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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, rock bass, white bass, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass and muskie at Elwood Reservoir in Nebraska.

Elwood Reservoir, NE

Just fifteen minutes off I-80, in the southwest part of the state, Elwood Reservoir is a 1,300-acre lake offering a variety of boating, camping and fishing. Plenty of cover, coves, points and creek channels provide an excellent home for bass, catfish, walleye, crappie, hybrid striped bass and muskie.

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Elwood Reservoir, located near Elwood, Nebraska, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. Covering over 1,500 acres, this charming reservoir offers excellent fishing opportunities. Elwood Reservoir is known for its diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for anglers of all levels. The reservoir is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, and catfish. Anglers can explore the reservoir's shoreline, submerged structures, and underwater points to target these sought-after fish.

Some areas of the lake are accessible for shoreline fishing, and there is camping right at the lake. Bring your fishing boat, canoe or kayak and you'll find plenty of fishy looking water. Ice fishing can be very good when safe ice exists. When planning an ice fishing trip, contact Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District for pumping schedules, as ice can become unsafe during some pumping situations.

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Primary fish species residing in Elwood Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Rock Bass White Bass Yellow Perch Hybrid Striped Bass Muskie

Elwood Reservoir Amenities

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

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

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Elwood Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Elwood Lake Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

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Camping options are available near Elwood Reservoir, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The reservoir offers a campground with amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Elwood Reservoir provides the opportunity to wake up to serene reservoir views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Elwood Resort & Campground - 308 440-4993

Reverie Campground - 308 785-2599

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Contact Information

Elwood Reservoir
Elwood Resort & Campground
42736 Elwood Lake Dr
Elwood, NE 68937
308 440-4993


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Elwood Reservoir in Nebraska.

Fishing at Elwood Reservoir, in Nebraska.

Bass, walleye, hybrid striped bass and muskie fishing in southwest NE.