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Angler Access Improvements, Johnson Lake

Noticed this news item in our “NGPC Weekly” last week.angler-access-logo (1)

Johnson Lake Angler Access Project to be Dedicated

The public is invited to a dedication of a renovated ADA-accessible fishing area at Johnson Lake State Recreation Area on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. The area will be named for Myron Berggren and Oliver Berggren.

From Oct 2014 through May 2015, NGPC completed a $230,000 project to improve angler access at the inlet area of Johnson Lake. Improvements include two renovated ADA-accessible fishing piers, newly constructed concrete walkways for better angler access, and habitat improvements.

The ceremony will include a formal dedication and a free family fishing clinic. For more information, call the park at 308-785-2685.

The inlet at Johnson Lake (really it is a reservoir, but call it a “lake” if you wish) is a popular fishing spot.  With the water coming into the reservoir, it attracts fish, and a person can almost always catch something there.  The banks have always been steep and rocky, so the new angler access improvements will make it a lot easier for all anglers to fish that area.

As a matter of fact, the dedication may be coming up this Saturday, but folks are already using the access improvements!

Looking across the inlet at south side, folks enjoying the shade while fishing on the new angler access improvements.
North side angler access improvements at Johnson inlet, looking upstream.
Closer view of north side.
Thank you to all involved!

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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