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Description - Located 3 miles southwest of Trenton. Nearest highway, U.S. 34. Reservoir open 24 hours. Good access roads. Fishing season is year-round. Available species include walleye, crappie, white bass, channel catfish, and wipers. Irrigation supply reservoir experiencing minor fluctuations. Reservoir peaks a 4,975 surface acres.

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Filed By: doug (topeka, ks)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Can't say I caught any fish, but my budy fishes there and says the wipers and the catfishing is very good. Went to the GOOD LIFE MARINA an had a great rib eye, so good I went back a few days later for another. Great people to talk with. My hunting buddies and I will surely be back next season. thanks Gary for turning us on to this spot.

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I've been hearing that there have been over 200 Master Angler's caught from Swanson during July. Sounds like a crock but I went and tried it. This Angler made it 201 - Shrimp works for catching everything and the Marina is great. Go there!

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My first trip to Swanson and my boat wasn't running. We made the best of it and shore fished. Had fun catching small wipers and white bass. Saw that people with boats were hauling in good sized catfish and large wipers. The Good Life Marina had a great menu (I was expecting fast food)The Prime Rib special was exceptional. Lot's of friendly folks willing to share fishing tips. We'll go back soon and try it from a boat.

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: 11 FISH CAUGHT FROM THE SHORELINE! Using worms and/or shrimp caught 11 good size wipers in less than 2 hours! No boaters interfering with shore fishermen. Everyone respecting everyone's space. Had a great time and a great lunch and beer at the Good Life Marina. Tell Marty & Andrea Denver says hi!

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Contact Information:
Swanson Reservoir, RR 2, P.O. Box 20 , Stratton, NE, 69043, Phone: 308-276-2671

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