Fishing in Nebraska

Nebraska offers great places to go fishing and boating. Purchase your fishing license online and enjoy a day out on the water with your family and friends.

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Top Fishing Spots in Nebraska

Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area
It offers great fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, bluegill, and walleye. With camping and boating access on both sides.
Lake McConaughy Recreation Area
Excellent for fishing, and boating, the park also has a camping area, fish cleaning stations and rental boats.
Harlan County Reservoir
The lake is named a favorite for fishing, boating and water skiing. It is also known for white bass, wipers, and largemouth bass.
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Common Catches in Nebraska

Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.
Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Northern Pike
Northern Pike
The northern pike is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters.
Bluegill
Bluegill
Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Green Sunfish
Green Sunfish
The green sunfish is a panfish with white, flaky flesh.

Types of Fishing in Nebraska

Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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