North Platte National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region

Fishing

Some of the fish species found in Refuge lakes include walleye, crappie, yellow perch, wiper, northern pike, white bass, catfish, and carp.

Photo of bass being caught - Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Regulations

Please see the Regulations section for this information.

In addition to the regulations, here are some tips that you should keep in mind:

  • Practice safe angling and boating.
  • Be especially cautious during the ice fishing season.
  • Don't release live bait into the lake.
  • Share your fishing knowledge and skills with a child.
  • Respect the outdoor enjoyment of others.
  • Don't pollute -- carry your trash home.
  • Consider “Catch and release” using barbless hooks.
  • Support the use of non-toxic sinkers -- “Get the lead out!”
Last updated: March 21, 2011