Fishing At Swanson Reservoir
AKA: Swanson Lake
What to fish for...
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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Swanson Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Spring Canyon Campground Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Swanson Reservoir Recreation Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Trail 3 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Trail 3, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Good Life Marina & Restaurant
36152 Road 44B
Trenton, NE 69044
Click here for a Nebraska Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Macklin Bay Campground - 308 334-5493
Spring Canyon Campground - 308 334-5493
Swanson Reservoir NE Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Swanson Reservoir State Recreation Area
36166 Road 44B
Trenton, Nebraska 69044
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Swanson Reservoir in Nebraska.
General Fishing Info
Fishing at Swanson Reservoir, in Nebraska.
White bass, walleye and northern pike fishing in southwest NE.