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Freshwater Fishing Guide


Lake and Pond Regulations


Determining fishing regulations is a simple two-step process:

  1. Check the species regulation page for general statewide Species, Legal Methods, and Limits regulations.
  2. Look up the waterbody in this alphabetical list of lake and ponds to find any special regulations that apply. If the water is not listed or if there are no special regulations, then the statewide regulations apply.
Key to Fish Species Name Codes 
Code Species Name Code Species Name
AE American Eel NP Northern Pike
AS Atlantic Salmon RA Smelt
BB Brown Bullhead S Sunfish (Bluegill, Pumpkinseed)
CA Common Carp SMB Smallmouth Bass
CB Calico Bass (Black Crappie) T Trout (Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Tiger)
CC Channel Catfish TM Tiger Musky
CP Chain Pickerel WA Walleye
K Kokanee WP White Perch
LMB Largemouth Bass YP Yellow Perch
Icons Used to Indicate Fishing and Boating Opportunities
 Icon Feature
 icon for boat ramp Public Launching Area - suitable for trailered boats
 icon for canoe Public Launching Area - suitable for cartop boats
 icon for disabled access Access for Mobility Challenged 
 shore fishing icon Shoreline Fishing Available
 icon for family friendly Family Friendly Fishing Area
 icon of a picnic table Picnic Area
 icon of a tent State Campground
 recycle icon Fishing Line Recycling Receptacle
 the sign used to indicate a trout and salmon stamp is required to fish at this location Trout and Salmon Stamp Is Required to Fish (age 16+)

Bathymetric Maps

Depth contour maps (Bathymetric) are available for some lakes on our web page. Boating access is the responsibility of the Boating Division. Questions or comments please contact us. Waterbody names with a blue link provide specific state boat ramp information as on the Boating Division's boat launch webpage.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

ALLEN BROOK POND, Wallingford, (see Wharton Pond)


ALEXANDER LAKE, Killingly; 215 acres Species: LMB, SMB, CP, S, BB, WP, YP
  • No public access
  • Open year-round
  • The possession and use of any live alewives, blueback (glut or river) herring, gizzard, hickory or threadfin shad as bait is prohibited.
  • Motor size limit -- 12 cubic inches (Approx. 10 horsepower).

AMOS LAKE, Preston; 113 acres icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, SMB, CP, S, BB, WP, YP

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April - March 31.
  • 8 mph speed limit. See Boater's Guide for summer exemption
  • Trout Management Lake
    • Trout: From March 1 - March 31, Daily creel limit—1, 16″ minimum length.
  • Bass Management Lake
    • Largemouth and smallmouth bass: 12″ to 18″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit—6 bass.
    • Only 1 may be 18″ or greater.

ANDERSON POND (Blue Lake), North Stonington; 57 acres icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, CP, CB, S, BB, YP

No special regulations.


ANGUS PARK POND (Eastbury Park Pond), Glastonbury; 9.4 acres  icon for disabled access  shore fishing icon  icon for family friendly

Species: T, CP, LMB, S, BB, YP

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – October 31.
  • Boats and canoes prohibited.

ASHLAND POND, Griswold; 89 acres

Species: LMB, CP, YP, S


ASPINOOK POND, Lisbon/Griswold/Canterbury; 301 acres

Species: LMB, WP, YP, S, CA, CB

  • Informal boat access off Butts Bridge Road, no facilities.
  • Commercial launch (fee charged) at private campground off Ross Hill Road.
  • Butts Bridge is the demarcation line between the pond and the Quinebaug River.

AVERY POND, Preston; 36 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: CP, LMB, YP, BB, S

  • 8 mph speed limit.

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BABCOCK POND, Colchester; 119 acres  shore fishing icon  icon for canoe  recycle icon

Species: LMB, YP, S, CP, BB

  • 8 mph speed limit

BACKWATER POND, Thompson  shore fishing icon

  • Open year-round

BALDWINS POND, Meriden; 5.4 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T, S, LMB

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

BALL POND, New Fairfield; 83 acres  icon for boat ramp  recycle icon

Species: T, LMB, BB, S, YP

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Vessels with motors attached prohibited.

BANTAM LAKE, Morris-Litchfield; 947 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: NP, SMB, LMB, WP, CB, YP, S, BB

  • Northern Pike Lake
  • May 1–Nov. 30: Daily creel limit—2, 26″ minimum length.
  • Dec. 1–last day Feb.: Daily creel limit—1, 36″ minimum length.
  • March 1–April 30: Closed to northern pike fishing.
  • All Other Species: Open year round, statewide regulations apply.
  • Motors prohibited 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Use of internal combustion motors prohibited on the Bantam River between Bantam Lake and the inlet to Little Pond.

BARBER POND, Bloomfield; 9.4 acres

Species: S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Boats and canoes prohibited except between May 16 and October 31.
  • Use of all motors prohibited.

BASHAN LAKE, East Haddam; 273 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: T, LMB, SMB, CP, CB, YP, S

  • Bass Management Lake
    • Largemouth and smallmouth bass: 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit
    • Daily creel limit—6 bass, only 2 may be 16″ or greater
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February
  • 35 mph speed limit days, 6 mph limit ½ hour after sunset to 8 a.m.

BATTERSON PARK POND, Farmington; 140 acres  icon for boat ramp  shore fishing icon

Species: CB, YP, WP, S, LMB, WA, CC


BAUMMER POND, Naugatuck; 2.7 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T, BB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

BEACH POND, Voluntown – Rhode Island; 372 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for disabled access  shore fishing icon

Species: T, LMB, SMB, CP, S, YP, WA

  • Connecticut or Rhode Island fishing license legal on entire pond.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • No more than six tip-ups may be used when ice-fishing.

Rhode Island regulations apply for bass and pickerel.

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass: Daily creel limit—5 bass, 12 inch minimum length.
  • Chain Pickerel: Daily creel limit—5, 14 inch minimum length.

All Other Species: CT Statewide regulations apply.

Walleye Lake


BEACHDALE POND, Voluntown; 46 Acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for disabled access  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, T, YP, BB

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.
  • 8 mph speed limit

BEACHLAND POND, West Hartford; 1.1 Acres  shore fishing icon   icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: S

  • Open year-round

BEAVER BROOK PONDS (Bibbins Ponds), Windham; 20 Acres

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Species: T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Boats and canoes prohibited except from May 16 to October 31.
  • Motors prohibited.

BEAVER PARK LAGOON, New Haven; 8.5 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: CC, T, AE, LMB, CA, S, BB

Community Fishing Waters

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – October 31.
  • Channel catfish and white catfish.
  • Daily creel limit- 3 catfish.

