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Another Update Before the Weekend

Got another update I want to highlight; this time I will get it out before the weekend!

This will not affect a lot of anglers, but it will some:

Red Willow’s Willow View boat ramp closed due to damage

LINCOLN, Neb. – The damaged Willow View boat ramp at Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area is expected to be closed for the remainder of the year.

A concrete extension to the ramp sloughed away over time, creating a hazard for boat trailers.

In addition, the north lane of the Spring Creek Area boat ramp will close for the year starting July 31, as the end of the concrete ramp is getting close to the water line.

Two other boat ramps are available at Red Willow, located in Frontier County. To view an interactive map of boat ramps on waters across Nebraska, visit Maps.OutdoorNebraska.gov/Boating.

A park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area.

Some of you may have forgotten about Red Willow for a few years.  Yes, water levels were very low while dam repairs were being done, but that was then.  Although water levels are dropping due to irrigation releases right now, the water situation at Red Willow has been improving the past few years.  That means the fishery is rebounding too!  There is some excellent fishing at Red Willow right now for wipers, channel catfish and a variety of other species.  If you have not been there for a while, it is time to go back!

Red Willow aerial 001

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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