Calendar of Events

Sep
1
Sun
all-day SEPTEMBER Activity Calendar – La...
SEPTEMBER Activity Calendar – La...
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
SEPTEMBER Activity Calendar - Lake Mac Naturalist
Join Park Naturalist Heidi Swanson & NGP staff for these September activities. Please call (308) 284-8800 with any questions. Sept 1 at 1pm and 3pm Nebraska Reptiles at Lake Mac Visitor Center. Dr. Dennis Ferraro[...]
Sep
19
Thu
all-day Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous
Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day
Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous
Join the fun at the 35th Annual Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous at Rendezvous Square!  
Sep
20
Fri
all-day Annual Used Book Sale – Friends ...
Annual Used Book Sale – Friends ...
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day
The Friends of the Library will host the book sale Sept. 20-21 at the Spruce Street Station in Ogallala. No Admission Charge. Friday 8 to 5 and Saturday 9 to 4 $2.00 bag sale Saturday[...]

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)