Toronto Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
channel catfish good

3% 11"-16"

40% 16"-24"

33% 24"-28"

23% 28"-36"

Use a worm, stink bait, or shad sides on mud flats and windy shoreline.  Set lines overnight work well, too. 
largemouth bass poor

17% 8"-12"

39% 12"-15"

44% 15"-20"

0% 20"-25"

The main body of the reservoir doesn't have the necessary largemouth bass habitat to support a high density bass population. However, the flooded timber and clearer water in the backwater section of Walnut Creek produces a fair density bass population. There were 12 bass per hour of electrofishing sampled in the reservoir. The ideal catch rate would be 100 bass per hour. Use a jig, spinner, worm, or crank bait around stumps and brush in river and Walnut Creek.  
white bass fair

29% 6"-9"

43% 9"-12"

0% 12"-15"

29% 15"-18"

0% 18"+

Use a spinner or jig trolled on mud flats, points, and windy shoreline.  Watch for fish breaking the surface chasing gizzard shad to locate schools.
white crappie good

14% 5"-8"

48% 8"-10"

29% 10"-12"

5% 12"-15"

0% 15"+

Use a jig or minnow around structure and brush piles in Toronto Cove, north side of Duck Island, Manns Cove, and Woodson Cove.
General Comments

Link to USACE reservoir water level: http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/TORO.lakepage.html

To view a map of Toronto Reservoir brush piles, copy this file into Google Earth and zoom into the reservoir. 

TORR brush piles 17 (OCTET-STREAM 1.74 kB)

The size structure listed for largemouth bass is from May 2020 electrofishing. The size structure for crappie, white bass, and channel catfish is from October 2019 test netting.

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