Calendar of Events

Sep
28
Wed
7:45 am Bird Hikes At Lake Ogallala @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Bird Hikes At Lake Ogallala @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Sep 28 @ 7:45 am – 9:45 am
Bird Hikes At Lake Ogallala @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
The Lake McConaughy SRA is offering Bird Walks at Lake Ogallala during September and October.   All ages welcome, walks led by resident naturalist.  Meet at Lake McConaughy Visitors Center by 7:45 a.m. Bring comfortable[...]
Sep
29
Thu
5:00 pm Coffee & Canvas at the Lake @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Coffee & Canvas at the Lake @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come out to Lake McConaughy for a night of art and relaxation September 29 and 30, led by new park naturalist, Alison Bleich! Paint from the scenery, paint from various example or come up with[...]
Sep
30
Fri
5:00 pm Cider & Canvas at the Lake @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Cider & Canvas at the Lake @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come out to Lake McConaughy for a night of art and relaxation September 29 and 30, led by new park naturalist, Alison Bleich! Paint from the scenery, paint from various example or come up with[...]
Oct
1
Sat
8:00 am Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Shop the selection of fresh produce and crafts under the shaded canopy at Rendezvous Square.  Saturday mornings 8-noon through the first weekend in October.

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 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)