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looking at moving-fishing/boating possibilities??

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We are looking at possibly moving to the Omaha area. We are use to driving about 40-60 miles to the Detroit Lakes mn area and having a ton of fishing, skiing/tubing and boating. We enjoy fishing for walleyes, northern pike, muskies, bass, crappies and panfish. What is the icefishing season like? Most of what I have been able to see is no-wake or non-motorized. I assume the river can be good for fishing. Thanks for any help.

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Lots of lakes in Omaha and Lincoln area. Their smaller than what you are used to. Bigger lakes are to your west. Plenty of ski/tubing opportunities in the river and water on the Iowa side. I have never fished the river that far south but I understand it can be very good.

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Beaver Lake near Omaha is one that I hear a lot about. IIRC it's around 30-40 miles outside of Omaha. It's been 15 years or better since I was last out there. I do know that one of my Grandpas buddies is always out there doing well on bass, perch and crappies though.

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All the Omaha folks that can affor it live in the Iowa Great Lakesin the summer...I grew up in SW Iowa couple hours from Omaha, we always went north to fish....Fishing there will not be what you are used to...

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I worked west of there in fremont for a summer and there was like 15 man made lakes there. Lots of different kinds of fish. Lots of people skiing and tubing. Each lake had different rules. Fremont is like 30 minutes from omaha

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Majority of Nebraska lakes have Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, and Channel Cats. There are also some that have Pike, Walleye, Muskie, and Smallmouth Bass. For Walleye, I would say the Missouri river or Branched Oak Lake near Lincoln...also both good bets for Flathead/Channel Cats. For Largemouth, Walnut Creek is a good bet. Pike/Muskie...drive 5 hours to Merrit Reservoir (my favorite place in the world) or the ponds outside Grand Island have Tiger Muskie. As for Panfish...start knocking on farmers doors!Lots of good, private honey holes just waiting to be fished!

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