628

Glenn Cunningham Lake NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Glenn Cunningham Reservoir
Glenn Cunningham Recreational Lake
8305 Rainwood Rd
Omaha, NE 68122
402 444-4628


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Glenn Cunningham Lake in Nebraska.

Fishing at Glenn Cunningham Lake, in Nebraska.

Bass, catfish, walleye and northern pike fishing in eastern NE.