Who: Brian Barry, My Brothers Lab “Kirra”
Where: Wehrspann Lake, Omaha Ne
When: August 24th 2013, 6:30am-11am
Weather 90 Degrees, Sunny
Boat Type: 14ft flat bottom Jon Boat, trolling motor
I had a special guest with me in the boat today! Kirra is my brothers Labrador and she is really well behaved and loved getting out in the boat with me.
Knowing that it is mid-august in Nebraska I knew that bass fishing would be tough but also that my best chances were early in the morning or late in the evening. I started off fishing on Saturday morning on the far south side of the lake where the creek enters the main reservoir, and immediately saw some fishing chasing frogs or baitfish in a shallow weed covered flat spot. So I threw a topwater frog plastic through the weeds and for the next 45 minutes hooked into about 10 bass ranging from 10-16 inches.
Once the Sun really came up and the temperature rose the fished moved off of the flat and the bite slowed down. So I decided to try some other spots that had a little bit deeper water. I moved up the creek as far as I could go and caught another small one up there. Then moved to under the bridge and as it continued to warm up the bite went from slower to completely gone.
I did continue to fish the channel in the middle of the lake to the sunken road bed on the far west side and continued to have little to no action. So I decided to call it a day and take Kirra to the dock where we could play fetch.
It is a nice lake and I was able to catch some nice fish but there was quite a bit of other boat traffic. I will definitely be heading back to this lake in the future but I would chose a weekday when there might be less people on the lake.
Enjoy some pictures!
Overall Ranking: 5 Star
This lake is in a great location with good boat ramps, hiking and picnic areas. It has good size with good depth and structure. sometimes the fishing can be tough but the good fish are there and there is a good number of fish to be caught if you can find them.