BESECK LAKE, Middlefield; 116 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, YP, CB, S

  • 8 mph speed limit.
  • See Boater’s Guide for summer exemption.

BESSE PARK POND, Torrington; 4.5 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: S

  • Open year-round.

BICENTENNIAL POND (Mansfield Town Pond), Mansfield; 6 acres  shore fishing icon  icon for family friendly

Species: T, S, LMB, BB

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – October 31.

BIGELOW POND, Union; 25 acres

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Species: T, YP, LMB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

BILLINGS LAKE, North Stonington; 97 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for disabled access  shore fishing icon

Species: T, LMB, YP, CP, S, CB, BB

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April to last day February.
  • Bass Management Lake
    • Largemouth and smallmouth bass: 12 inch to 16 inch protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit — 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16 inches or greater.

BIRGE POND, Bristol; 15.8 acres  icon for canoe  icon for disabled access  shore fishing icon   icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: T, CC, S

Community Fishing Waters

  • Trout season open 2nd Saturday in April -- last day February.
  • All other species season open year round.
  • Channel catfish and white catfish.
  • Daily creel limit -- 3 catfish.

BISHOP SWAMP (Jurovaty Pond), Andover; 53 acres  icon for canoe

Species: LMB, CB, S, BB

  • Informal cartop launch.
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

BLACK POND, Meriden-Middlefield; 76 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for disabled access  shore fishing icon

Species: T, LMB, CP, BB, CB, S, CC

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

Bass Management Lake -- Largemouth and smallmouth bass:

  • 12 inch to 16 inch protected slot limit.
  • Daily creel limit 6 bass.
  • Only 2 may be 16 inches or greater.

Catfish Lake -- Channel catfish first stocked in 2007.

  • Channel catfish and white catfish.
  • Daily limit -- 6 catfish.

BLACK POND, Woodstock; 74 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon

Species: T, LMB, SMB, CP, YP, BB, S, CB

Trout Management Lake

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – March 31
  • From 6:00 am 2nd Saturday of April until the last day of February
    • 5 trout per day; one of which may be a Brook Trout, 14 inches or larger
  • From March 1 to March 31
    • Daily Creel Limit 1 trout per day; 14 inch minimum length
  • Motors limited to 5 horsepower.

 


BLACK ROCK LAKE, Watertown; 21 acres  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon  recycle icon

Species: T

  • Open 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

BLACK ROCK POND, in Black Rock State Park, Watertown; 9.5 acres

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Species: T, LMB

Trout Park

  • Season: Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.
  • Daily creel limit—2.
  • Trout and Salmon Stamp required to fish.
  • All vessels prohibited.

BLUE LAKE (see Anderson Pond)


BOLTON LAKES (Lower, Middle, Upper), Bolton-Coventry-Vernon; 346 acres

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Species: YP, BB, CP, LMB, SMB, S

  • Motors limited to 6 horsepower

Bass Management Lake -- Largemouth and smallmouth bass

  • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
  • Daily creel limit—6 bass.
  • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.
  • Other: Motors limited to 6 horsepower.

BOLTON NOTCH POND, Bolton; 17 acres  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, S, YP

  • Informal cartop launch

BRANFORD SUPPLY PONDS, Branford; 26 acres  shore fishing icon  recycle icon

Species: T, LMB, S, CP

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

BREAKNECK POND, Union-Massachusetts; 92 acres  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon

Species: S, YP, CB, CP, LMB

  • Walk-in access (approximately 1.2 miles from north end of Bigelow Pond).
  • Connecticut or Massachusetts license legal on entire pond.
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.
  • Motor vehicle access prohibited.

BROAD BROOK MILLPOND, East Windsor; 19 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T, LMB, YP, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.
  • Motors prohibited.

BULL POND, Harwinton; 20 acres  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon

Species: BB, LMB, CB

  • Informal cartop access.
  • Motors prohibited.

BUNNELLS POND (Beardsley Park Pond), Bridgeport; 33 acres

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Species: S, CC, T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.
  • Ice fishing prohibited.

Community Fishing Waters

  • Channel catfish and white catfish
  • Daily creel limit — 3 catfish.

BURR POND, Torrington; 85 acres

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Species: BB, LMB, S, CC, BC, CP

  • 8 mph speed limit.
  • Open year-round.

Catfish Lake

  • Channel catfish first stocked in 2013.
  • Channel catfish and white catfish.
  • Daily creel limit — 6 catfish.

 


BUTTERNUT PARK POND (see Rowan’s Pond)

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CANDLEWOOD LAKE (Lattins Cove | Squantz Cove), Danbury-New Fairfield-Sherman-New Milford-Brookfield; 5,064 acres

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Species: T, LMB, SMB, YP, WC, WP, CB, BB, S

  • 45 mph daytime speed limit, 25 mph from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise.

Trout Management Lake

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – March 31.
  • Trout: From March 1 – March 31; Daily creel limit —1, 16″ minimum length.

CEDAR LAKE, Chester; 69 acres  icon for boat ramp  shore fishing icon

Species: T, YP, LMB, CP, BB, S, WA

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.
  • 6 mph speed limit.

Walleye Lake


CENTER SPRINGS PARK POND, Manchester; 11.8 acres  icon for disabled access  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: CC, T, S

Community Fishing Waters

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit- 3 catfish.
  • Trout: Season open 2nd Saturday in April-last day February.
  • All Other Species: Season open year round.

CHATFIELD HOLLOW POND (see Schreeder Pond)


LAKE CHAMBERLAIN, Bethany; 107 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, CP, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–November 30.
  • Shore fishing only. Fishing by permit from South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority 203-562-4020.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

CHRISTENSEN’S POND, Granby; 1.5 acres  shore fishing icon  icon for family friendly

Species: T, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February

CITY HALL POND, Milford  shore fishing icon  icon for family friendly

Species: S

  • Open year-round

CLARKS POND (Mill River), Hamden  shore fishing icon

Species: T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Boats and canoes prohibited.
  • Pond is on South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority property (203-562-4020).
  • Ice fishing prohibited.

COLEBROOK RIVER LAKE, Colebrook-Massachusetts; 826 acres  icon for boat ramp  shore fishing icon

Species: T, RA, LMB, SMB, WC

  • Connecticut or Massachusetts fishing license legal on entire pond from demarcation posters downstream to the dam.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • 20 mph speed limit.
  • The possession and use of any live alewives, blueback (glut or river) herring, gizzard, hickory or threadfin shad as bait is prohibited.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

COLONY POND (Abe Stone Park Pond), Ansonia; 3.6 acres

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Species: T, LMB, S, CC

Community Fishing Waters

  • Channel catfish and white catfish
    • Daily creel limit- 3 catfish.
  • Trout: Season open 2nd Saturday in April-last day February.
  • All Other Species: Season open year round.

