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AKA: McConaughy Reservoir

Fishing for smallmouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, rainbow trout, white bass, yellow perch, wiper and northern pike at Lake McConaughy in Nebraska.

The largest reservoir in Nebraska, Lake McConaughy is a sprawling 35,700-acre lake offering water sports galore. A favorite vacation spot for Nebraskans, it is located in the southwest part of the state, with easy access off I-80. All types of boating from kayaks and canoes to sailing and water-ski boats, join a variety of fishing boats to enjoy this water wonderland. Surrounded by plenty of camping and RV parks, as well as lodging options, there are plenty of choices for places to lay your head after a day on the water. There is a broad spectrum of fish species to entice most any angler. Bass, trout, walleye, catfish, sunfish and northern pike all reside here and compete for the plentiful food supply. Rocky shorelines, a few docks and plenty of brush provide cover for the fish and baitfish that make this a great fishing lake.

Primary fish species residing in Lake McConaughy

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Walleye Rainbow trout White Bass Yellow Perch Northern pike

Lake McConaughy Amenities

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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Cedar Vue Campground - 308 284-8800

Eagle Canyon Hideaway Campground - 308 287-2673

Arthur Bay Campground - 308 284-8800

Lake View Campground - 308 284-4965

Spillway Bay Campground - 308 284-8800

Lake McConaughy NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake McConaughy
Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
1475 NE-61
Ogallala, NE 69153
308 284-8800

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Lake McConaughy in Nebraska.

Fishing at Lake McConaughy, in Nebraska.