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