Guide To Fishing At Lake Minatare
AKA: Minatare Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, walleye, white bass, yellow perch, wiper and northern pike at Lake Minatare in Nebraska.
Located in the heart of the Nebraska pan handle, Lake Minatare is a great get-a-way just ten miles northeast of Scottsbluff, NE. The lake has 2,300 surface acres, so there is plenty of water to fish or go boating.
The lake is lined with submerged vegetation virtually all around the lake, providing excellent cover for baitfish and the many species of fish that feed on them. Well known for healthy populations of walleye, catfish and smallmouth bass, it is also home to largemouth bass, sunfish, wiper and northern pike. There are three boat ramps for launching everything from pontoon boats and sail boats, to power boats and fishing boats, as well as canoes and kayaks. There is easy access at various places around the lake for fishing from shore.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Minatare
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake Minatare Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Butte View Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Butte View Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Lakeview Point Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Lake Minatare Recreation Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Scouts Rest Campground Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Scupper Ave, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Lake Minatare SRA Campgrounds - 308 783-2911
Lakeview Point Campground, Butte View Campground, West Wind Campground, Scout’s Rest Campground, Sunrise East Campground and South Gate Campground.
Lake Minatare NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Minatare State Recreation Area
PO Box 188
Minatare, NE 69356
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Lake Minatare in Nebraska.
General Fishing Info
Fishing at Lake Minatare, in Nebraska.
Great walleye, catfish and smallmouth bass fishing in western NE.