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Connecticut Bass Fishing

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in Connecticut lakes.

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Bass fishing in Connecticut

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Connecticut.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Constitution State.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Connecticut

Alexander Lake, Amos Lake, Bantam Lake, Bashan Lake, Beach Pond, Black Pond, Candlewood Lake, Cedar Lake, Colebrook River Lake, Crystal Lake, Gardner Lake, Green Falls Pond, Highland Lake, Lake Beseck, Lake Lillinonah, Lake McDonough, Lake Quassapaug, Lake Saltonstall, Lake Zoar, Lower Bolton Lake, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Middle Bolton Lake, Moodus Reservoir, Mudge Pond, Pachaug Pond, Pine Acres Lake, Pinewood Lake, Quaddick Reservoir, Quinebaug Pond, Rogers Lake, Saugatuck Reservoir, Shenipsit Lake, Squantz Pond, Tyler Lake, Waramaug Lake, Washinee Lake, Washining Lake, West Hill Pond, West Thompson Lake, Winchester Lake and Wononscopomuc Lake all have populations of bass.

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Catch big bass!

The state record largemouth was caught at Mashapaug Pond and the state record smallmouth bass came from Shenipsit Lake.

Fishing for bass In Connecticut

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

CT State Record: 12 lbs 14 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

CT State Record: 7 lbs 12 oz

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Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Connecticut bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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