McSwain Reservoir

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McSwain Reservoir

History: Just six miles from Snelling, Lake McSwain Recreation Area offers great trout fishing, wonderful picnicking spots and excellent campsites. The McSwain Dam was constructed as a rock fill dam with a crest elevation of 425 feet and a maximum length of 1,620 feet. New Exchequer Dam and McSwain Dam were completed by 1967.The recreation area is operated by the Merced Irrigation District.

Camping: 99 camping units and 65 water-electric hookups are available. Washers and dryers and hot showers make McSwain a very comfortable place to camp. For campground information, call 209-378-2521. For reservations, call 800-468-8889 Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Boat ramp: McSwain features a concrete boat ramp with 2 boat launching lanes. The day use fee is $6.00 per vehicle, while the launch fee is $6.00.

Marina Facilities: There is a well-maintained full service marine with fishing and patio boat rentals available for rental. The concession store has groceries, bait, fishing tackle, gas and oil. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. Call Lake McSwain Marina at 209-378-2534.

Other activities: Five comfort stations, 48 Picnic Units, children's play apparatus and a swimming lagoon are found in the recreation area. More information: Merced Irrigation Parks Department, 9090 Lake McClure Road
, Snelling, CA 95369
209-378-2521, http://www.lakemcclure.com.

Fishing information: Call Lake McSwain Marina, 209-378-2534, A-1 Bait and Tackle, 2090563-6505, or Jig's Bait and Tackle, 209-852-2777.

Articles & Reports
Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Dan Bacher, Garry Erck,
April 3, 2015

Amador

(Ione) Fishing was excellent during the NorCal Anglers Challenge event at Lake Amador. Sixty-five of the 170 people who entered the event weighed in a trout.

Jake McCullough won first place in the adult division with a giant 9.62...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Garry Erck, Dan Bacher,
March 18, 2015

Amador

(Ione) Trout fishing remains good at Lake Amador, with three fish over 10 pounds landed over the past couple of weeks.

“Ray Nettle landed a 10.72 lb trout one day, then a 9.25 lb. rainbow the next day,” said Debbie Grayson at the...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Dan Bacher, Garry Erck,
November 16, 2014

Amador

(Ione) The first plant of 5000 pounds of rainbow trout went into Lake Amador on October 24, resulting in great fishing for shore anglers and boaters.

“The next plant will go in during the second week of November,” said Debbie...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Dan Bacher, Garry Erck,

Amador

(Ione) Fishing was excellent during the NorCal Anglers Challenge event at Lake Amador. Sixty-five of the 170 people who entered the event weighed in a trout.

Jake McCullough won first place in the adult division with a giant 9.62 lb. rainbow he landed while...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Garry Erck, Dan Bacher,

Amador

(Ione) Trout fishing remains good at Lake Amador, with three fish over 10 pounds landed over the past couple of weeks.

“Ray Nettle landed a 10.72 lb trout one day, then a 9.25 lb. rainbow the next day,” said Debbie Grayson at the Lake Amador Resort. “He limited...

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Mother Lode Roundup

Written By: Dan Bacher, Garry Erck,

Amador

(Ione) The first plant of 5000 pounds of rainbow trout went into Lake Amador on October 24, resulting in great fishing for shore anglers and boaters.

“The next plant will go in during the second week of November,” said Debbie Grayson at the Lake Amador Resort....

read more ››

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While it sometimes appears to be complicated, bass fishing can be distilled down to a few key factors that can lead to more consistent...

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Artificial softbaits are deadly weapons for bass of all stripes, including largemouths and smallmouths. Always a threat, their combination...

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Todays date: Saturday May 23, 2015

McSwain Reservoir Species
  • Trout
  • Trout
  • Bass
  • Bass
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