Guide To Fishing For Salmon In Nebraska
All about fishing for chinook salmon in NE.
Lake McConaughy and Lewis and Clark Lake are the two major lakes in Nebraska with quality salmon fishing.
World record: 97 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 7 lbs 5 oz
World record: 33 lbs 7 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 12 oz
World record: 9 lbs 10 oz
State Record: 4 lbs 2 oz
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The state record chinook (king) salmon was caught in Lewis & Clark Lake.
The state record coho salmon was caught out of Lake McConaughy.
The state record kokanee salmon was caught out of Lake McConaughy.
Nebraska Salmon Fishing
The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies, as well as a variety of other lures and baits.
About The Pacific Salmon Family
Pacific Salmon are born in and remain in freshwater streams for the early years of life. The number varies by species. Afterward they migrate to the Pacific Ocean waters where they bulk up and prepare for their once in a lifetime spawning run up the freshwater stream where they were born. They will instinctively return to their birthplace, spawn and die. They are found in the streams which empty into the ocean, and adjoining ocean waters.
The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies. For more details check here for articles about fly fishing.
Salmon fishing waters and information, by state.
Learn the life cycle of salmon
The more you know about the life cycle and seasonal migration of salmon, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Nebraska salmon fishing waters. Visit the salmon fishing page for more information about the life cycle of the different species of salmon.
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