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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white catfish, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel and northern pike at Pachaug Pond in Connecticut.

Pachaug Pond, CT

Bass are the big draw at Pachaug Pond, which is an 840-acre lake located in the southeast corner of the state at Griswold. Bass enthusiasts can enjoy working nearly 10 miles of shoreline, or fish the points, deeper ledges, and channels.

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Pachaug Pond, located in Griswold, Connecticut, is a scenic and popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a diverse and rewarding angling experience. This 841-acre pond offers a tranquil setting surrounded by picturesque landscapes, making it an ideal spot for fishing.

One of the popular fish species found in Pachaug Pond is largemouth bass. Anglers are drawn to this pond for its abundant population of bass, known for their aggressive strikes and strong fights. The pond's structure, including weed beds, submerged vegetation, and fallen trees, provides excellent habitat for bass. Anglers often use a variety of techniques such as casting with plastic worms, jigs, or topwater lures to entice the largemouth bass lurking in the pond's waters.

In addition to largemouth bass, Pachaug Pond is also home to other popular fish species such as northern pike, chain pickerel, and various panfish species including yellow perch and sunfish. Pike and pickerel fishing can be particularly thrilling as these predatory fish offer powerful strikes and exciting battles. Anglers often use flashy spoons, spinnerbaits, or live bait to target these aggressive predators.

When planning a fishing trip to Pachaug Pond, anglers should familiarize themselves with the fishing regulations specific to the pond, including size and creel limits for different fish species. Adhering to these regulations helps maintain the health of the fish population and ensures sustainable fishing practices.

Pachaug Pond in Connecticut offers anglers a peaceful and diverse fishing experience, with its variety of fish species, scenic surroundings, and boating opportunities. Whether you're targeting bass, pike, pickerel, or panfish, Pachaug Pond provides a tranquil setting for anglers to enjoy a memorable fishing adventure in the heart of nature.

There is shoreline available for fishing from the bank at Pachaug Marina and Campground and at Pachaug Pond Boat Launch.

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Primary fish species residing in Pachaug Pond

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass White Catfish Black crappie Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish White Perch Yellow Perch Chain pickerel Northern Pike

Pachaug Pond Amenities

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

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Boating is a popular activity on Pachaug Pond, allowing anglers to explore different areas of the pond and access prime fishing spots. The pond permits both motorized and non-motorized boats, providing flexibility for anglers to choose their preferred mode of transportation. Canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards are commonly seen on the pond, offering a peaceful and intimate fishing experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Pachaug Pond Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Voluntown Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.


Pachaug Marina and Campground
262 Shetucket Turnpike
Griswold, CT 06351
860 861-2722

Click here for a Connecticut Fishing License.

Camping facilities are available near Pachaug Pond, providing an opportunity for anglers to extend their fishing trips and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Nearby campgrounds and state parks offer amenities such as tent sites, RV hook-ups, picnic areas, and access to hiking trails, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable camping experience.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Pachaug Marina and Campground - 860 528-2885

Countryside Campground - 860 376-0029

Strawberry Park Resort Campground - 860 866-1944

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Contact Information

Pachaug Pond
Pachaug Marina and Campground
262 Shetucket Turnpike
Griswold, CT 06351
860 528-2885


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