Fishing For Other Species In Connecticut
Guide to fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel and northern pike in CT.
This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about pike and pickerel, found in CT waters.
Chain pickerel and northern pike lakes
Lakes with populations of northern pike include Ashland Pond, Bantam Lake, Candlewood Lake, Griswold Pond, Hopeville Pond, Lake Lillinonah, Mansfield Hollow Reservoir (Naubesatuck Lake), Moodus Reservoir, Quaddick Reservoir, the Pachaug River, Pachaug Pond and Winchester Lake. East & West Twin Lakes contains chain pickerel. Other large lakes in the state which may also contain a variety of species include Amos Lake, Bantam Lake, Barkhamsted Lake, Bashan Lake, Beach Pond, Beseck Lake, Black Pond, Cedar Lake, Colebrook Impoundment, Gardner Lake, Green Falls Reservoir, Highland Lake, Lake Lillinonah, Lake McDonough, Lake Zoar, Lower Bolton Lake, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Moodus Reservoir, Mudge Pond, Pachaug Pond, Pine Acres Lake, Quinebaug Pond, Rogers Lake, Lake Saltonstall, Saugatuck Reservoir, Squantz Pond, Tyler Lake, Waramaug Lake, Washinee Lake - West Twin, Washining Lake - East Twin, West Hill Pond, West Thompson Lake, Winchester Lake and Wononscopomuc Lake.
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 9 lbs 0 oz
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 8 lbs 9 oz
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 29 lbs 0 oz
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Connecticut Miscellaneous State Record Fish
The state record bowfin was caught in the Connecticut River.
The state record chain pickerel was taken out of West Twin Lake.
The state record northern pike was taken out of Lake Lillinonah.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.
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Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Connecticut, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.