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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in CT.

Bantam Lake, Candlewood Lake, Lake Zoar, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Saugatuck Reservoir and Waramaug Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Connecticut, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Bantam Lake, CT
  • Bashan Lake, CT
  • Candlewood Lake, CT
  • Lake Zoar, CT
  • Mansfield Hollow Lake, CT
  • Mashapaug Lake, CT
  • Saugatuck Reservoir, CT
  • Waramaug Lake, CT
Bass

Bantam Lake, Bashan Lake, Candlewood Lake, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mashapaug Lake and Washinee are considered the best options for largemouth and smallmouth spotted bass. More...

Catfish

Bashan Lake, Candlewood Lake, Waramaug Lake are favorite options for channel and white catfish. More...

Crappie

Bashan Lake, Candlewood Lake, Mansfield Hollow Lake and Washinee are the most popular for black crappie. More...

Sunfish & Panfish

Bantam Lake, Bashan Lake, Candlewood Lake, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Saugatuck Reservoir, Waramaug Lake and Washinee Lake are popular spots to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Walleye

Lake Zoar, Mashapaug Lake and Saugatuck Reservoir are considered the top locations for walleye fishing. More...

Trout

Bantam Lake, Bashan Lake, Candlewood Lake, Lake Zoar, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Saugatuck Reservoir, Waramaug Lake and Washinee are the favorite options for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Visit the Connecticut fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and destinations in the state. Visit the Connecticut map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in CT at many of the most popular destinations in the state.

 

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