A morning recon trip to Flanagan Lake seeking out active fish. Flanagan is a new lake in northwest Omaha, basically located at 168th & Fort Street. Time to fish it since last visiting it on the hard water in February! Flanagan is a total catch and release lake with a no wake boating regulation. A great place to fish with a small boat, canoe or kayaks. The lake does not have an accessible fishing pier but numerous breakwaters to fish from if you are a shoreline angler.
How was fishing? Non-stop catching fish! I fished a variety of techniques to target all the species stocked in this lake with abundant aquatic habitats and structure. Scaled down on the sizes of bait, jigs and plastics! Surface water temps were 78-80F not uncommon to early July in Nebraska reservoirs. Hummingbirds sonars/fish finders had fish all over the board but I focused on 8-9’ depths as I patterned the numbers! Tough to get a hook down to 9’ at times because of bites or bait thieves - that's a good thing! I caught mainly Bluegill ranging from 4” to 7.5” with a few fish in very good condition to 8”, numerous crappie were caught in the 7-8” range, fun on ultralight rods and reels and light terminal tackle. Did not target the bass but saw plenty of them “cruising” looking for a meal. Caught Bass measuring up to 16” among the plentiful structure.
Very nice lake to fish and it will only get better, the fish are growing fast and lots of them. Only took a few pix at the end of the trip, what happens when you leave the camera phone in the Jeep!