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Connecticut Fishing Areas

Angling Destinations Weather Fish Species
April 20 2024


Connecticut Fishing Areas


Connecticut offers a diverse range of angling destinations for all types of anglers. The state is home to a variety of fish species, including trout, bass, pike, perch, and more. The best times of year to fish in Connecticut vary by species, but generally, spring and fall offer the best opportunities for most fish.

Some of the most popular angling destinations in Connecticut include the Housatonic River, Farmington River, and Connecticut River. These rivers are known for their scenic beauty and excellent fishing opportunities. Additionally, many of Connecticut’s lakes and ponds offer great fishing, including Candlewood Lake and Bantam Lake.

For trout fishing, the state’s rivers and streams are the best bet. The spring and fall are the best times to fish for trout, with average temperatures ranging from the 40s to the 60s. Fly fishing is a popular technique for trout fishing in Connecticut, with nymphs and dry flies being go-to choices.

For bass fishing, Connecticut’s lakes and ponds are a great option. The summer months offer the best opportunities for bass fishing, with average temperatures ranging from the 70s to the 80s. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms are popular choices for bass fishing in Connecticut.

Connecticut is also known for its striped bass fishing opportunities. These fish can be caught in the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound from late spring through early fall. Topwater lures and live bait are effective choices for catching striped bass.

Interesting fishing facts about Connecticut include that the state holds the current world record for Atlantic salmon, and the Connecticut River is home to the largest population of American shad on the East Coast.

Location State Fish Habitat
Bunnells Pond
Connecticut Channel Catfish, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Carrington Pond
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Brook Trout, Brown Trout
Fountain Lake Reservoir
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Great Brook Reservoir
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish
Huntington Pond
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Isinglass Reservoir
Connecticut Largemouth Bass
Lake Housatonic
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Common Carp, White Perch, Yellow Perch, American Eel
Lake Kenosia
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Perch
Lake Lillinonah
Connecticut Kelp Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Common Carp, White Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike
Lake Quassapaug
Connecticut Kelp Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Lake Washington Fishing Area
Connecticut
Lake Wintergreen
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Yellow Perch, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Lake Zoar
Connecticut Kelp Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Catfish, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Walleye
Lower Fulton Park Pond
Connecticut Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Papermill Pond
Connecticut Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Picketts Pond
Connecticut Channel Catfish, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Quillinan Reservoir
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch
Reservoir Number 1
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch
Reservoir Number 2
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch
Seymour Reservoir Number 1
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch
Seymour Reservoir Number 2
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch
Seymour Reservoir Number 4
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch
Squantz Pond
Connecticut Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Common Carp, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye
The Gulf
Connecticut Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, American Shad, Tautog, Weakfish, Black Sea Bass
Toms Creek
Connecticut Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Tautog, Weakfish, Black Sea Bass
Trout Hatchery
Connecticut
Twotree Island Channel
Connecticut Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Tautog

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