Tell your buddies that you’re going fishing in Nebraska and they’ll probably give you a funny look. But when you return with mind-blowing photos and wild fish stories, you’ll be the one laughing. With a wide variety of fish in a diverse natural setting that is virtually unfished, Nebraska is the best backwater destination off the beaten path.
Logging For Largemouth
On Google Earth, western Nebraska looks as pockmarked and desolate as the moon. but each river, pond or lake hosts an oasis of green and blue. The area around Swanson Reservoir is flat, grassy and windy. but the water is full of trophy largemouth, smallmouth, white bass, crappie and wipers (striped/white bass hybrids).
This article appears in the Early Summer 2014 issue of Kayak Angler. To get more kayak fishing content and to watch exclusive video extras, download our free iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch App or Android App or read it here.