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Fishing At Whitney Lake In 2024

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Whitney Lake in Nebraska.

Whitney Lake, NE

While it often struggles with low-water conditions, Whitney Lake continues to provide fishing rated from fair to good - depending on current conditions. The lake has healthy populations of numerous species - including bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish and northern pike.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Whitney Lake, located near Whiteclay, Nebraska, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. Spanning over 1,000 acres, this serene lake offers fantastic fishing opportunities. Whitney Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a sought-after spot for anglers of all levels. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. Anglers can explore the lake's shoreline, submerged structures, and weed beds to target these prized fish.

This 900-acre lake is located in the Nebraska panhandle, 10 miles east of Crawford, NE. Fishing from shore, canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats are the most common ways to catch fish here.

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Primary fish species residing in Whitney Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bassChannel catfishBlack crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Yellow Perch Northern pike

Whitney Lake Amenities

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

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

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

The closest camping facilities are at Eagle Rest RV Park and Campground, about 15 miles away in Chadron, NE - 308 432-4349

Whitney Lake NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Whitney Lake in Nebraska.

Fishing at Whitney Lake, in NE.

Bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish and northern pike fishing in the Nebraska panhandle.