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AKA: Pawnee Reservoir, Lake Pawnee

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

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass

Pawnee Lake Amenities

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

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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

Contact Information

Pawnee Lake
Pawnee State Recreation Area
3800 NW 105th St
Lincoln, NE 68524
402 796-2662

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Fishing at Pawnee Lake, in Nebraska.