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Fishing At Swanson Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, walleye, white bass, yellow perch, wiper and northern pike at Swanson Reservoir in Nebraska.

Considered by many as a terrific fishing lake, Swanson Reservoir is a 5,000-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Trenton, NE. The featured draw to anglers are white bass, walleye and northern pike. In addition bass, catfish, crappie, perch and wiper all reside here. During winter, when ice conditions are safe, ice fishing is quite popular here. Fishing from shore is also popular with much of the shoreline accessible for fishing from the bank. Swanson Lake is open to all boats and a great place for your favorite water sport. Bring the family for an outing, enjoy the camping and fishing, and bring your boat. Bass boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, pleasure boats, kayaks and canoes all provide anglers wide-spread to some of the best fishing in the area.

Primary fish species residing in Swanson Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie Walleye White Bass Yellow Perch Northern pike

Swanson Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Macklin Bay Campground - 308 334-5493

Spring Canyon Campground - 308 334-5493

Swanson Reservoir NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Swanson Reservoir
Swanson Reservoir State Recreation Area
36166 Road 44B
Trenton, Nebraska 69044
308 334-5493

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