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Offline elksnout

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Swift Reservoir
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:08:03 PM »
Retired now and would like to get back into drowning worms, etc. by the lakesides. Used to pretty good off the bank just above the  boat launch area. Can you still access the water by walking the road down to the dam? Seems I heard that was closed off to entry?

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Re: Swift Reservoir
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 08:21:25 PM »
Year before last it was open.  Haven't been since.  Good luck if you go. 

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Re: Swift Reservoir
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 12:05:51 PM »
I also used to walk down to the dam and it was one of my favorite spots. Now they will not allow access at all. They put up a new automated gate and I called pacific power and confirmed no access. If you have a boat then no worries but if not your stick fishing at the upper end unless you can find a spot to hike down from the road. I grew up in woodland and fished that lake religiously. That area has changed a lot since I was a kid.


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Re: Swift Reservoir
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 07:04:06 PM »
I'll check it out in next few days.  Talked to fishermen at the canal that said they had been down to the dam. 
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Re: Swift Reservoir
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2019, 07:56:27 PM »
Hopefully the person I talked to didnít know what they were talking about. I would love to take my kids down there like my dad used to take me.

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Re: Swift Reservoir
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 10:25:47 PM »
Well I'll find out in the next 2-3 weeks. Man that area sure has changed. Thanks all.

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Re: Swift Reservoir
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2019, 10:09:13 AM »
Through my job I have access to the dam and cross it about every 3 months, I have never seen anyone bank fishing within sight of the dam.

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Re: Swift Reservoir
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2019, 01:54:27 PM »
Stopped by there a couple hours ago.  There is an open walkway through the fence and a sign that says rainbow over 20" must be released.  Didn't read all the signs but didn't see any closed to fishing.  Strange!  Used to be a very popular spot.  If fishing, I'd go for it.


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Re: Swift Reservoir
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2019, 03:53:28 PM »
If the man gate is open, it's open.  Some folks roll boats down and launch off the rocks.  I'd do it with the canoe if I had help.
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Re: Swift Reservoir
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2019, 02:37:26 PM »
Tried it late this morning.  Didn't have any luck with spinners.  Maybe no cars in parking area was a sign.  Have your legs under you if you decide to go, water level is down and it's a scramble down the rocks.
Stopped at the canal on the way back and quickly limited out.  Some days it's hot and some days it's not.
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