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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, rock bass, white perch, yellow perch and chain pickerel at Candlewood Lake in Connecticut.
Candlewood Lake, CT

Known as a smallmouth bass haven, Candlewood Lake is also home to walleye, trout, crappie, perch, sunfish, catfish, chain pickerel and largemouth bass. Not only is Candlewood the largest lake in Connecticut, it is considered by most anglers to be the best fishery in the state, at Danbury. This 5,400-acre lake is located on the middle-western edge of Connecticut. 60 miles of shoreline zig-zag in and out over a ten-mile area. Several public boat ramps provide easy access for pleasure boats, pontoons, all kinds of fishing boats and other pleasure craft. Canoes, kayaks and car-top boats can be portaged from many areas around the lake. Many of the same areas provide access for fishing from the bank. Multiple marinas, restaurants, stores and lodging are all convenient to area visitors.

Primary fish species residing in Candlewood Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass White catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Rock Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Chain pickerel

Candlewood Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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No Campgrounds Or RV Parks Nearby

Candlewood Lake CT Map - Fishing & Hiking Areas

Contact Information
Candlewood East Marina
204 Candlewood Lake Rd
Brookfield, CT 06804
203 775-2253

 

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