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Connecticut Trout Fishing

All about fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout in Connecticut lakes and streams.

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Trout fishing in Connecticut

CT Trout Fishing Waters

The cold waters in Connecticut make a haven for trout. You can find populations of trout in most rivers and streams plus major lakes like 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 McDonough, Lake Quassapaug, Lake Saltonstall, Lake Zoar, Mashapaug Lake, Pinewood Lake, Quinebaug Pond, Rogers Lake, Saugatuck Reservoir, Squantz Pond, Tyler Lake, Washining Lake, West Hill Pond, West Thompson Lake and Wononscopomuc Lake.

Visit the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection website for information regarding trout distribution and stocking in Connecticut.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Connecticut Record Trout

The state record brown trout came from East Twin Lake, Wononscopomuc Lake has yielded the largest CT lake trout to date and the state record rainbow trout for CT came from Mansfield Hollow Lake. Blackwells Brook was home to the CT state record brook trout.

Additional trout fishing information

Trout Conservation

Fishing for trout in Connecticut

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

CT State Record: 14 lbs 10 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

CT State Record: 9 lbs 3 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

CT State Record: 10 lbs 8 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

CT State Record: 29 lbs 13 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Connecticut waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best trout fishing in Connecticut!