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

2% 11"-16"

24% 16"-24"

50% 24"-28"

24% 28"-36"

Use a worm, stink bait, or shad sides on deep channel breaks.
largemouth bass poor

23% 8"-12"

23% 12"-15"

54% 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

16% 6"-9"

18% 9"-12"

34% 12"-15"

32% 15"-18"

0% 18"+

Use plastic jig, imitation shad, or spinner around brush piles and deep holes in river and Walnut Creek. Watch for water rise in river and Walnut Creek to initiate spawning run this month.  Fish will spawn over gravel riffles. 
white crappie good

32% 5"-8"

7% 8"-10"

42% 10"-12"

17% 12"-15"

2% 15"+

Use a jig or minnow around brush piles, and timber in Toronto Cove, Mann's Cove, and north side of Duck Island.  Anglers are catching good numbers of nice size crappie on warm sunny days. Cold front will push crappie offshore.
General Comments


Link to USACE reservoir water level:

Size structures are from 2022 October test netting and 2021 May electrofishing for largemouth bass. No bass electrofishing occurred in 2022 due to high water.

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)

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