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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, wiper and northern pike at Bluestem Lake in Nebraska.

Bluestem Lake, NE

Located just southeast of Lincoln, with 325 surface acres, Bluestem Lake has a reputation as a good bass fishing lake. Primitive camping right at the waters edge makes this an ideal place to bring the family.

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Bluestem Lake, located near Sprague, Nebraska, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. Covering approximately 750 acres, this picturesque lake offers fantastic fishing opportunities. Bluestem Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for anglers of all levels. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, and walleye. Anglers can explore the lake's shoreline, submerged structures, and weed beds to target these sought-after fish.

Boating, jet skis, water skiing and swimming enhance the camping experience. One can fish from shore, a canoe or kayak or traditional fishing boats with plenty of fishing room for all. In addition to bass, there is good crappie, walleye and northern pike fishing.

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Primary fish species residing in Bluestem Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Sunfish Redear Sunfish Northern pike

Bluestem Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NEARBY
Boat Launch Ramp: TWO
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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In addition to fishing, Bluestem Lake provides ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the lake's calm waters, taking in the beautiful scenery and peaceful ambiance. The lake allows for various water activities, such as motor boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whether it's a leisurely boat ride or an adventurous water sports experience, Bluestem Lake offers a pleasant boating adventure.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Area Five Campground Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off W Martel Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Area Three Campground Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off W Sprague Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Bluestem Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off W Sprague Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

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Camping options are available near Bluestem Lake, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Campgrounds offer amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Bluestem Lake provides the opportunity to wake up to serene lake views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Area Three Campground - 402 796-2362

Area Five Campground - 402 796-2362

Bluestem Lake NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Bluestem Lake
Bluestem SRA
Lancaster County
Sprague, NE 68438
402 796-2362


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Bluestem Lake in Nebraska.

Fishing at Bluestem Lake, in Nebraska.

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