COMPENSATING RESERVOIR (see Lake McDonough)


CONGAMOND LAKES (South Pond, Middle Pond, and North Pond), Suffield-Massachusetts; 465 acres

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Species: T, LMB, BB, YP, CP, AE, S

  • Connecticut or Massachusetts fishing license is legal on all three lakes.
  • Massachusetts regulations apply as follows:
    • Season: open year-round.
    • Trout: Daily creel limit -- 3.
    • Bass: Daily creel limit -- 5, 12″ minimum length.
    • Chain pickerel: Daily creel limit -- 5, 15″ minimum length.
    • Not more than two hooks may be used during periods of open water fishing and not more than five hooks may be used when ice fishing. Any sinker or weight made from lead that weighs less than 1 ounce, and any lead jig (meaning any lead-weighted hook) that weighs less than 1 ounce, is prohibited for use in all inland waters of the Commonwealth. The term lead sinker shall not include any other sinkers, weights, fishing lures or fishing tackle including, but not limited to, artificial lures, hooks, weighted flies, and lead-core or other weighted fishing lines.

COVENTRY LAKE (Wangumbaug Lake), Coventry; 373 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: T YP LMB SMB WA S CB

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • The possession and use of any live alewives, blueback (glut or river) herring, gizzard, hickory or threadfin shad as bait is prohibited.
  • 6 mph speed limit from sunset to 1 hour after sunrise all days, and on Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m. from May 15 to September 15, and from noon to 2:00 p.m. on July 4.
  • 40 mph limit all other times.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit—6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

Walleye Lake


CRESCENT LAKE, Southington; 51.2 acres

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Species: LMB, S, YP, CC, BC\

  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.
  • Town owned boat launch.

Community Fishing Waters

Channel catfish and white catfish:

  • Daily creel limit -- 3 catfish.

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ellington-Stafford; 83 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: T, YP, CP, SMB, LMB, S, AS

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–March 31.
  • 6 mph speed limit from sunset to 9 a.m., and on Sundays from noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • 45 mph speed limit at all other time.

Trout Management Lake

  • From 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February, 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 5,
    • Only 1 may be 16″ or greater.
  • From March 1 – March 31;
    • Daily creel limit -- 1, 16″ minimum length.

Atlantic salmon usually stocked annually. Daily creel limit --1 Atlantic salmon.


CRYSTAL LAKE, Middletown; 32 acres  icon for boat ramp  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, YP, BB, S

  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

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DAY POND, Colchester; 7.4 acres

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Species: T, S, WC

  • All vessels prohibited.

Trout Park

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Daily creel limit -- 2.
  • Trout and Salmon Stamp required to fish

DODGE POND, East Lyme; 34 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, CB, YP

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.
  • Use of all motors prohibited.

DOG POND, Goshen; 66 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, CP, YP, CB, BB, S


DOOLEY POND, Middletown; 19 acres  icon for boat ramp  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, YP, S

  • 8 mph speed limit.

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EAGLEVILLE LAKE, Coventry-Mansfield; 77 acres  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon  icon for disabled access

Species: LMB, SMB, CP, S, YP, BB,

  • Brigham Road Bridge (Plains Road) is the demarcation line between the lake and the Willimantic River.
  • 8 mph speed limit.

EASTBURY POND (see Angus Park Pond)


EAST TWIN LAKE (Washining Lake), Salisbury; 569 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for canoe

Species: T, LMB, CP, YP, S, BB, CB, K

  • Car top access via state ramp otherwise, commercial launching ramp, fee charged. Boat livery.
  • 35 mph daytime speed limit, 6 mph from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour after sunrise.
  • 6 mph within 200 feet of vessel or dock.
  • The possession and use of any live alewives, blueback (glut or river) herring, gizzard, hickory or threadfin shad as bait is prohibited.

Trout Management Lake / Kokanee Lake

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – March 31.
  • Trout: Daily creel limit -- 5
    • except from March 1 – March 31, 16″ minimum length, Daily creel limit -- 1.
  • Trout and Kokanee combined: Daily creel limit -- 8 for both species in aggregate, of which no more than 5 may be trout and no more than 5 may be kokanee salmon.

EDGEWOOD PARK POND, New Haven; 3 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table

Species: S

  • Open year-round.

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FACTORY POND (Norwalk River), Redding-Wilton; 12 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

FACTORY POND (Town Grove Pond), Salisbury; 2 acres

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Species: S

  • Children’s Pond: Fishing restricted to children under age 16.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.

FARMILL (Isinglass) RESERVOIR, Shelton; 4 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: LMB, S

  • Season: Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – December 31
  • Permit required to fish -- contact Aquarion Water company at 203-452-3511.

FERNRIDGE PARK POND, West Hartford; 0.7 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: S

  • Open year-round.

FISHER MEADOWS POND (Spring Lake), Avon; 41 acres  shore fishing icon  icon for family friendly

Species: LMB, CA, S

  • Within Fisher Meadows Park.
  • Ice fishing prohibited by town ordinance.

FITCHVILLE POND, Bozrah; 59 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T, LMB, CP, S

  • Season: Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

FOUNTAIN LAKE RESERVOIR, Ansonia-Seymour; 6 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T, LMB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

FULTON PARK POND, LOWER, Waterbury; 2.8 acres

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Species: S

  • Open year-round.

FULTON PARK POND, UPPER, Waterbury; 2.1 acres

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Species: T

Community Fishing Waters

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

FRESHWATER POND (Freshwater Brook), Enfield; 8 acres

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Species: T, CC

Community Fishing Waters

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit -- 3 catfish.

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GARDNER LAKE, Salem-Montville-Bozrah; 529 acres

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Species: T, SMB, LMB, YP, CP, CB, S, WA, BB, WC

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • 6mph speed limit from sunset to 8:00 a.m.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • Daily creel limit -- 2.
    • 16″ minimum length.

Walleye Lake


GAY CITY POND, Hebron; 5.1 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: T, CP, BB, YP

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.
  • All vessels prohibited.

GLASGO POND, Griswold; 168 acres  icon for boat ramp  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, YP, BB, CB, S


GOODWIN PARK PONDS, Hartford, 4 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: S

  • No fishing allowed from the golf course grounds.

GORTON POND, East Lyme; 52 acres  icon for boat ramp  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, CB, YP, BB, S

  • 8 mph speed limit.

