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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, kokanee salmon and chain pickerel at Washining Lake in Connecticut.

Washining Lake, CT

The larger of the Twin Lakes, Washining Lake is a 570-acre lake located in the far northwest corner of the state, 3 miles west of North Cannan. This fishery offers bass addicts over three miles of shoreline to work in search of quality largemouth.

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East Twin Lake, also known as Washining Lake, is a charming and scenic fishing destination located in Salisbury, Connecticut. This 270-acre lake offers anglers a peaceful and productive fishing experience amidst beautiful natural surroundings.

One of the popular fish species found in East Twin Lake is trout. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout and brown trout, making it a favorite spot for trout fishing enthusiasts. Anglers can try their luck with various baits and lures, such as live worms, artificial flies, or spinners, to entice the trout in the crystal-clear waters of the lake.

In addition to trout, East Twin Lake is also home to other fish species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and various panfish species including yellow perch and sunfish. Bass fishing enthusiasts can explore the lake's shoreline structures, submerged vegetation, and drop-offs to target these sought-after game fish. Anglers often employ techniques like casting with soft plastic baits, crankbaits, or topwater lures to entice the bass.

When planning a fishing trip to East Twin Lake, it's essential for anglers to familiarize themselves with the fishing regulations specific to the lake, including size and creel limits for different fish species. Following these regulations ensures the preservation of the fish population and the sustainability of the fishery.

East Twin Lake, or Washining Lake, in Connecticut provides anglers with a serene and productive fishing experience, with its diverse fish species, picturesque surroundings, and boating opportunities. Whether you're targeting trout or bass, East Twin Lake offers a tranquil setting for anglers to enjoy a memorable fishing adventure in the heart of nature.

Boaters should know there is a 35 MPH speed limit on the lake. O'Hara's Landing Marina has a boat launch ramp, rental boats and bait. Nearby the marina along Twin Lakes Road, anglers can find areas for fishing from the bank.

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Primary fish species residing in Washining Lake

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Largemouth bass Black crappie Rainbow Trout Brook Trout Brown trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Kokanee Salmon Chain pickerel

Washining Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is permitted on East Twin Lake, providing anglers with the opportunity to explore different areas of the lake and access prime fishing spots. Anglers can bring their motorized or non-motorized boats, such as canoes, kayaks, or rowboats, to fully enjoy their fishing experience on the lake.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

O'Hara's Landing Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Twin Lakes Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.


O'Hara's Landing Marina
254 Twin Lakes Rd
Salisbury, CT 06068
860 824-7583

Click here for a Connecticut Fishing License.

While camping facilities are not available directly at East Twin Lake, there are nearby state parks and campgrounds where anglers can find camping amenities. These locations offer a range of accommodations such as tent sites, RV hook-ups, picnic areas, and access to hiking trails, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable camping experience during your fishing trip.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lone Oak Campsites - 860 824-7051

Washining Lake CT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Washining Lake
O'Hara's Landing Marina
254 Twin Lakes Rd
Salisbury, CT 06068
860 824-7583


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