Fishing

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

Questions about fishing regulations?  Check the NGPC Fishing Guide. 

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.

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)

Calendar of Events

Jul
2
Sat
8:00 am Ogallala Farmer’s Market
Ogallala Farmer’s Market
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Ogallala Farmer’s Market is held Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon downtown at Rendezvous Square.  (June 11 market will be held at the Pinnacle Bank parking lot.)  A variety of vendors, including locally raised[...]
Jul
4
Mon
all-day FIREWORKS: CANCELLED!
FIREWORKS: CANCELLED!
Jul 4 all-day
The City of Ogallala has CANCELLED the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display due to drought and fire danger conditions. The sales and usage of fireworks by the public is also banned in all of[...]
Jul
9
Sat
8:00 am Ogallala Farmer’s Market
Ogallala Farmer’s Market
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Ogallala Farmer’s Market is held Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon downtown at Rendezvous Square.  (June 11 market will be held at the Pinnacle Bank parking lot.)  A variety of vendors, including locally raised[...]