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

May
21
Sat
all-day Big Mac Shut Up & Fish
Big Mac Shut Up & Fish
May 21 – May 22 all-day
Big Mac Shut Up & Fish Lake McConaughy May 21-22 2022 The 2022 BIG MAC Shut Up & Fish Tournament will be hosted by Vogl’s Lodge & Lure. . See www.voglslodgeandlure.com for entry forms and more info,[...]
May
26
Thu
6:00 pm Sounds on the Square 2022
Sounds on the Square 2022
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm
Sounds on the Square 2022
Mark your calendars for a great summer of FREE LIVE MUSIC at Rendezvous Square in Ogallala. Bring a lawn chair and your friends for these free concerts on Thursday nights May 26 through June 30[...]
Jun
2
Thu
6:00 pm Sounds on the Square 2022
Sounds on the Square 2022
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm
Sounds on the Square 2022
Mark your calendars for a great summer of FREE LIVE MUSIC at Rendezvous Square in Ogallala. Bring a lawn chair and your friends for these free concerts on Thursday nights May 26 through June 30[...]