GOULD MANOR POND, Fairfield; 2 acres  shore fishing icon  icon for family friendly

Species: S

  • Children’s Pond: Fishing restricted to children under age 16.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.

GREAT HILL POND, Portland; 76 acres  icon for canoe

Species: LMB, CP, YP, CB, S, BB, WC

  • Informal cartop/carry-in access only (30 yards).
  • Motors limited to 6 horsepower or less. 12 mph speed limit.

GREAT HOLLOW POND Within Wolfe Park, Monroe; 15 acres

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Species: T, YP, S, LMB

Trout Park

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.
  • Daily creel limit -- 2.
  • Trout and Salmon Stamp required to fish.

GREEN FALLS RESERVOIR (Green Falls Pond), Voluntown; 48 acres

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Species: T, LMB, BB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

GRIGGS POND, Woodstock; 38 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, YP, S, BB

  • Walk in access from Route 198 (200 yards)
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited

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HALLS POND, Eastford-Ashford; 82 acres  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, S, YP, CB, CP

  • 8 mph speed limit.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

HALLVILLE POND (Indiantown Brook), Preston; 10 acres  icon for canoe

Species: T

  • Informal cartop access.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

HAMILTON RESERVOIR, Union-Massachusetts; 412 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: T, LMB, SMB, YP, CB, S, BB

  • Connecticut or Massachusetts fishing license legal on entire pond.
  • Massachusetts regulations apply as follows:
    • Open year-round.
    • Trout: Daily creel limit -- 3.
    • Large and smallmouth bass: Daily creel limit -- 5 total, 12″ minimum length.
    • Chain pickerel: Daily creel limit -- 5, 15″ minimum length.
    • Northern pike: Daily creel limit -- 1, 28″ minimum length.
    • Not more than two hooks may be used during periods of open water fishing and not more than five hooks may be used when ice fishing. Any sinker or weight made from lead that weighs less than 1 ounce, and any lead jig (meaning any lead-weighted hook) that weighs less than 1 ounce, is prohibited for use in all inland waters of the Commonwealth. The term lead sinker shall not include any other sinkers, weights, fishing lures or fishing tackle including, but not limited to, artificial lures, hooks, weighted flies, and lead-core or other weighted fishing lines.

HAMPTON RESERVOIR, Hampton-Eastford; 88 acres  icon for canoe

Species: LMB YP CP S BB

  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

HANCOCK BROOK LAKE, Plymouth; 20 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: T

  • Access 8:00 a.m. to sunset (but no later than 8:00 pm).
  • Walk-in access only after Labor Day weekend (September 7, 2020) until the weekend before Memorial Day weekend (May 16, 2021).
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

HANOVER POND, Meriden; 70 acres

Species: LMB, S, CA

  • Town operated boat launch.
  • Steerage speed only.

HANOVER RESERVOIR, Canterbury-Sprague; 21 acres  icon for canoe

Species: T, LMB,

  • Walk-in access (approximately 600 yards) off of Little River Road in Canterbury).
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

HATCH POND, Kent; 72 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: YP, BB, CP, LMB, CB, S

  • 8 mph speed limit.

LAKE HAYWARD (Shaw Lake), East Haddam; 174 acres

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Species: LMB, YP, CP, S, CB, BB, AE

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

HAZARD POND, Voluntown - Rhode Island

  • Open year round
  • Connecticut or Rhode Island fishing license legal on entire pond.
  • Connecticut and Rhode Island regulations apply as follows:
    • Black bass (largemouth and smallmouth): the daily creel limit shall be five and the minimum length shall be twelve inches.
    • Chain pickerel: the daily creel limit shall be five and the minimum length shall be fourteen inches.
    • Not more than six tip-ups may be used when ice fishing.

HELEN KELLER SCHOOL POND, Easton  shore fishing icon  icon for family friendly

Species: S

  • Children’s Pond: Fishing restricted to children under age 16.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.

HEWITT FLYFISHING POND (Gallup Pond), North Stonington; 2 acres

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Species: T, LMB, YP, S, BB

  • Fly fishing only.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – October 31.
  • All vessels prohibited.

HEWITT POND (Lower Hewitt Pond), North Stonington; 2 acres

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Species: T, S, BB

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.
  • All vessels prohibited.
  • Operation of vessels with motors, except for electric motors, is prohibited.

HIGGANUM RESERVOIR, Haddam; 31 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T, S

  • Public right-of-way, passable for cars.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • 8 mph speed limit.

HIGHLAND LAKE, Winchester; 445 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for disabled access  shore fishing icon  recycle icon

Species: T, LMB, YP, SMB, CB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – March 31.
  • 6 mph speed limit from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise (and from 5 p.m. on Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day).
  • 45 mph speed limit on weekends and holidays.

Trout Management Lake and Bass Management Lake

  • From 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February, 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit—5.
    • Only 1 may be 16″ or greater.
  • From March 1–March 31
    • Daily creel limit—1.
    • 16″ minimum length.
  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • Daily creel limit -- 2.
    • 16" minimum length

HODGE POND, Voluntown; 10 acres  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, CP, YP, S, BB

  • Public right-of-way, carry-in access.

HOGBACK RESERVOIR (see West Branch Reservoir)


HOLBROOK POND, Hebron; 83 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for disabled access  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, YP, CB, S

  • Handicapped access at dam.
  • 8 mph speed limit.

HOP BROOK LAKE, Middlebury; 26 acres  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table

Note: Trout stocking discontinued due to limited spring recreational access.

  • Open 8:00 a.m. to sunset (but no later than 8:00 pm).
  • Walk-in access only after Labor Day weekend (September 7, 2020) until the weekend before Memorial Day weekend (May 16, 2021).
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Vessels with motors, except electric, prohibited.
  • No ice fishing.

HOPE LAKE (see Nells Rock Reservoir)


HOPEVILLE POND, Griswold; 137 acres

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Species: LMB, NP, CP, S, WP, YP, T

  • Launch open from Opening Day to early October.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • 8 mph speed limit.

Catfish Lake

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 catfish.

HOPEWELL POND/LAKE HOPEWELL (see Huntington Pond)


HORSE POND, Salem; 13 acres  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon

Species: T, S, BB, CP, LMB

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

LAKE HOUSATONIC, Shelton-Derby-Monroe-Oxford-Seymour; 328 acres

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Species: SMB, LMB, WC, WP, YP, AE, S, CA

  • From the Stevenson Dam to the Derby Dam.
  • Boat launch at Indian Well State Park, opens for daytime (8:00 a.m. to sunset) use on April 1st (no other amenities until mid-May).
  • Park officially closes September 30th.
  • Boating/fishing access may continue past this date. Contact Park Manager (203-735-4311) for information concerning status of fall boating and fishing access.
  • Minimum steerage speed within 25 ft. of shore or dock.
  • 45 mph speed limit daytime, 25 mph from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise.
  • Zebra mussels present.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • Daily creel limit -- 2.
    • 16″ minimum length.

