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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, chain pickerel and northern pike at Quaddick Reservoir in Connecticut.

Quaddick Reservoir, CT

During season, the beaches and boat ramp at Quaddick State Park draw locals and visitors alike to Quaddick Reservoir. This 408-acre lake in northeast Connecticut, 3 miles east of Thompson is a great destination for boating and fishing.

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Quaddick Reservoir, located in Thompson, Connecticut, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful and productive angling experience. This 408-acre reservoir offers a serene setting surrounded by wooded landscapes, making it an ideal spot for fishing.

One of the popular fish species found in Quaddick Reservoir is largemouth bass. Anglers are drawn to this reservoir for its healthy population of bass, known for their aggressive strikes and acrobatic fights. The reservoir's structure, including submerged vegetation, fallen trees, and rocky areas, 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 reservoir's waters.

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

When planning a fishing trip to Quaddick Reservoir, anglers should familiarize themselves with the fishing regulations specific to the reservoir, including size and creel limits for different fish species. It is important to follow these regulations to maintain the health of the fish population and sustain a thriving fishery.

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

There are about a dozen miles of shoreline to cruise, sightsee and cast to. Some sections are accessible for bank fishing. The lake is a popular venue for bass tournaments, as the fishing is good for bass, as well as for crappie, sunfish and pike.

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Primary fish species residing in Quaddick Reservoir

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

Quaddick Reservoir Amenities

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

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Boating is a popular activity on Quaddick Reservoir, allowing anglers to explore different areas of the reservoir and access prime fishing spots. The reservoir 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 reservoir, offering a peaceful and intimate fishing experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Quaddick State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Quaddick Town Farm Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

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Camping facilities are available near Quaddick Reservoir, offering anglers the opportunity to extend their fishing trips and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Nearby campgrounds and state parks provide 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

No camping or RV parks are close by.

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Contact Information

Quaddick Reservoir
Quaddick Reservoir Boat Launch
818 Quaddick Town Farm Rd
Thompson, CT 06277
860 928-6121


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