Today I went out all by myself. I had a few hours after work before it got dark and decided to try something new.
For a while now I have been intrigued by the River. Up north they caught all kinds of nice bass, largemouth and smallmouth, as well as norther pike, walleye etc. I have even fished oxbow lakes of the missouri but it was north of town about 60-80 minutes. But I had always been told that Omaha was too far south to hold those fish and they liked the cleaner water up north. I never really believed that and decided I wanted to finally test the waters.
Since my boat is just a 14ft jon with a trolling motor I decided against attempting to battle the rivers current. I parked up at Dodge Park and walked the rocks on the bank fishing any water breaks I could find. I fished the mouth of Dodge Parks Canal, the docks near the boat ramps and some fallen trees that I could reach.
Withing the first 30 minutes I found what I was looking for, I pulled up this 18 1/2 inch bass (picture below… proof!) throwing a bass jig and trailer. Yes you read that right, almost a 3lb bass at Dodge Park in Omaha!
The rest of the day was pretty slow, I did catch a nice drum (pictured below). I did miss 2 other nice bites, not sure if they were bass, drum, walleye or northerns but they were bites either way. I would be very interested to try fishing it by boat and be able to reach a lot more ideal spots for fish but did the best with what I had. Enjoy the Pictures!
Overall Ranking: 3 Star
Probably the most intriguing place to fish on the eastern side of Nebraska. As proven you can catch bass and its a huge body of water and has good ramps. I just don’t have a boat yet to really explore it.