Where: Lawrence Youngman, Omaha Ne
When: june 18th
Weather: 90 and Windy
Today was going to be a hot day and we had some plans in the afternoon so I got up really early and hit up Lawrence Youngman around sunrise. I shot straight up for the timber and weeds on the south side of the lake. And tried a buzzbait and frog with a few hits but no fish caught. So I switched to a spinnerbait and a senko with a small weight so it sank slowly.
I caught a lot of fish early with the soft plastics. All the fish seemed healthy and well fed (you can see a frogs legs sticking out of ones belly in a picture below). I went as far back into the creek as a I could and then also fished some weedlines along the main lake and along the dam. All locations produced some fish but all the fish were pretty small around 12-13 inches. So nothing special as far as size goes but when you can catch 12-15 fish in a matter of a few hours it makes a fun morning.
This lake would be a great place to take kids or anyone new to fishing for a great time catching a lot of fish. I would highly recommend anyone in Omaha try this lake out. But make sure to come prepared for the weeds. All of the shore lines are lined with about 15 ft of vegetation so it is easily accessed by a boat.
Enjoy the pictures!
Overall Ranking: 5 Star
This is a fun lake right in the middle of the Omaha area. good boat ramp, fishing docks, hiking trails and parks. Iam able to catch a lot of fish and the water clarity was good. Also plenty of different kinds of structure to fish around. the only down side is the fish all seemed to be small.