Guide To Fishing At Lake Lillinonah
AKA: Lake Lillinonah Boat Launch
Spanning a section of the Housatonic River and the Shepaug River, Lake Lillinonah is a 1,900-acre lake in the northwest corner of the state, nearby Newtown. The vast majority of the 45 miles of shoreline are wooded with plenty of brush, timber and laydowns for fish to use as hiding places.
Bass, sunfish, chain pickerel and northern pike use these shallow banks in spring, summer and fall. In winter they join catfish and perch in varying depths of deeper water. Ice fishing is popular in winter. The Lake Lillinonah Boat Launch is open to the public and has over 50 parking spaces for vehicles with trailers. Due to the thick woods it is difficult to find places to fish from the bank, but one option is around the boat launch. Note, this lake is subject to algae blooms that can be harmful to the fish population and impact fishing success.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white catfish, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish,white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel and northern pike at Lake Lillinonah in Connecticut.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Lillinonah
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Lake Lillinonah Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Lake Lillinonah Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, northeast side, at the north end of the State Route 133 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Lake Lillinonah - Pond Brook Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, southwest side, off Hanover Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Kettletown State Park Campground - 203 264-5678
Webb Mountain Park - 203 452-2806
Lake Lillinonah CT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Lillinonah Boat Launch
Newtown, CT 06470
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Lake Lillinonah in CT
General Fishing Info
Fishing for bass, perch and sunfish in northwest CT.