Calendar of Events

Nov
2
Sat
8:00 am Kayak Big Mac 2019
Kayak Big Mac 2019
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kayak Big Mac 2019
Summer is for sissies! Ogallala Rotary will sponsor the 5th annual Kayak Big Mac at Lake McConaughy Saturday, November 2, 2019.   The 3 mile kayak event  will take place rain, snow or shine.  Kayaks will[...]
Nov
16
Sat
9:00 am Keith County Craft Fair
Keith County Craft Fair
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
The annual Craft Fair will be held Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Keith County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.  Call the Ogallala/Keith County Chamber for more information at 308-284-4066 and check[...]

Fishing

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Fishing licenses are available online from the Nebraska Game and Parks commission at www.outdoornebraska.gov.

If your boat is currently registered in another state, you will need to purchase an invasive species decal for your boat.  These are $15 a year, and also available for sale www.outdoornebraska.gov.

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)