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Swinging Bridge Reservoir

Introduction

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Swinging Bridge Reservoir is a great place for a weekend getaway. Bring the family and camp out at the parks campground. Boat rentals and a marina are also available to the public. Swinging Bridge Reservoir also offers great fishing.

Physical Features

Elevation: 1,069 feet
Surface Area: 889 acres
Shore Length: 17.6 miles
Max Depth: 120 feet
Mean Depth: 38 feet

Special Regulations

Special fishing regulations exist for Swinging Bridge Reservoir. Please review your fishing regulations guide for details.

Access

Boat access provided by Alliance Energy. Concrete boat ramp located on the east shore off of Starlight Rd. Parking for 30 vehicles. Free to public with no restrictions on boat type.
Swinging Bridge Reservoir Contour Map PDF (374 KB)

Fish Species Present

Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Brown Trout, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch, Common Carp, Brown Bullhead and White Perch.

Walleye

The walleye fishery in Swinging Bridge Reservoir is great. Anglers regularly take fish in the 5-pound range, and walleyes up to 10 lbs are caught each year. To catch these walleye, head out to 20 to 30 feet of water. Troll with a deep diving crankbait or drift with a minnow. Anglers also have success fishing with a jig tipped with a nightcrawler along the drop offs.

Bass

With old house foundations, masonry walls, gravel mounds, as well as the old roadbeds; Swinging Bridge Reservoir has great habitat for bass. A great spot for Bass is fishing off the dam on the Reservoirs south shore. Try fishing with a jig or a spinningbait.