Fishing

Additional Information

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.


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 spinning bait. 


Swing Bridge Reservoir has the following fish species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Brown Trout, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch, Common Carp, Brown Bullhead and White Perch.


Please click the link below for regulation

www.eregulations.com/newyork/fishing/sullivan-county/