Tonight I had a really cool opportunity, I have two friends that have young kids and we decided to take them fishing for the first time! When teaching kids to fish there is some preparation that goes into it. First you have to find a lake that will have a lot of fish, size really doesn’t matter but you want to make sure they will catch fish! Also you need to find a spot that is easily accessible and will have room for the kids to run around. Then you need to prepare with the proper tackle and bait, meaning easy to use fishing poles and I always bring live bait. Prairie Queen (the new lake in Papillion) provided all of this for us. The lake was constructed very well and has easily accessible fishing piers and plenty of sunfish and bass for the kids to catch.
We headed out to the lake around 7 and had about an hour and a half before it started getting dark. We had bought some bobbers and worms at cabelas before heading to the lake so we were sure to catch fish.
It only took a few seconds after dropping the bait into the water for some sunfish to find it and the adults spent the whole time taking fish off the line and putting worms on the hook. All of the fish caught were small sunfish but there was so many of them and the kids had a blast catching a lot of fish! I have a lot of pictures and I think they pretty well speak for themselves.
But takes kids fishing! I believe it is very important to get kids outdoors and find something you can experience together and create memories!
Lake Ranking: 5 star
This lake is a great new lake! Lots of fish and very good shore access. It was the perfect spot to bring kids and help them catch a lot of fish!
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.