Calendar of Events

Jun
21
Thu
6:00 pm Sounds on the Square – Rascal Ma...
Sounds on the Square – Rascal Ma...
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sounds on the Square - Rascal Martinez
Enjoy free live music with Rascal Martinez Thursday, June 21 from 6 to 9 pm at Rendezvous Square in Ogallala.  Rascal’s unique Americana-style roots music channels a mix of indie-folk and country.  Bring a lawn chair!
Jun
23
Sat
all-day Shut Up & Fish
Shut Up & Fish
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day
20th Annual Shut Up & Fish Tournament Run by Nebraska Walleye Trail Contact:  Chad Vogl (308) 355-2321
Jun
27
Wed
9:00 am Science Educators Pop Up Confere...
Science Educators Pop Up Confere...
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Groundwater Foundation has teamed up with the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science and the Nebraska Department of Education to bring phenomena-based curriculum to you. Learn to use fun, hands-on tools for groundwater education[...]
Jun
28
Thu
6:00 pm Sounds on the Square – The Talbo...
Sounds on the Square – The Talbo...
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sounds on the Square - The Talbott Brothers
Enjoy free live music with the Talbott Brothers Thursday, June 28 from 6 to 9 pm at Rendezvous Square in Ogallala.  The Portland based duo is composed of brothers Nick and Tyler Talbott.  A crowd[...]

Fishing

Daryl-Bauer-Trout-DSCN2750-300x225

 

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)