Ellwood Reservoir is rated as the number two spot for walleye fishing in Nebraska. This lake lies three miles south of Johnson Lake, just off Highway 283, and covers 1,300 acres. Elwood Reservoir is home to a large variety of fish, including bass, catfish, walleye, crappie, hybrid striped bass and muskie. The lake offers plenty of coves, points, and creek channels where the fish can hide. There are several spots where you can access the lake for shore fishing, and if you want to spend the night, there’s a campground nearby. If you prefer to fish by boat, canoe, or kayak, you’ll find plenty of great fishing all over the lake. In the winter, when the ice is safe, Elwood Reservoir provides excellent ice fishing. However, be sure to check with the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District before you head out – its pumping schedules can affect the safety of the ice.
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