HOWELLS POND, Hartland; 14 acres

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Species: T, LMB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

HUNTINGTON POND (Starret Pond, Lake Hopewell, Huntington Park Pond), Redding; 15 acres

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Species: T, LMB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

HURLBURT POND, Putnam; 3 acres  shore fishing icon

  • Season: Open year-round.

HYDE POND, Ledyard; 5.4 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T


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INDIAN LAKE (Indian Pond), Sharon-New York; 196 acres

Species: LMB, YP

  • Connecticut or New York fishing license legal on entire pond.
  • All Other Species: Season -- Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – March 31.
  • Not more than five tip-ups and two hand-held jigs allowed for ice fishing.
  • New York regulations apply for large and smallmouth bass.
    • Largemouth and smallmouth bass: Season—Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–November 30.

ISINGLASS RESERVOIR (see Farmill Reservoir)


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KAATZ POND, Trumbull; 2 acres  shore fishing icon  icon for family friendly

  • Children’s Pond: Fishing restricted to children under age 16.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.

KEACH POND (see Peck Pond)


KEENEY PARK POND, Hartford; 3 acres  icon for disabled access  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: T, S, CC

Community Fishing Waters

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit- 3 catfish.

LAKE KENOSIA, Danbury; 60 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for canoe

Species: LMB, S, BB, YP, CC

  • Operating a boat propelled by an internal combustion engine prohibited.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

Catfish Lake

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 catfish.

KILLINGLY POND, Killingly-Rhode Island; 122 acres

Species: LMB, SMB, S, YP, CP

  • Open year round
  • No more than six tip-ups may be used when ice-fishing.
  • Motors limited to 12 cubic inches (approx. 10 horsepower).
  • Connecticut or Rhode Island fishing license legal on entire pond.
  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • Daily creel limit -- 5 bass.
    • 12″ minimum length.
  • Chain Pickerel:
    • Daily creel limit -- 5.
    • 14″ minimum length.
  • All Other Species: CT Statewide regulations apply.

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LAKE OF ISLES, North Stonington; 89 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, CP, YP, CB, S, BB

  • 8 mph speed limit.

LAKEVILLE LAKE (see Wononskopomuc Lake)


LAKEWOOD LAKE (Great Brook Reservoir), Waterbury; 73 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, S, CC, YP, WP

Community Fishing Waters

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit -- 3 catfish.

LANTERN HILL POND, Ledyard-North Stonington; 23 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, CP, CB, YP, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

LEONARD POND, Kent; 20 acres  icon for canoe

Species: YP, CB, CP, BB, LMB


LAKE LILLINONAH, Brookfield-Bridgewater-Newtown-Southbury-New Milford; 1547 acres

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Species: LMB, SMB, WP, CB, WC, NP, S, CA, YP, TM

  • From Bleachery Dam to the Shepaug Dam.
  • Northern Pike / Tiger Muskie
    • Daily creel limit of one pike or one muskie (not both), 38 inch minimum length 
  • 45 mph speed limit daytime.
  • 25 mph from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise.

LILLY POND, Thompson; 7.4 acres  shore fishing icon

  • Open year-round.

LITTLE POND (Little Bantam), Litchfield; 15 acres

Species: NP, LMB, YP, S, BB

Northern Pike:

  • May 1 – Nov. 30:
    • Daily creel limit -- 2.
    • 26″ minimum length.
  • Dec. 1 – last day Feb.:
    • Daily creel limit -- 1.
    • 36″ minimum length.
  • March 1 – April 30:
    • Closed to northern pike fishing.

All Other Species:

  • Open year round.
  • Statewide regulations apply.

LITTLE POND (Schoolhouse Pond), Thompson; 65 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, YP, CP, CB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.

LONG POND, Ledyard-North Stonington; 109 acres  icon for boat ramp  shore fishing icon

Species: T, CP, LMB, CB, YP, S, WA

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • 5 mph speed limit.

Walleye Lake


LOWER STORRS PUMPING POND, Mansfield; 2 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.

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MAD RIVER FLOOD CONTROL IMPOUNDMENT, Winchester; 7.9 acres

shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table

Species: T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • All vessels prohibited.

MALTBY LAKES (1,2,3), Orange-West Haven; 19, 23 and 25 acres

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Species: T, LMB, S, YP, CC

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.
  • Shore fishing only.
  • Fishing by permit from South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority 203-562-4020.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

Catfish Lake

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit -- 3 catfish.

MAMANASCO LAKE, Ridgefield; 89 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for canoe

Species: LMB, S, YP, BB, CB

  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

MANITOOK LAKE, Granby; 57 acres

Species: LMB, S

  • Ice fishing permitted on weekends only.
  • 5 mph speed limit in restricted areas.
  • Use of motors in excess of 7-½ horsepower prohibited on Saturdays.

MANSFIELD HOLLOW RESERVOIR (Naubesatuck Lake), Mansfield-Chaplin-Windham; 460 acres

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Species: CP, LMB, NP, T, YP, S, CB

  • Open year-round.
  • 8 mph speed limit.
  • Swimming prohibited.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

Northern Pike Lake


MANSFIELD TOWN POND (see Bicentennial Pond)


MANSFIELD TRAINING SCHOOL PONDS, Mansfield; 1.1 and 2.3 acres

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Species: T, S, BB

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

MASHAPAUG LAKE, Union; 287 acres

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Species: T, LMB, SMB, CP, YP, S, WA

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • 10 mph speed limit.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

Walleye Lake


LAKE McDONOUGH (Compensating Reservoir), New Hartford-Barkhamsted; 391 acres

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Species: T, LMB, SMB, YP, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.
  • 10 mph motorboat speed limit.
  • Boat launch owned and operated by MDC ($6.00 parking fee, $6.00 launching fee).
  • Launch area open from 2nd Saturday April through Labor Day.
  • Boat launch hours: 10:00 a.m. – sunset weekdays, 8:00 a.m. – sunset weekends, except 6:00 a.m. – sunset on Opening Day.
  • Boats must be off lake by 7:30 p.m.
  • Reservoir shore fishing access from sunrise to 9:00 p.m. (except from 6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. on Opening Day).
  • Visit MDC or call (860-379-3036, 860-379-0916) for updated fees, hours and other information.

