Calendar of Events

Nov
17
Sat
9:00 am Ogallala Fall Arts & Crafts Show
Ogallala Fall Arts & Crafts Show
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The annual Ogallala Fall Arts & Crafts Show will be held Sat. Nov. 17 from 9 AM to 4 PM  at the Keith County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
Nov
30
Fri
6:30 pm Candlelight Dining at the Mansion
Candlelight Dining at the Mansion
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Candlelight Dining at the Mansion
The Keith County Historical Society will host Candlelight Dining at the Mansion on the Hill Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, beginning at 6:30 pm each evening. This year’s menu will feature French cuisine.[...]
Dec
1
Sat
6:30 pm Candlelight Dining at the Mansion
Candlelight Dining at the Mansion
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Candlelight Dining at the Mansion
The Keith County Historical Society will host Candlelight Dining at the Mansion on the Hill Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, beginning at 6:30 pm each evening. This year’s menu will feature French cuisine.[...]
Dec
6
Thu
5:30 pm Ogallala Parade of Lights
Ogallala Parade of Lights
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Ogallala Parade of Lights
The annual Parade of Lights will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 beginning at 5:30 pm.  This year’s theme is Flannel & Frost.  The parade will start at Spruce & 8th Streets, and end at Spruce[...]

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)