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Guide to fishing for smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, white bass and wiper at Lake Maloney in Nebraska.

Lake Maloney, NE

Located just five miles south of North Platt, NE, Maloney Reservoir invites boating and fishing enthusiasts to enjoy its 1,600 acres of water-sport paradise. The lake is home to a wide variety of fish species including bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout and sunfish.

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Lake Maloney, located near North Platte, Nebraska, is a beloved destination for fishing enthusiasts. Covering approximately 1,600 acres, this picturesque lake offers fantastic fishing opportunities. Lake Maloney is known for its diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for anglers of all levels. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. Anglers can explore the lake's shoreline, submerged structures, and weed beds to target these sought-after fish.

Plenty of boat docks and aquatic vegetation provide cover for healthy populations of both fish and baitfish. Canoe and kayak fishing are popular here, as well as fishing from bass boats and other types of fishing watercraft. Shoreline fishing options are available at various places around the lake as well as a wheelchair-accessible deck. Ice fishing is an option when winter weather cooperates making for safe ice. Campgrounds with RV hookups are available at Lake Maloney State Recreation Area, some right on the water.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Maloney

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Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill White Bass

Lake Maloney Amenities

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

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In addition to fishing, Lake Maloney provides ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the lake's calm waters, taking in the beautiful scenery and peaceful ambiance. 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, Lake Maloney offers a pleasant boating adventure.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Maloney State Recreation Area Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off N Lake Road, this is a two-lane, and a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

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

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Maloney SRA Campground - 308 535-8025

Lake Maloney NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Maloney
Lake Maloney State Recreation Area
301 East State Farm Rd.
North Platte, NE 69101
308 535-8025


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Lake Maloney in Nebraska.

Fishing at Lake Maloney, in Nebraska.

Crappie, walleye, trout and sunfish fishing in south-central NE.