Fishing At Gardner Lake
AKA: Gardner Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish and yellow perch at Gardner Lake in Connecticut.
Naturally beautiful scenery surrounds Gardner Lake, a 430-acre lake located in the southeast corner of the state 2 miles northeast of Salem. Adventurous anglers can find plenty of places to fish from the bank, along the 5 miles of shoreline, in remote areas, at parks and boat launch areas. Several boat launch ramps are available for use by the public. Bass, crappie, trout and yellow perch are some of the favorite species here. Catfish and sunfish are also plentiful. Camping is popular at campgrounds in the area.
Primary fish species residing in Gardner Lake
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Gardner Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Gardner Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Old Colechester Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Laurel-Lock Campgrounds - 860 859-1424
Sna-Z Spot Campground - 860 859-7547
Acorn Acres Campground - 860 859-1020
Indianfield Co-Op Campground - 860 859-1109
Pequot Ledge Campground - 860 859-0682
Gardner Lake CT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Gardner Lake State Park
208 Old Colchester Rd
Salem, CT 06420
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Gardner Lake in CT
General Fishing Info
Fishing for bass, crappie, trout and perch in southeast CT.