Guide To Fishing At Johnson Lake
AKA: Johnson Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch, wiper and sauger at Johnson Lake in Nebraska.
Twelve miles southwest of Lexington, Johnson Lake is an easy getaway for boating and fishing. The 2,068-acre lake has a variety of fish species including bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish, sauger and others.
Two fishing piers with handicap access, and plenty of shoreline fishing, makes this a great place to fish for anglers without boats. For those with fishing boats, kayaks or canoes, there is plenty of fishing waters around the lake for both shallow and deep schools of fish. Miles of rip rap and lots of docks give anglers plenty of targets when casting for their favorite species.
Primary fish species residing in Johnson Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Johnson Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Nautical Rose and Lakeshore Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Lakeview Acres Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
South Inlet Campground Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Johnson Lake Recreation Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Captain's Quarters Marina
4 Johnson Lake Dr #30
Johnson Lake, NE 68937
Click here for a Nebraska Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Game & Parks Commission Campground - 308 785-2685
Inlet Area Campground - 308 785-2685
Johnson Reservoir NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Game & Parks Commission
1 E Park Dr25a
Elwood, NE 68937
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General Fishing Info
Fishing at Johnson Lake, in Nebraska.
Bass, crappie, walleye, sunfish, sauger fishing in south-central NE.