Calendar of Events

Sep
24
Thu
all-day Kayak Big Mac Nov. 7 or Particip...
Kayak Big Mac Nov. 7 or Particip...
Sep 24 – Nov 7 all-day
Kayak Big Mac Nov. 7 or Participate Virtually
Participate in the 2020 Kayak Big Mac virtually now or in person on November 7!   Register through Eventbrite any time through the event day to receive your tee shirt.   Kayaking virtually?  After you register, take[...]
Nov
8
Sun
10:00 am Sunday Brunch at the Mansion
Sunday Brunch at the Mansion
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am
Sunday Brunch at the Mansion
Don’t miss the Keith County Historical Society’s Sunday Brunch at the Mansion on the Hill September 13, October 11 and November 8, 2020.    Serving at 10:00 a.m. and noon each Sunday.  See the Facebook[...]
Nov
21
Sat
9:00 am Fall Arts & Crafts Show
Fall Arts & Crafts Show
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show will be held Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 to 4 at the Keith County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.  Contact the Chamber for more information:  308-284-4066.

Outdoor Report

Seasonal Overview :  With over 55 square miles of water and over 70 miles of shoreline, Lake McConaughy is Nebraska’s largest reservoir and a popular year-round fishing and outdoor recreation destination.

Fall:  From Labor Day weekend through Thanksgiving, anglers slab for walleye and white bass on Lake McConaughy.   Catfish can be caught year-round, especially at the west end of the lake.

Winter:   Before and after the bays are iced in, success can still be found slabbing for walleye by Martin Bay or near Lemoyne.  Catfish can be caught year-round, especially at the west end of the lake.

Spring: The walleye spawn at Lake McConaughy begins around the middle of April, and continues through the first part of May. From the middle of May to the Fourth of July, anglers target walleye and wipers using live bait or casting jigs to the shoreline.

Summer: Success with white bass, and small and large mouth bass can generally be found from May through the end of August casting jigs or lures to rocky points.  Walleye and wipers are targeted through August trolling lures and spinner baits.  Walleye and wipers are usually found off the face of Kingsley Dam or in bays off rocky points, although walleye are caught throughout the lake.  Yellow perch can be caught all summer throughout the lake using worms and wax worms.  Northern pike may sometimes be found at the west end of the lake casting lures and spinner baits. Rainbow trout, brown trout, and tiger trout can be caught in Lake Ogallala all summer, as well as in the river and supply canal. Anglers find success casting off boats or the shore as well as trolling.