Had just a couple of hours this evening to go fishing before it got dark. So I headed to a lake close by here in Omaha. The water was really stained and I wasn’t sure how the fishing would be with some recent rains and storms we had but its always fun to try!
I stopped at first by the sunken road bed that crosses in the flows in started throwing a frog along the grasses that were in 6 inches of water but were close to the channel (5-6ft deep) and caught a few more there before having to head in for the night.
Lake Ranking: 5 star
Sometimes this lake can be tough to figure out but the fish are there and there are some really good ones in here. Some of the best fish in the Omaha area!
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.
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.