Guide To Fishing At Pawnee Lake
AKA: Pawnee Reservoir, Lake Pawnee
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill and white bass at Pawnee Lake in Nebraska.
With three boat ramps and two docks, Pawnee Lake is an easy access lake for boating and fishing. Just one mile from I-80, this 740 acre lake in southeast Nebraska is a favorite of anglers around Lincoln, NE. Walleye, bass and white bass are at the top of a list of species that also includes catfish, crappie and bluegill.
Plenty of rocky shoreline and vegetation in the water offers cover for baitfish and predator fish as well. Fishing from the bank is very popular here with easy access to numerous stretches of bank around the lake. All types of boats are allowed on the lake. Some of the favorites for fishing include bass boats, fishing boats, canoes and kayaks.
Primary fish species residing in Pawnee Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Pawnee Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Pawnee Lake East Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Pawnee Lake State Recreation Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Pawnee Lake West Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Adams Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Pawnee SRA Campground - 402 796-2662
Lakeview Campground - 402 796-2662
Area Three Campground - 402 796-2662
Pawnee Lake NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Pawnee State Recreation Area
3800 NW 105th St
Lincoln, NE 68524
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Pawnee Lake in Nebraska.
General Fishing Info
Fishing at Pawnee Lake, in Nebraska.
Walleye, largemouth bass and white bass fishing in southeast NE.