Calendar of Events

Jan
19
Sat
all-day Ogallala Gun Show @ Keith County Fairgrounds
Ogallala Gun Show @ Keith County Fairgrounds
Jan 19 – Jan 20 all-day
 
8:00 am Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility below Kingsley Dam at Lake Ogallala will be open weekends Dec. 29 through Feb. 24, 8:00 am to 2 pm. Facility provided by the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation[...]
Jan
20
Sun
8:00 am Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility below Kingsley Dam at Lake Ogallala will be open weekends Dec. 29 through Feb. 24, 8:00 am to 2 pm. Facility provided by the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation[...]

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)