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Toronto Reservoir

Toronto Reservoir offers some great fishing opportunities. There have been reports of 10 lb Walleye and 2-3 lb Smallmouth bass caught in Toronto Reservoir. One third of the reservoir is owned by a private club. This portion of Toronto Reservoir is marked by buoys and is not open to public fishing.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,220 feet
Area: 833 acres
Shoreline Length: 11 miles
Max Depth: 55 feet
Mean Depth: 20 feet
County & Town: Sullivan County, Town of Bethel


Boat access is provided by Alliance Energy. Concrete ramp is located off of Moscoe Rd. on the north side of the lake. Free to the public with no restrictions on boat type. View the Toronto Reservoir Contour Map (PDF).

For more information on this launch including Google Maps driving directions, visit the Boat Launch Sites for Sullivan County page.

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Panfish, Walleye and Brown Bullhead

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A good place to start looking for smallmouth bass is the southern shore of Toronto Reservoir. Try fishing with a bright colored spinnerbait fished up to 20 feet. Another good technique to use for smallmouth is fishing with a tube jig in a green pumpkin color. You may also have success fishing the shallow water at the north end of the lake near the boat ramp.


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply

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