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Fall Fishing

Fall fishing is in full swing at Lake McConaughy, with many anglers targeting walleye, the signature game fish at Nebraska’s “big lake.” They are typically fishing in deeper (20-50 feet) of water, using slab spoons, blade baits and vertical jigging in the coves around the Ogallala Beach and Lakeview areas of the south side and from Lemoyne back to Arthur Bay on the north side. There has also been some walleye success on an early morning and late evening bite on the southeast rocky points, casing cranks and spinnerbaits.

Smallmouth anglers are still finding good numbers and excellent sizes along the southeast rocky points during the mid-morning period, throwing a number of bass rigs, but with particular success with Ned Rigs and spinnerbaits. Catfish are still being caught at a number of areas, but most anglers have been targeting the west end of the reservoir.

Bank anglers have had good luck in the Spillway and Diver’s Bay areas, casting a number of jigs and baits from shore for walleye, catfish and smallmouth bass. With lower water levels, most of the areas will involve a decent walk.  » Read more

Calendar of Events

6:00 pm Halloween at the Library
Halloween at the Library
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wear a costume and come to the Kathleen Lute Public Library  for game and treats Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.!
4:00 pm Halloween Costume Parade/Trunk o...
Halloween Costume Parade/Trunk o...
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm
Meet at 6th & Spruce, Ogallala at 3:45 p.m. for the Halloween Costume Parade, which starts at 4:00 p.m. Trunk or Treating to follow at Rendezvous Square pavilion.
4:00 pm St. Paul’s Fall Carnival – Ogallala
St. Paul’s Fall Carnival – Ogallala
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Ogallala will host its annual Fall Carnival Friday, October 29 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Face masks are required.  The Carnival will include elementary age games, and food and drinks[...]
8:00 am Ogallala Farmer’s Market
Ogallala Farmer’s Market
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ogallala Farmer's Market
The Ogallala Farmer’s Market will be held Saturdays at Rendezvous Square from June 19 through October 9, 2021.  Find something different every week – including locally raised vegetables, fruits, baked goods, honey, preserves and crafts.

Featured Event


Halloweeen at the Hollow

The Friends of Ash Hollow will host Halloween in the Hollow, a family Halloween event, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 at Ash Hollow State Historical Park near Lewellen from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1 p.m. Costume Contest
2 p.m. Trunk or Treat

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Featured Attraction


Front Street Cowboy Museum

Explore cowboy history and artifacts from Ogallala’s early days as the end of the Texas Trail at Front Street’s free museum.   Built in 1963, Front Street is listed on the National Re

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