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AKA: Barkhamsted Lake

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch and chain pickerel at Lake McDonough in Connecticut.
Lake McDonough, CT

An ideal lake for fishing from the bank, Lake McDonough aka Barkhamsted Lake is a 390-acre lake in the northwest corner of the state at Hartland. The lake has about 9 miles of shoreline, and sections in many areas around the lake are accessible to fish from shore. Boats are limited to 10 mph maximum which makes this an ideal body of water for kayaks, canoes and row boats. The Lake McDonough Boathouse offers rowboat rentals and has a boat launch ramp open to the public for a fee. Bass, trout, sunfish and perch are all plentiful here as fishing pressure is low due to the speed limit.

Primary fish species residing in Lake McDonough

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Rainbow Trout Brook Trout Brown trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Chain pickerel

Lake McDonough Amenities

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

Today's Weather & Forecast

Click here for a Connecticut Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Austin Hawes Campground - 860 379-0922

White Pines Campsites - 860 379-0124

Lake McDonough CT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake McDonough
Lake McDonough Boat Launch
Reservoir Rd
Barkhamsted, CT 06063
860 278-7850

 

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