McGOVERN POND, West Hartford; 1 acre

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Species: S, LMB, T

Trout Park 
  • Daily creel limit of two trout
  • Open 6:00 am on 2nd Saturday of April until last day of February
  • Trout and salmon stamp required to fish

McGRATH PARK POND (Prospect Park Pond), Prospect;1 acre

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Species: T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – October 31.

MESSERSCHMIDT POND, Deep River-Westbrook; 73 acres

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Species: LMB, CP, S, BB, YP, AE, BC

  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

MILL POND, Newington; 2.7 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: S, LMB

  • Children’s Pond: Fishing restricted to children under age 16.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.

MILL WOODS PARK POND, Wethersfield; 7.3 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: S, LMB

  • Open year-round

MILLERS POND, Durham; 33 acres  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, YP, T, S

  • Carry in boat access (300 yards).
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

MIRROR LAKE (Hubbard Park Pond), Meriden; 7.4 acres

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Species: T, CC, CA, S

Community Fishing Water

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit – 3 catfish.
  • Trout: Season open 2nd Saturday in April -- last day February.
  • All Other Species: Season open year round.
  • Ice fishing prohibited by town ordinance.

MITCHELL POND, East Haddam; 4 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, S

  • Boats and canoes prohibited.

MOHAWK POND, Cornwall-Goshen; 16 acres

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Species: T, LMB

Trout Management Lake

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – March 31
  • From 6:00 am 2nd Saturday of April until the last day of February
    • 5 trout per day; one of which may be a Brook Trout, 14 inches or larger
  • From March 1 to March 31 Daily Creel Limit 
    • 1 trout per day; 14 inch minimum length
  • Use of all motors prohibited.

MOHEGAN LAKE, Fairfield; 15 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – October 31.

MOHEGAN PARK POND (Spaulding Pond), Norwich; 14 acres

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Species: T, S, BB, LMB, CC

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.

Trout Park

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • Daily creel limit -- 2.
    • 16″ minimum length.

Community Fishing Water

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit – 3 catfish.

MONO POND, Columbia; 113 acres  icon for boat ramp  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, YP, CP, S

  • 8 mph speed limit.

MOODUS RESERVOIR (Upper, Lower), East Haddam; 486 acres

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Species: LMB, CP, CB, S, YP

  • 35 mph speed limit days.
  • 6 mph limit ½ hour after sunset to 8 a.m.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 18″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 1 may be 18″ or greater.

MOOSUP POND, Plainfield; 96 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T, S, LMB, YP, BB

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

MOREY POND, Union-Ashford; 45 acres  icon for boat ramp  shore fishing icon

Species: BB, CP, LMB, YP, S

  • 8 mph speed limit

MOUNT TOM POND, Morris-Litchfield-Washington; 56 acres

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Species: T, S, LMB, WA, CB, CP, YP, AS

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Atlantic salmon stocked annually.
  • Daily creel limit -- 1 Atlantic salmon.
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

Walleye Lake


MUDDY POND, Woodstock-Massachusetts; 38 acres

Species: LMB, CP, YP, S, BB

  • Note: No public access.
  • Connecticut or Massachusetts fishing license legal on entire pond.
  • Connecticut regulations apply.
  • 5 horsepower limit.

MUDGE POND (Silver Lake), Sharon; 207 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, CP, YP, S, BB

  • Motors limited to 7-½ horsepower.
  • Speed limit 6 mph. Use of motors prohibited from ½ hour after sunset to sunrise and anytime within 200 feet of town beach.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 18″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 1 may be 18″ or greater.

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NAUBESATUCK LAKE (see Mansfield Hollow Reservoir)


NELLS ROCK RESERVOIR (Hope Lake), Shelton; 10.3 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.

NORTH FARMS RESERVOIR, Wallingford; 64 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, BB, S, CP, CB

  • 8 mph speed limit.

NORTH STREET POND, Milford  shore fishing icon

  • Open year-round.

NORTHFIELD BROOK LAKE, Litchfield; 8 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: T

  • Access open 8:00 a.m. to sunset.
  • Walk-in access only after Columbus Day until the 2nd Saturday in April.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.

NORTHFIELD CUTLERY COMPANY POND, Litchfield  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, S

  • Public right-of-way, passable for cars.

NORWICH POND, Lyme; 30 acres  icon for boat ramp  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, S, CP

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Operation of motorboats prohibited.

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PACHAUG POND, Griswold; 841 acres

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Species: LMB, CP, NP, WP, CB, YP, S, BB

Northern Pike Lake


PAGE PARK LAGOON, Bristol; 1.5 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

  • Open year-round

PAINE POND, Ashford; 2 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.

PAPERMILL POND (see Southford Falls Pond)


PARK POND, Winchester; 74.9 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for canoe

Species: LMB, S, YP, BB, CP, CB

  • 8 mph speed limit.

PASTURE POND, Plainfield, at Quinebaug Valley State Hatchery; 1 acre

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Species: T

Trout Park

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April -- September 30.
  • Daily creel limit -- 2.
  • Trout and Salmon Stamp required to fish.

PATTACONK LAKE (Russell Jennings Pond), Chester; 56 acres

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Species: T, LMB, YP, S, CC, CB

  • Carry-in boat access only (75 yards).
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • 8 mph speed limit. Use of internal combustion engines prohibited during July and August.

Catfish Lake

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit – 6 catfish.

PATTAGANSETT LAKE, East Lyme; 128 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, CB, S, CP, YP, AE

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 18″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit—6 bass.
    • Only 1 may be 18″ or greater.

PECK POND (Keach Pond), Thompson-Putnam-Rhode Island; 14 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: T, LMB, SMB, CP, YP, S, BB, CB

  • Connecticut or Rhode Island fishing license legal on entire pond.
  • Rhode Island regulations apply as follows:
    • Open 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
    • Largemouth and smallmouth bass: Daily creel limit -- 5 bass, 12″ minimum length.
    • Chain Pickerel: Daily creel limit -- 5, 14″ minimum length.
    • Trout: No minimum length.
      • Daily creel limit -- 5, from 2nd Saturday in April to November 30th.
      • Daily creel limit -- 2, from December 1st to last day February.

PERRY POND, Thompson-Massachusetts; 4 acres

Species: LMB, CP, YP, S, BB

  • Connecticut or Massachusetts fishing license legal on entire pond.
  • Connecticut regulations apply.

PICKEREL LAKE, Colchester-East Haddam; 82 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, CB, S, CP

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

PICKETT’S POND (Osborndale State Park), Derby; 9 acres

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Species: CC, S, BC, T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.

