June 1st 2017
My dad had originally planned a knee replacement this last winter so that we would have plenty of time to fish in the spring and summer, but then later on in the spring he needed a quick hip replacement. It was a big bummer, but now he was started to get better from the surgeries and we had to get out with the boat! Its also starting to get hot so we decided to get up really early and hit the lake at sunrise.
We got out there in perfect time and got to see a gorgeous sunrise while starting to fish. Some great pictures come with everyone else is still sleeping!
We caught a bass or two around the pier before trying the drop off near the campgrounds. but the shallow spots were very unproductive. So we decided to head for the channel and fish around some deeper timber. We stayed on the south side of the lake and found the channel. It took a few minutes but we did find the fish there. My dad was fishing the Ned Rig and I was fishing a Pig and Jig. We found the fish by throwing out baits in deeper pockets (8-10 feet deep) and in the thick part of the brush piles and deep into the trees. The bites were a little soft and hard to recognize. Often they were just there and we would feel the weight of them on the line. Once they were hooked they were also tough to get to the boat because we were having to fish so deep in the wood piles that they would often wrap around branches or stick us in trees. We caught quite a few doing this and had even more bites that we missed.
After the bit slowed down a little we left and went to try some of the grass spots on the eastern side of the lake but had very little luck there.
Eventually we made it back to where we had caught fish earlier in the day and continued to catch quality fish. It was fun to catch fish but it was just as good to be back on the water with my dad. We will be fishing a lot more the rest of this summer to make up for missing some earlier spring trips!
Lake Ranking: 5 star
This lake is always good for catching fish and usually good quality fish. Always recommend it for people looking to catch good fish that is close to Omaha or Lincoln.