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Guide to fishing for smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch, striped bass and wiper at Sutherland Reservoir in Nebraska.

Sutherland Reservoir, NE

Open for access by all boats, Sutherland Reservoir is a great place to enjoy water sports in the southwest part of Nebraska. This 3,000-acre lake is also a great fishery with multiple fish species.

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Sutherland Reservoir, located near Sutherland, Nebraska, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. Spanning over 3,000 acres, this picturesque reservoir offers excellent fishing opportunities. Sutherland Reservoir is known for its diverse fish population, making it a sought-after spot for anglers of all levels. The reservoir is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. Anglers can explore the reservoir's shoreline, submerged structures, and weed beds to target these prized fish.

Trout, walleye, smallmouth bass, white bass, wiper, sunfish and striped bass are caught here. Fishing from shore, canoes, kayaks or fancy fishing boats all works here. With quick access off I-80, and plenty of camping spots, this is an easy getaway for a family vacation or a quick fishing trip. Three boat ramps and two docks are available for public use.

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Primary fish species residing in Sutherland Reservoir

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Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill White Bass Yellow Perch Striped bass

Sutherland Reservoir Amenities

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

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In addition to fishing, Sutherland Reservoir provides ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the reservoir's calm waters, taking in the beautiful surroundings and peaceful ambiance. The reservoir 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, Sutherland Reservoir offers a delightful boating adventure.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Hershey Beach Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off S Bubble Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Westshore Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Great Plains Indian Highway, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

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Camping options are available near Sutherland Reservoir, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully embrace the natural beauty of the area. The reservoir offers a campground with amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Sutherland Reservoir provides the opportunity to wake up to serene reservoir views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Sutherland Reservoir Campground - 308 535-8025

Oregon Trail Park Campground - 308 386-4653

Sutherland Reservoir NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

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


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Sutherland Reservoir in Nebraska.

Fishing at Sutherland Reservoir, in Nebraska.

Trout, walleye, smallmouth bass, white bass, wiper and striped bass fishing in southwest NE.