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Best Nebraska Fishing Lakes

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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in NE.

Box Butte Reservoir, Branched Oak Lake, Elwood Reservoir, Glenn Cunningham Lake, Johnson Lake, Lake McConaughy, Lake Wanahoo, Lewis And Clark Lake, Merritt Reservoir, Pawnee Lake, Sutherland Reservoir and Wehrspann Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Nebraska, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Bluestem Lake, NE
  • Box Butte Reservoir, NE
  • Branched Oak Lake, NE
  • Calamus Reservoir, NE
  • Conestoga Lake, NE
  • Davis Creek Reservoir, NE
  • Elwood Reservoir, NE
  • Enders Reservoir, NE
  • Glenn Cunningham Lake, NE
  • Harlan County Reservoir, NE
  • Harry Strunk Lake, NE
  • Jeffrey Lake, NE
  • Johnson Lake, NE
  • Lake Maloney, NE
  • Lake McConaughy, NE
  • Lake Minatare, NE
  • Lake Ogallala, NE
  • Lake Wanahoo, NE
  • Lewis And Clark Lake, NE
  • Merritt Reservoir, NE
  • Oliver Reservoir, NE
  • Pawnee Lake, NE
  • Red Willow Reservoir, NE
  • Sherman Reservoir, NE
  • Sutherland Reservoir, NE
  • Swanson Reservoir, NE
  • Wagon Train Lake, NE
  • Wehrspann Lake, NE
  • Whitney Lake, NE
  • Willow Creek Lake, NE
Best Bass Lakes

Box Butte Reservoir, Branched Oak Lake, Calamus Reservoir, Conestoga Lake, Davis Creek Reservoir, Elwood Reservoir, Enders Reservoir, Glenn Cunningham Lake, Harlan County Reservoir, Johnson Lake, Kimball Reservoir, Lake Maloney, Lake McConaughy, Lake Minatare, Lake Wanahoo, Lewis And Clark Lake, Pawnee Lake and Wehrspann Lake are considered some of the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Popular Catfish Lakes

Branched Oak Lake, Davis Creek Reservoir, Elwood Reservoir, Glenn Cunningham Lake, Harlan County Reservoir, Harry Strunk Lake, Johnson Lake, Lake Wanahoo, Lewis And Clark Lake, Medicine Creek Reservoir, Merritt Reservoir, Oliver Reservoir, Pawnee Lake, Red Willow Reservoir, Wagon Train Lake are favorite options for channel, blue and flathead catfish. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Branched Oak Lake, Davis Creek Reservoir, Glenn Cunningham Lake, Johnson Lake, Lake Wanahoo, Pawnee Lake, Sherman Reservoir, Wehrspann Lake and Whitney Lake are a few of the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

Calamus Reservoir, Conestoga Lake, Elwood Reservoir, Enders Reservoir, Harlan County Reservoir, Harry Strunk Lake, Johnson Lake, Kimball Reservoir, Lake Maloney, Lake McConaughy, Lake Minatare, Lake Wanahoo, Lewis And Clark Lake, Oliver Reservoir and Sherman Reservoir are popular lakes to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Best Walleye Lakes

Box Butte Reservoir, Elwood Reservoir, Jeffrey Lake, Johnson Lake, Lake McConaughy, Lake Minatare, Medicine Creek Reservoir, Merritt Reservoir, Oliver Reservoir, Sherman Reservoir, Sutherland Reservoir and Wagon Train Lake are considered the top lakes for walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Hugh Butler Lake, Kimball Reservoir, Lake McConaughy, Lake Ogallala, Merritt Reservoir, Oliver Reservoir, Red Willow Reservoir and Sutherland Reservoir are the favorite options for rainbow, cutthroat, brook and brown lake trout. More...

Top Striper Lakes

Elwood Reservoir, Enders Reservoir, Hugh Butler Lake (Red Willow Reservoir), Lake McConaughy and Sutherland Reservoir are the best options for striped bass and hybrid striped bass. More...

Favorite Salmon Lakes

Lake McConaughy and Lewis and Clark Lake are the most popular lakes for atlantic, chinook, chum, coho, kokanee, pink and sockeye salmon fishing. More...

Visit the Nebraska fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the Nebraska map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in NE at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

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