Community Fishing Water

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit- 3 catfish.

PIERREPONT POND (Lake Naraneka), Ridgefield; 38 acres

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Species: LMB, S

  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

PINE ACRES LAKE, Hampton; 190 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table

Species: LMB, S, YP, BB

  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

PINE LAKE (Shelton Reservoir #2), Shelton; 7.3 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–December 31.

LAKE POCOTOPAUG, East Hampton; 502 acres

Species: LMB, SMB, CP, WA, WP, YP, S

Note: No public access.

Walleye

  • Daily creel limit -- 2.
  • 20″ minimum length.

POWERS LAKE, East Lyme; 144 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, CP, S, YP, CB

  • 8 mph speed limit.

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QUADDICK RESERVOIR, Thompson; 408 acres

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Species: LMB, CP, CB, YP, BB, S

  • Launch open 8 a.m. until sunset from April 13th through the last weekend before October 31.

LAKE QUASSAPAUG, Woodbury-Middlebury; 297 acres

Species: T, SMB, S, CB, BB, LMB, YP, CP

  • No public access.
  • Ice fishing prohibited.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Trout:
    • Daily creel limit -- 1.
    • 18″ minimum length.
  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • Daily creel limit -- 1 total.
    • 18″ minimum length.
  • 6 mph speed limit, except 25 mph from Tuesday after Labor Day to 3rd Saturday in April.
  • Use of motors prohibited 11 p.m. – 6 a.m.

QUILLINAN RESERVOIR, Ansonia; 12.2 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, S, YP

  • No facilities, walk in access only.

QUINEBAUG LAKE (Wauregan Reservoir), Killingly; 88 acres

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Species: T, LMB, CP, S, CB, YP, CC

  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • Daily creel limit -- 2.
    • 16″ minimum length.

Catfish Lake

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 catfish.

QUONNIPAUG LAKE, Guilford; 99 acres  icon for boat ramp  recycle icon

Species: T, LMB, BB, SMB, CP, S, YP, AE, CC

  • Ice fishing prohibited.
  • Motors limited to 6 horsepower.
  • Operation of motorboats prohibited from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – March 31.

Trout Management Lake

  • From March 1–March 31
    • Daily creel limit -- 1.
    • 16″ minimum length.

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RAINBOW RESERVOIR, Windsor; 240 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, SMB, S, CP, YP, WP, CB, BB

  • 35 mph speed limit.
  • Upper boundary is the Route 187 Bridge crossing.

RED CEDAR LAKE, Lebanon; 127 acres  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, YP, S, CB, CP

  • No maintained/developed launch facilities.
  • Informal cartop access only.

ROGERS LAKE, Lyme-Old Lyme; 260 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: T, LMB, CP, CB, YP, BB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–March 31.
  • Motors limited to 135 horsepower.
  • 6 mph speed limit sunset to 10:00 a.m.
  • Refer to Boater’s Guide for additional restrictions.

Trout Management Lake

  • From March 1–March 31
    • Daily creel limit -- 1.
    • 16″ minimum length.

ROGERS PARK POND, Danbury; 2 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: CC, T, S

Community Fishing Water

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit -- 3 catfish.
  • Trout: Season open 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • All other species: Season open year-round.

ROSELAND LAKE, Woodstock; 96 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, CA, CP, YP, CB, S, T, BB

  • Access courtesy of Roseland Park.
  • Open sunrise to sunset (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).
  • Unimproved boat launch.
  • Fishing dock.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

ROSS POND, Killingly; 31 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for canoe

Species: LMB, CP, S

  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited

ROWAN'S POND (Butternut Park Pond), Middletown; 2.9 acres

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Species: T, CC, LMB, S

Community Fishing Water

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit -- 3 catfish.
  • Trout: Season open 2nd Saturday in April - last day February.
  • All Other Species: Season open year round.

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SAINT MARTHA'S POND, Enfield; 2 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: S, T

  • The landowner is courteously granting access to the public for the purpose of fishing from April 1 to August 31. No ice fishing will be permitted.

 

SALMON BROOK POND, Glastonbury shore fishing icon

Species: T, S, YP

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

SALTERS POND, Manchester; 3 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: S, LMB, CP


LAKE SALTONSTALL, Branford-East Haven; 422 acres shore fishing icon

Species: T LMB S WA CB YP WP

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.
  • Use of live bait prohibited.
  • Fishing by permit from South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority 203-401-2654.
  • Boat rentals available (no other vessels allowed).

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • Daily creel limit -- 1 bass.
    • 18″ minimum length.

Walleye  Lake


SAUGATUCK RESERVOIR, Easton-Redding-Weston; 827 acres

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Species: T, LMB, SMB, S, WA

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–December 31.
  • Permit required to fish—contact Aquarion Water Company at 203-452-3511.
  • Fishing permitted from west shore only.
  • The possession and use of any live alewives, blueback (glut or river) herring, gizzard, hickory or threadfin shad as bait is prohibited.
  • Boating, wading and flotation devices prohibited.

Walleye  Lake


SAVIN LAKE, Lebanon; 49 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, YP, WP, S, BB, CP

  • Carry-in boat access (30 yards).
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

SAWMILL PARK POND, Ledyard  shore fishing icon

Species: T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.

SCHREEDER POND (Chatfield Hollow Pond) In Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth; 4 acres

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Species: T, S, YP, CP

  • Walk-in access only during off-season.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • All vessels prohibited.

Trout Park


SCOVILLE RESERVOIR, Wolcott; 121 acres

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Species: T, LMB, S, YP, CP, CB, CC

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday of April – last day February.
  • Operation of vessels prohibited from sunset to sunrise.
  • Use or possession of internal combustion engines prohibited.
  • Fishing is not allowed from shore within the designated "Conservation Area".

Catfish Lake

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit- 6 catfish.

SEYMOUR RESERVOIRS (1, 2, 3 and 4), Oxford; 4.4, 35, 11.5 and 37.4 acres

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Species: LMB, S, YP

  • No facilities, walk-in access only.

SHAW LAKE (see Lake Hayward)


SHELTON RESERVOIR #2 (see Pine Lake)


SHENIPSIT LAKE, Ellington-Tolland-Vernon; 532 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, CB, SMB, WP, YP, T, CP

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – October 31.
  • Use of boats restricted to those stored on site.
  • Contact the Shenipsit Lake Boat Storage Facility (860-875-1850) for additional information concerning fishing access and to check boat storage space availability.
  • The possession and use of any live alewives, blueback (glut or river) herring, gizzard, hickory or threadfin shad as bait is prohibited.

