Connecticut Fishing Spots, Maps and Reports

You Are Here
Lakes
Fishing Spots
Cottages
Guides
Catches
Lakes Rivers/Streams Reservoirs Cottages Reports Fishing Spots
106 0 0 0 0 929

Types of Fish in Connecticut

Atlantic Salmon
Bluegill
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Bullhead
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Largemouth Bass
Muskie
Northern Pike
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Redear Sunfish
Rock Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Sockeye Salmon
Striped Bass
Tiger Trout
Walleye
White Catfish
White Perch
Yellow Perch

Connecticut is a state primarily known for its excellent trophy bass fishing and amazing coastal catches. However, its crappie, trout, walleye, and many other species provide quite good sport too. Plus, with quality ice fishing, this state is a year round east coast fishing location.

Trophy bass are rampant throughout both Connecticut’s fresh and saltwater waterways. In fact, Connecticut has broken the offshore world record for striped bass several times in recent years. Connecticut must be quite proud of its over eighty pound striped bass world record.

Striped bass hold not only a record for Connecticut, but also a success story as many striped bass were introduced into freshwater areas of the state with some success. These hearty fish can also be found naturally in the Long Island Sound and tributaries that lead into it.

Panfish are almost as well distributed as bass! Connecticut has a fair quantity of wild trout, and stocking regiments for trout. For premier Connecticut trout fishing it is hard to beat the Farmington River. There are many locations to find crappie and some for catfish across the state, too. Perhaps the most popular overall fishing location by word of mouth is the Connecticut River. Given that it splits the state down the middle it allows for quick accessibility.

There are a few trout parks in Connecticut, which are streams and ponds stocked with trout on a regular basis. They are also family friendly. Most trout parks are in easy to access areas, about half located in state parks. Popular Connecticut trout parks include one within Black Rock State Park and Kent Falls State Park.

Keep your skills sharp by catching some fish during the most inactive fishing season via ice fishing. Connecticut has enough cold weather to form thick ice, and has great fish that are well worth hunkering down in an ice shack. Ice fishing for walleye, pickerel, and pike is a great way to turn winter days from a lull into a pleasurable memory.

Connecticut has so much coastline! There are miles of fishable beaches, along with plenty of docks and harbors for those with deep water aspirations. Connecticut’s saltwater offerings are some of the best on the east coast. Flounder, shad, tautog, bluefish, and many more reside offshone, along with various sharks. Bass fishing is good at sea, too, where one can find striped and black sea bass. The Long Island Sound is good for false albacore, bluefish, porgy (scup), striped bass, and more. For wrangling a shark, catching large tuna, or plentiful porgy, visit Block Island Sound.

State waters are divided into inland and marine variants (Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection website lists which areas are which) that have their own regulations and licensure requirements. Annual inland, marine, or all-waters licenses can be bought by residents and non-residents. Residents can purchase single day marine licenses. Non-residents can buy three day inland and marine fishing licenses. Members of the US Armed Services are offered reduced licenses. Seniors and disabled individuals can request free licenses.

Licenses can be purchased online, but a Driver’s License ID or social security number will be required. You can also buy licenses at state licensing agents. If you are over sixteen you will need a license. When you get out there remember to pay special attention to regulations for creel limits, minimum sizes, and restricted bait usage in certain locations!
Subscribe
Subscribe to our newsletter to get the hottest deals, latest news and coolest photo's right in your inbox!

Recommended Products

Connecticut Lakes

Fishing Spots
0

Fishing Reports
0

Fish Types
0


Alexander Lake


Alexander Lake, just 3 miles from Killingly, Connecticut, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Alexander Lake include Putnam, Pomfret and Brooklyn. If Alexander Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Attawaugan Brook, Durkee Brook, Mashamoquet Brook, White Brook, Carpenter Brook, Dayville Brook, Whetstone Brook, Bark Meadow Brook, Barrett Ledge Brook and Davis Brook.
Closest Cities : Killingly 3miles, Putnam 3miles, Pomfret 4miles, Brooklyn 5miles, Thompson 8miles


Fishing Spots
0

Fishing Reports
0

Fish Types
0


Amos Lake


Amos Lake, just 1 miles from Preston, Connecticut, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Amos Lake include Griswold, Ledyard and Lisbon. If Amos Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Lake of Isles Brook, Main Brook, Indiantown Brook, Folwix Brook, Prentice Brook, Miller Brook, Folly Works Brook, Rattlesnake Brook, Hewitt Brook and Shewville Brook.
Closest Cities : Preston 1miles, Griswold 5miles, Ledyard 5miles, Lisbon 6miles, North Stonington 6miles


Fishing Spots
0

Fishing Reports
0

Fish Types
0


Bantam Lake


Bantam Lake, just 1 miles from Morris, Connecticut, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Bantam Lake include Litchfield, Bethlehem and Washington. If Bantam Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Butternut Brook, Whittlesey Brook, Bizell Brook, Hill Brook, Still Brook, Miry Brook, West Branch Butternut Brook, Moulthrop Brook, Tannery Brook and Pitch Brook.
Closest Cities : Morris 1miles, Litchfield 2miles, Bethlehem 4miles, Washington 6miles, Warren 6miles


Fishing Spots
0

Fishing Reports
0

Fish Types
0


Bashan Lake


Bashan Lake, just 1 miles from East Haddam, Connecticut, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Bashan Lake include Colchester, Chester and Haddam. If Bashan Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Molley Brook, Pine Brook, Pickerel Lake Brook, Shady Brook, Dykas Brook, Dark Hollow Brook, Standish Brook, Moodus River, Salmon River and Rutty Creek.
Closest Cities : East Haddam 1miles, Colchester 5miles, Chester 6miles, Haddam 7miles, East Hampton 7miles


Fishing Spots
0

Fishing Reports
0

Fish Types
0


Beaver Dam Lake


Beaver Dam Lake, just 3 miles from Stratford, Connecticut, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Beaver Dam Lake include Trumbull, Shelton and Milford. If Beaver Dam Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Cemetery Pond Brook, Freeman Brook, Black Brook, Pumpkin Ground Brook, Booth Hill Brook, Means Brook, Farmill River, Turkey Hill Brook, Turkey Hill Brook and Raven Stream.
Closest Cities : Stratford 3miles, Trumbull 3miles, Shelton 3miles, Milford 4miles, Milford 4miles


Fishing Spots