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Good fishing weather at Enders Lake Memorial Day weekend PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

Boats were able to launch using two temporary boat ramps at Enders Lake over the holiday weekend. Game and Parks Commission Seasonal Superintendent Beau Licking said there were fewer people water skiing and tubing and more enjoying the good fishing conditions. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)


Rain and low water levels made for a lower than

average crowd at the lake for the holiday weekend,

those there said the fishing was great

 

By Sheri Hink-Wagner

The Wauneta Breeze

 

Low water levels and a rainy start to the weekend combined to create good fishing conditions at Enders Lake for Memorial Day weekend.

The release of six feet of water from the reservoir that started May 8 forced the closure of the lake’s regular main ramps on May 20.

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Seasonal Superintendent Beau Licking said people were very understanding of where to launch boats. Game and Parks personnel set up two temporary ramps prior to the start of the weekend.

He said there were about 2,000 people at the lake over the four-day weekend, and about 63 campers parked.

“The weekend could have been busier, but we were happy with the weekend,” expressed Licking.

Lake personnel were surprised by the amount of rain received at the lake, estimating a total of 4.5 inches over the weekend.

Licking noted there were a lot fewer people skiing or tubing than normally seen over the holiday weekend. Instead, “a lot more people were out enjoying the good fishing weather.”

Licking said the fish cleaning station stayed pretty busy over the weekend because, “There were a lot of fish caught.”

A total of 63 campers were registered at Enders Lake over the four-day Memorial Day weekend. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)