Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
May
1
Sun
all-day Meadowlark Hill Lilac Collection @ 14 Miles SE of Ogallala
Meadowlark Hill Lilac Collection @ 14 Miles SE of Ogallala
May 1 – May 14 all-day
Meadowlark Hill Lilac Collection @ 14 Miles SE of Ogallala | Ogallala | Nebraska | United States
Max and Darlene Peterson have one of the largest private collections of lilacs in the world, with over 800 varieties. Directions:  From Ogallala, go south on Hwy 61 about ten miles.  A sign on the[...]
May
10
Tue
6:00 pm Boating Safety Class @ MPCC Ogallala Extended Campus
Boating Safety Class @ MPCC Ogallala Extended Campus
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – May 12 @ 9:00 pm
Boating Safety Class @ MPCC Ogallala Extended Campus | Ogallala | Nebraska | United States
Six-hour classroom based boating safety course. Two three-hour classes, Tuesday and Thursday.  Required of motorized boat operators born after 12/31/1985. Minimum age to take course is 14 or turning 14 this season. $10 fee for[...]

Fishing

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Click here for the latest Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala fishing report from the Nebraska Game and Parks Fisheries Division.

View our calendar or check this list for all the summer fishing tournaments.

Fishing has long been the primary drawing card at Lake McConaughy, with its cool, clear, deep waters. Game fish vary from sporty rainbow trout to the everyday catfish. Prized most highly by the local angler is the walleye, and Nebraska’s current state record of 16 lbs. 2 oz. came from Lake Mac.  The lake plays host to several walleye tournaments each year.

Lake Ogallala boasts some of the best trout fishing in the Great Plains region.  Its colder temperature and well-aerated water that passes through the dam make ideal conditions for trout.

In recent years, Game and Parks officials have also stocked wipers, a cross between  white bass and striped bass that provides excellent fishing action.

(Photo courtesy of Dauer Bauer, Nebraska Game and Parks)