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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Whitney Lake in Nebraska.

Whitney Lake, NE

While it often struggles with low-water conditions, Whitney Lake continues to provide fishing rated from fair to good - depending on current conditions. The lake has healthy populations of numerous species - including bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish and northern pike.

Whitney Lake, located near Whiteclay, Nebraska, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. Spanning over 1,000 acres, this serene lake offers fantastic fishing opportunities. Whitney Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a sought-after spot for anglers of all levels. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. Anglers can explore the lake's shoreline, submerged structures, and weed beds to target these prized fish.

In addition to fishing, Whitney Lake provides opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the lake's calm waters, taking in the beautiful surroundings 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, Whitney Lake offers a delightful boating adventure.

Camping options are available near Whitney 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 Whitney Lake provides the opportunity to wake up to serene lake views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Whitney Lake's exceptional fishing prospects, boating opportunities, and nearby camping facilities make it an attractive destination for outdoor enthusiasts in Nebraska. Whether casting a line, exploring the lake by boat, or spending nights under the stars at the campground, Whitney Lake promises a memorable and enjoyable experience amidst the scenic landscapes of the state.

This 900-acre lake is located in the Nebraska panhandle, 10 miles east of Crawford, NE. Fishing from shore, canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats are the most common ways to catch fish here.

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Primary fish species residing in Whitney Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Yellow Perch Northern pike

Whitney Lake Amenities

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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

The closest camping facilities are at Eagle Rest RV Park and Campground, about 15 miles away in Chadron, NE - 308 432-4349

Whitney Lake NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Whitney Lake in Nebraska.

Fishing at Whitney Lake, in NE.

Bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish and northern pike fishing in the Nebraska panhandle.