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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in CT.

Bantam Lake, Candlewood Lake, Lake Zoar, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Saugatuck Reservoir and Waramaug Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Connecticut, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species, some of which can be caught while ice fishing.

  • Bantam Lake, CT
  • Bashan Lake, CT
  • Beach Pond, CT
  • Candlewood Lake, CT
  • Gardner Lake, CT
  • Highland Lake, CT
  • Lake Lillinonah, CT
  • Lake McDonough, CT
  • Lake Zoar, CT
  • Mansfield Hollow Lake, CT
  • Mashapaug Lake, CT
  • Moodus Reservoir, CT
  • Pachaug Pond, CT
  • Quaddick Reservoir, CT
  • Saugatuck Reservoir, CT
  • Waramaug Lake, CT
  • Washining Lake, CT
  • Wononskopomuc Lake, CT
Bass Lakes

Bantam Lake, Bashan Lake, Beach Pond, Candlewood Lake, Highland Lake, Lake Lillinonah, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Pachaug Pond, Quaddick Reservoir, Washinee Lake, Washining Lake and Wononscopomuc Lake are considered the best options for largemouth and smallmouth spotted bass. More...

Catfish Lakes

Bashan Lake, Candlewood Lake, Waramaug Lake are favorite options for channel and white catfish. More...

Crappie Lakes

Bashan Lake, Candlewood Lake, Gardner Lake, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Quaddick Reservoir, Washinee and Washining Lake are the most popular for black crappie. More...

Sunfish & Panfish Lakes

Bantam Lake, Bashan Lake, Candlewood Lake, Lake Lillinonah, Lake McDonough, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Moodus Reservoir, Saugatuck Reservoir, Waramaug Lake and Washinee Lake are popular spots to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Walleye Lakes

Lake Zoar, Mashapaug Lake and Saugatuck Reservoir are considered the top locations for walleye fishing. More...

Trout Lakes

Bantam Lake, Bashan Lake, Beach Pond, Candlewood Lake, Gardner Lake, Highland Lake, Lake McDonough, Lake Zoar, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Saugatuck Reservoir, Waramaug Lake, Washinee and Wononscopomuc Lake are the favorite options for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Salmon Lakes

Beach Pond, Crystal Lake, East Twin Lake, Lake Wononskopomuc, Mount Tom Pond and West Hill Pond offer fishing for Atlantic or kokanes salmon.

Visit the Connecticut fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and destinations in the state. Visit the Connecticut map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in CT at many of the most popular destinations in the state.

 

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