Fishing Connecticut

For a list of licenses, fees and where to buy, see our Connecticut Fishing License page.

The locations below are listed alphabetically and just a sampling of the many places to go fishing and some of the species you can catch in Colorado. 

Places To Go Fishing In Connecticut

Crescent Lake: Crescent Lake (aka Plainville Reservoir) is a 56-acre lake that is open year-round. 

Popular Species To Catch: Sunfish, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, 

Farmington River: The river stretches for about 609 square miles and has around 81 miles of fishable shoreline – meaning, there are plenty of areas to fish without feeling crowded. It can be considered one of the best places to fish in the state. 

Popular Species To Catch: Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Carp, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Striped Bass

Lake McDonough: Lake McDonough is one of Connecticut’s most beautiful bodies of water. The lake is stocked with various species of trout each spring. Fishing by boat allowed from the second Saturday in April through Labor Day. The cost of a one-day pass is $20 per boat for residents and $40 for non-residents. Boat owners may opt for a season pass which is $60 for residents and $120 for non-residents. 

Popular Species To Catch: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout

Pattaconk Reservoir: Located in the Cockaponset State Forest, this is a relatively small reservoir at only about 56 acres in size. Local knowledge says that the best time to catch fish here is around the 3am and 5pm hours. 

Popular Species To Catch: Largemouth Bass, Sunfish, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Yellow Perch

To see the full list of Connecticut fishing licenses and prices, please visit our Connecticut Fishing License page.

Many more locations to come. If you have any favorite spots or bodies of water that you think should definitely be on this page, please send us a note. 

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