Bessey Ranger District at the Nebraska National Forest
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Largemouth bass, channel catfish, and bluegill are common in the smaller water bodies, while anglers at Merritt Reservoir target a wide variety of species including walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, largemouth and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, perch, and bluegill. Rainbow trout are occasionally stocked at the Bessey Pond and as a put-and-take fishery.
- We also manage the SAMUEL R. McKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST.