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Omaha-area fishing and lakes

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Bennington

180th Street and Bennington Road

Limited public access. 21-inch minimum for largemouth bass. No ice fishing.

Lake size: 270 acres

Fish species: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish

Carter Lake

Abbott Drive and Carter Lake Boulevard

The lake, which was completely restocked in 2010, has better fishing in early spring. Open 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Lake size: 315 acres

Recreation area: 520 acres

Fish species: bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass, walleye

Size and bag limits: 21-inch minimum for bass

Cunningham

Wenninghoff Road and State Street

No-wake boating. Open 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Lake size: 390 acres

Recreation area: 1,439 acres

Fish species: bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass, walleye, crappie, carp

Size and bag limits: 21-inch minimum for bass

Louisville State

Recreation Area

15810 Nebraska Highway 50, Louisville; 402-234-6855

Open year-round. Includes picnic areas, a swimming beach, fishing, canoeing, access to the Platte River and camping. Gate closes to noncampers at 10 p.m. and reopens at 6 a.m.

Lake size: 50 acres over five lakes

Recreation area: 192 acres

Fish species: bass, crappie, carp, bullhead, catfish, bluegill

MaNawa

2.5 miles south of Interstate 80, Exit 3, at Council Bluffs, or 2.5 miles west of I-29, Exit 47

A favorite spot for anglers of all ages. Good catches of crappie, bluegill and catfish all year. Great for ice fishing.

Lake size: 747 acres

Recreation area: 1,529 acres

Fish species: bluegill, bullhead, carp, channel and flathead catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, walleye, wiper

Midlands

Washington Street and Capehart Road, Papillion

Connected to Shadow Lake. No-wake, 5-mph boating. 21-inch minimum for largemouth bass.

Lake size: 11 acres

Fish species: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish

Prairie View

180th Street between Nebraska Highway 36 and Bennington Road

High numbers of small bluegill make this a good fishing lake for children. Catch-and-release encouraged. No-wake boating. Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Lake size: 42 acres

Recreation area: 84 acres

Fish species: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie

Size and bag limits: 21-inch minimum for bass

Shadow Lake

Washington Street and Capehart Road, Papillion

No-wake boating.

Lake size: 30 acres

Fish species: largemouth bass, bluegill, carp, crappie, channel catfish

Standing Bear

6404 N. 132nd St.

Large carp population, but bluegill, catfish and bass populations are poor. No wake, 5 mph boating. There are high numbers of 7- and 8-inch crappie, and no length limit. Rainbow trout are stocked seasonally.

Lake size: 135 acres

Recreation area: 550 acres

Fish species: carp, largemouth bass, crappie, freshwater drum, walleye, bluegill, channel catfish; rainbow trout during fall and winter

Walnut Creek

96th Street and Gold Coast Road, Papillion

Trees were left in the lake bed when it was being built. Two islands were constructed to create habitat for fish. No-wake boating. Wheelchair accessible fishing deck.

Lake size: 100 acres

Recreation area: 450 acres

Fish species: largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish and sunfish Size and bag limits: 21-inch minimum for bass

Wanahoo

A half-mile north of Wahoo

New lake opened in April 2012 has no-wake boating.

Lake size: 637 acres

Fish species: bluegill, blue catfish, walleye and largemouth bass

Size and bag limits: 21-inch minimum for largemouth bass, northern pike are catch and release only.

Wehrspann

156th Street and Giles Road

No-wake boating. Wheelchair accessible pier.

Lake size: 245 acres

Recreation area: 940 acres

Fish species: largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, blue and channel catfish, walleye and bullhead

Size and bag limits: 21-inch minimum for bass. Catch-and-release encouraged.

Youngman

192nd Street and West Dodge Road

Opened in 2011. No-wake boating.

Lake size: 60 acres

Fish species: largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish

Size and bag limits: 21-inch minimum for bass

Zorinsky

156th and F Streets

The lake was refilled after being drained in 2010 to rid it of zebra mussels. It has had no recurrence of the zebra mussels.

Lake size: 255 acres

Recreation area: 768 acres

Fish species: largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, walleye, crappie

Size and bag limits: 21-inch minimum for bass

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