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Fishin’ Files- Sunbury’s up ground reservoirs #1 and #2

Not many people outside of local Sunbury residents even know that these reservoirs  exist. But rest assured I have the low down as I stumbled on to them this last summer through word of mouth and a little research. Both reservoirs are designated catch and release only, and provide over 20 acres of fishing. The reservoirs have been there for at least 40 years this has giving the fish plenty of time to grow into trophies. I didn’t believe at first all the stories that I was hearing about monster largemouth that where being caught in the number #1 reservoir, but I was soon proved wrong by a friend of mine that I had just got back into fishing. I taught him how to Texas rig a plastic worm and you would have thought that I filled his tackle box with gold.
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The number 1 reservoir seems to produce mostly catches of Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, and Bluegill, with the occasional catch of a Rainbow Trout. The #1 reservoir is pretty open almost all the way around the bank except on one side where you might encounter of few problems with some trees if you’re not careful. Below are a few pictures of my friend Stephen Nevil with some nice Largemouth Bass that were caught this summer out of the number 1 reservoir these are the biggest bass that Stephen has caught to date. This just goes to show like I have said many times before we don’t have to leave Delaware County to catch great fish.

Stephen Nevil at Sunbury Reservoirs

Stephen Nevil at Sunbury Reservoirs

Stephen with another nice bass

Stephen with another nice bass

The number 2 reservoir has been known to produce great catches of Catfish, as well as Bluegill, and Rock Bass. I love to fish the number 2 reservoir with my fly rod I can stay busy catching nice Rock Bass all afternoon and go home a happy camper. The 2nd reservoir is also very open around the bank lines and is easy to fish, as the summer progresses you may have to deal with some weeds and some overgrowth but nothing difficult to get around.

Nice Bluegill out Sunbury Reservoir #2

Nice Bluegill out Sunbury Reservoir #2

The Sunbury reservoirs are open all summer long from dawn till dusk and they are great place to take the whole family fishing. All kinds of different fishing techniques work there because there are an abundance of different species of fish there. I have only just begun to uncover the mysteries that are held in the Sunbury reservoirs, and I am looking forward to writing some updates on them this coming spring and summer. The reservoirs are located side by side, and are they at the corner of Sedgwick and Otis Streets.

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