Is Lake McConaughy good for fishing?

Is Lake McConaughy good for fishing?

Fishing. Fishing has long been a favorite activity at Lake McConaughy, with its cool, clear, deep waters. Game fish species include walleye, channel catfish, Northern pike, wiper, smallmouth and white bass, among others. The area has three fish cleaning stations located at Martin Bay, Otter Creek and Cedar View.

What bait should I use at Lake McConaughy?

Try trolling a 1½- to 2-ounce Rock-Runner® Bottom Bouncer trailing a spinner rig, plain hook or Screw-Ball Floater baited with a leech or nightcrawler in 15 to 25 feet of water. As the water is typically clear at this time, silver, brass, white or chartreuse blades and heads seem to work best.

Is Lake McConaughy open year round?

The Center is open daily year-round. Gatehouses are open daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, depending on staffing levels.

How full is Lake McConaughy right now?

Readings for Sunday, January 16, 2022

Location Today (Feet above Sea Level) 1 Week Ago
Lake McConaughy 3,240.5 = 1,098,100ac-ft (63% capacity) 3,239.8
Jeffrey Lake 2,757.9 2,757.0
Johnson Lake 2,616.5 2,617.1
Elwood Reservoir 2,580.8 2,580.9

Are there snakes at Lake McConaughy?

Reptiles: Lake McConaughy is home to 16 species of reptiles — four turtles, four lizards and eight snakes. With the exception of one or two highly visible species, most of the reptiles around the lake are seldom encountered.

What kind of fish are in lake Ogallala?

White bass
Northern pikeRainbow troutYellow perchSmallmouth bass
McConaughy Lake/Fish

Does Lake McConaughy freeze over?

McConaughy is our largest reservoir in Nebraska. It is large, wide open, and well, the wind blows in Nebraska. There are times McConaughy does not freeze up like one would expect simply because the wind blows.

What is electric plus campsite?

Electric hookups allow you to plug your RV into a power pedestal and power your electric RV appliances and components without using a generator, battery power, or solar power. Some pedestals come with 30 amp, 50 amp, and sometimes an extra household 15/20 amp connection.

Where can I find wipers in a lake?

Wipers prefer cool deep water, so they tend to congregate around Lake Jennings’ dam area particularly around the intake tower. They feed on baitfish, and can be caught on artificial lures that imitate small bait fish like spoons and spinnerbaits.

What kind of fish can you catch on Lake McConaughy?

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.

When do walleye spawn at Lake McConaughy?

Spring: The walleye spawn at Lake McConaughy begins around the middle of April, and continues through the first part of May. From the middle of May to the Fourth of July, anglers target walleye and wipers using live bait or casting jigs to the shoreline.

What is there to do on Lake McConaughy?

For many years Lake McConaughy has been a popular place for fishing, boating, water sports, camping and hunting in the area. There is a fish cleaning station in Martin Bay.

How big is Lake McConaughy?

Click here! Add Your Recent Fishing ReportLake Information for Lake McConaughy The lake is a man-made body of water that is 22 miles long, 4 miles wide at its largest point, and 142 feet deep near the dam (at full capacity) – it was constructed between 1936 and 1941 and is fed by the North Platte River.