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Twin Lakes Improvements

Twin Lakes south of Bassett have been a couple of very productive and popular sandhill lakes over the years.  I just want to point out that there are some improvements coming to those fisheries!

Boat ramp improvements planned at Twin Lakes WMA

LINCOLN, Neb. – Angler access improvements are planned this summer at Twin Lakes Wildlife Management Area in north-central Nebraska.

New boat ramp facilities will be built at both north and south Twin lakes. South Twin will have an access road, parking area and walkways to a restroom and a concrete boat ramp built at this accessible launch facility. North Twin will have a gravel access road, rocked parking area and concrete boat ramp.

Work should begin in early June and be completed by the end of July, depending on the weather. The existing parking area located off Eagle Nest Road at South Twin Lake will be closed during construction.

Rough fish – primarily common carp – were removed from Twin lakes in the spring of 2016. Since then, the re-stocking of bluegill, black crappie, yellow perch and largemouth bass has been ongoing.

These boat launch improvements are, in part, from the boat launch facility capital maintenance funds and matching U.S. Coast Guard boating safety dollars. Contact Steve Satra at 402-471-5446 for more information.

Twin Lakes WMA is located 15½ miles south of Bassett in Rock County.

Aerial view looking north. Eric Fowler photo, NEBRASKAland.

You will notice that a couple of new boat ramps are included in the Twin Lakes improvements.  Without boring you with all the details, let me steal an image from the project plans put together by our engineers on this project, Olsson Associates.  This will give you a good idea of where the new boat ramps are going to be built, one on each lake.


Good fishing and better access ahead!


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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