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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, walleye, white bass, yellow perch, wiper and northern pike at Lake Minatare in Nebraska.

Located in the heart of the Nebraska pan handle, Lake Minatare is a great get-a-way just ten miles northeast of Scottsbluff, NE. The lake has 2,300 surface acres, so there is plenty of water to fish or go boating. The lake is lined with submerged vegetation virtually all around the lake, providing excellent cover for baitfish and the many species of fish that feed on them. Well known for healthy populations of walleye, catfish and smallmouth bass, it is also home to largemouth bass, sunfish, wiper and northern pike. There are three boat ramps for launching everything from pontoon boats and sail boats, to power boats and fishing boats, as well as canoes and kayaks. There is easy access at various places around the lake for fishing from shore.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Minatare

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

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

Lake Minatare Amenities

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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Minatare SRA Campgrounds - 308 783-2911

Lakeview Point Campground, Butte View Campground, West Wind Campground, Scout’s Rest Campground, Sunrise East Campground and South Gate Campground.

Lake Minatare NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Minatare
Lake Minatare State Recreation Area
PO Box 188
Minatare, NE 69356
308 783-2911

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Lake Minatare in Nebraska.

Fishing at Lake Minatare, in Nebraska.