Hunting and Fishing


Rotary Island – Optimist Lake provides fishing on the north edge of Auburn stocked with blue gill, catfish, carp and trout.


Missouri River WMA Catfish, carp and hunting – approximately 90 acres


Langdon Bend WMA Missouri River, 1 mile east of Nemaha, approximately 1300 acres (shot only)
Indian Cave State Park offers fishing from the banks of the Missouri.


Duck Creek – The Nemaha NRD will open its first new recreation area in 20 years in spring 2018. Duck Creek is in Nemaha County, 7 miles north of Auburn 2 miles east of Highway 75 on County Road 736. Years of planning and construction have resulted in a 62 acres lake with over 150 acres of land surrounding the lake.  No wake boating, fishing, swimming and picnic are there to enjoy. Nebraska Game and Parks has been stocking the reservoir with largemouth bass, bluegill and catfish. Additional species may be considered in the future. The lake includes both native and manmade fish habitat which should make it one of the best sport fishing lakes in southeast Nebraska.

Missouri River WMA 1.5 miles east of Peru, approximately 850 acres (shot only)

Wildlife Management Areas

Aspinwall Bend WMA Missouri and Nemaha Rivers featuring many species of wildlife, including catfish and carp (shot only), approximately 162 acres