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AKA: Medicine Creek Reservoir, Harry Strunk Reservoir

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass and wiper at Harry Strunk Lake in Nebraska.

Harry Strunk Lake, NE

With over twenty-five miles of shoreline, Harry Strunk Lake also known as Medicine Creek Reservoir has over 1,800 surface acres. Located in the southwest part of the state, the lake provides a wide variety of water-sport activities including, swimming, boating, water skiing, sailing and fishing.

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Harry Strunk Lake, located near Cambridge, Nebraska, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. Covering approximately 100 acres, this serene lake offers excellent fishing opportunities. Harry Strunk 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, catfish, and northern pike. Anglers can explore the lake's shoreline, submerged structures, and weedy areas to target these prized fish.

The lake is a feature of the Medicine Creek State Recreation Area which offers a host of other outdoor activities. Crappie and walleye fishing are two top favorites for locals. Walleye fishing in summer is concentrated on deeper structure in the main part of the lake, and in spring they move shallower into the creek channel arms. The lake has plenty of brush and trees in the water, especially when the lake is full, which makes a great home for the crappie. The lake also has good populations of bass, catfish, sunfish and wipers. If you like fishing from shore, and don't mind walking a short distance, there is plenty of places for shoreline fishing. Kayaks, canoes and other fishing boats provide easy access to fishing spots not accessible from shore.

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Primary fish species residing in Medicine Creek Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass

Harry Strunk Lake Amenities

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

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In addition to fishing, Harry Strunk Lake provides opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the lake's calm waters, taking in the peaceful ambiance and scenic views. 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 exploration, Harry Strunk Lake offers a delightful boating experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Harry Strunk Lake Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Trail 1, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Shady Bay Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Trail 4, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Trail 3 Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Trail 3, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

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Camping options are available near Harry Strunk Lake, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully embrace the natural beauty of the area. The lake offers a campground with amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Harry Strunk 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

Shady Bay Campground - 308 697-4667

Trail Number 4 Campground - 308 697-4667

Medicine Creek Reservoir NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Harry Strunk Lake
Medicine Creek State Recreation Area
40611 Road 728
Cambridge NE 69022
308 697-4667


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Fishing at Harry Strunk Lake, in Nebraska.

Crappie and walleye fishing in southwest NE.