Had a couple of hours this afternoon and what else do you do with down time on memorial day weekend?
Decided to stay local today and hadn’t fished this lake in a while. I got to the lake around 4 and fished until just before dark. I started by fishing the sunken road bed running through the middle of the lake but after about 30-40mins of nothing biting and not marking any fish I had to switch up.
I went to the east side of the lake and started fishing a point that led into the larger cove. Again no bites until I got far back into the cove and was sitting in about 2ft of water. The end of the cove was shallow and had a lot of matted weeds. I switched to one of my recently favorite lures called the horny toad, it is a heavy plastic frog that is rugged with just a large worm hook and because of its weight it is easy to cast.
Right off the bat I caught a nice 16 inch fish and over the next 30 mins I caught 5 fish, all were 16-18.5 inches and I weighed two of them. The first was 3.4 lbs and the second was 3.75 lbs! It was a lot of fun and all the fish were quality.
After fishing out that cove I tried two more spots that looked just like it and caught 3 more fish in the process! It took a while but once I found them I had a blast and caught a lot of quality fish on a busy public Omaha lake!
Lake ranking: 5 Star
This lake has great fishing for being in Omaha. It has a lot of different species and good quality too. I highly recommend to anyone who has a couple hours to spend.