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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, wiper and sauger at Jeffrey Lake in Nebraska.

Jeffrey Lake, NE

Built as an irrigation supply lake by Central Nebraska Public Power, Jeffrey Lake is a magnet for wildlife and home to healthy populations of multiple fish species. This 595-acre impoundment, in the south-central part of the state, is under fished relative to the quality of the fishery.

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Jeffrey Lake, located near Brady, Nebraska, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. Covering approximately 2,700 acres, this serene lake offers excellent fishing opportunities. Jeffrey Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for anglers of all levels. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, and catfish. Anglers can explore the lake's shoreline, submerged structures, and weed beds to target these prized fish.

Bass, catfish, walleye, crappie and white bass are popular targets here. There are virtually no amenities, lodging or campgrounds at the lake. There is a boat ramp as well as other places around the lake with primitive launching options. This is an ideal lake for fishing from shore and fishing from kayaks and canoes.

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Primary fish species residing in Jeffrey Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Sauger

Jeffrey Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NO

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In addition to fishing, Jeffrey Lake provides opportunities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the lake's calm waters, taking in the beautiful surroundings and peaceful ambiance. The lake allows for various water activities, such as motor boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whether it's a leisurely boat ride or an adventurous water sports experience, Jeffrey Lake offers a delightful boating adventure.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Brady Moorefield Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Brady Moorefield Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Jeffrey Canyon State Wildlife Management Area Boat Launch
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Sea Street, this is a primitive gravel ramp and gravel parking.

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Camping options are available near Jeffrey Lake, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully embrace the natural beauty of the area. The lake offers a campground with amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Jeffrey Lake provides the opportunity to wake up to serene lake views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

No Campgrounds nearby

Jeffrey Reservoir NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Jeffrey Lake
North Platte Visitors Center
101 Halligan Dr.
North Platte, NE 69101
308 532-4729


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Jeffrey Lake in Nebraska.

Fishing at Jeffrey Reservoir, in Nebraska.

Bass, catfish, walleye, crappie and white bass fishing in south-central NE.