SILVER LAKE (Peat Works Pond), Berlin-Meriden; 146 acres

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Species: CB, LMB, S, BB, CP, CC

Catfish Lake

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit- 6 catfish.

SIMSBURY TOWN PARK PONDS, Simsbury  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–June 15.

SOCHRIN POND, Seymour  shore fishing icon  icon for family friendly

  • Children’s Pond: Fishing restricted to children under age 16.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.

SOMERSVILLE MILL POND (Scantic River), Somers; 41 acres

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Species: T, LMB, S, CP, CB, YP, BB

  • Unimproved town launch.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • 6 mph speed limit.

SOUTHFORD FALLS POND (Papermill Pond) in Southford Falls State Park, Oxford-Southbury; 2.4 acres

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Species: T, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

Trout Park


SOUTH SPECTACLE POND, Kent; 85 acres  icon for canoe

Species: CB, LMB, YP, S

  • Public right-of-way, walk in only

SPAULDING POND (see Mohegan Park Pond)


SQUANTZ POND, Fairfield, Sherman; 270 acres

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Species: CA, WA, T, LMB, SMB, YP, S, WP

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–March 31.
  • Motors on boats launched at Squantz Pond State Park launch ramp limited to 25 horsepower.
  • 45 mph daytime speed limit.
  • 25 mph from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise.
  • Fishing from shore prohibited behind fence along shore in State Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Trout Management Lake

  • From March 1–March 31.
  • 16″ minimum length
  • Daily creel limit -- 1.

Walleye Lake

Trophy Carp Water

  • Daily creel limit -- 1.
  • 26” maximum length.

STANLEY QUARTER POND, New Britain; 6.4 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: S, T, CC, LMB

Community Fishing Water

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit- 3 catfish.
  • Trout: Season open 2nd Saturday in April-last day February.
  • All Other Species: Season open year round.

STATE LINE POND, Next to Route 32, Stafford; 75 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: YP, S, BB, CP


LAKE STIBBS (Southbury Training School Pond), Southbury; 5 acres

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Species: T,  S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

STILLWATER POND, Torrington; 94 acres

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Species: T, LMB, YP, S, CC

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.

Catfish Lake

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 catfish.

STRATTON BROOK PARK POND In Stratton Brook State Park, Simsbury; 2.3 acres

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Species: T, S, LMB

Trout Park

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Daily creel limit -- 2.
  • Trout and Salmon Stamp required to fish.

STROH PARK POND, Windsor; 1.4 acres  shore fishing icon  icon for family friendly

Species: S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – November 30.

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TAFTVILLE RESERVOIR, Access through Raymond Ouellet Park, Norwich; 25 acres

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Species: LMB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April–last day February.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • Daily creel limit -- 2.
    • 16″ minimum length.

TAFTVILLE POND, Lisbon; 117 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: LMB, SMB, CB, S, YP, CA

  • Small town boat launch (ramp open April 1 to November 30).

TANKERHOOSEN LAKES, Vernon; 10 acres

Species: T, LMB, CP, S, YP, BB

Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.


TETREAULT POND, Killingly; 39 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: CP, S, YP

  • 8 mph speed limit.

TOLLGATE POND, Greenwich; 7 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, S, BB

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – October 31.

TWIN BROOKS PARK POND, Trumbull; 4 acres  shore fishing icon  icon of a picnic table  icon for family friendly

Species: T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Ice fishing prohibited by town ordinance.
  • A parking permit (fee for non-residents) must be obtained from the Town of Trumbull to park in one of the town’s parks. Permits for non-residents can be obtained by calling 203-452-5060 to make an appointment with the P&R Dept. A valid Fishing License, Vehicle Registration, and ID are required.

TYLER POND, Goshen; 187 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for canoe

Species: T, YP, LMB, CB, CP, BB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

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UNCAS LAKE (Hog Pond), Lyme; 69 acres

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Species: T, LMB, AE, CP, YP, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • Operation of motorboats prohibited.

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VALLEY FALLS POND, Vernon; 4.1 acres

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Species: T, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

Trout Park


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WALKERS RESERVOIR (East), Vernon; 5.1 acres

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Species: T, YP, S, BB

  • Open 6:00 am 2nd Saturday of April until last day of February
  • All vessels prohibited.

WANGUMBAUG LAKE (see Coventry Lake)


LAKE WARAMAUG, Kent-Warren-Washington; 656 acres

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Species: LMB, SMB, CP, YP, BB, S

  • Carry-in boat access in Lake Waramaug State Park (approximately 100-foot carry to water).
  • Boating access is also available to the general public at the town boat launch (annual launch permit fee and daily inspection fee) in Washington.
  • Required inspection of boat and trailer for invasive plants.
  • Boats and trailers failing inspection will not be allowed to use launch.
  • Days and hours of operation vary seasonally, contact the Washington Park and Recreation Department (860-868-1519) for more information.

WARNER POND (Kazan’s Pond), Newtown; 11.7 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, S, YP

  • No facilities, walk in access only.

WASHINGTON PARK POND, Windsor  shore fishing icon  icon for family friendly

Species: S

  • Open year-round.

WAUREGAN RESERVOIR (see Quinebaug Lake)


WEST BRANCH (Hogback) RESERVOIR, Hartland-Colebrook; 201 acres

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Species: T, YP, S, SMB, RA

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • The possession and use of any live alewives, blueback (glut or river) herring, gizzard, hickory or threadfin shad as bait is prohibited.
  • Car top launch.

WEST HILL POND, New Hartford-Barkhamsted; 261 acres

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Species: T, K, SMB, YP, S, LMB, RA

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – March 31.
  • The possession and use of any live alewives, blueback (glut or river) herring, gizzard, hickory or threadfin shad as bait is prohibited.
  • 15 mph speed limit except 6 mph between sunset and sunrise. From Memorial Day through September 15th.
  • Motors limited to 8 horsepower.

Trout Management Lake / Kokanee Lake

  • Trout: from March 1 – March 31.
    • 16″ minimum length.
    • Daily creel limit -- 1.
  • Trout and Kokanee combined:
    • Daily creel limit -- 8 for both species in aggregate, of which no more than 5 may be trout and no more than 5 may be kokanee salmon.

WEST PEQUONNOCK RESERVOIR, Monroe; 1.4 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, S

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – December 31.
  • Permit required to fish — contact Aquarion Water Company at 203-452-3511.

WEST SIDE POND, Goshen; 42 acres  icon for boat ramp  icon for canoe

Species: T, LMB, YP, S, BB

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

WEST THOMPSON LAKE, Thompson; 239 acres

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Species: LMB, SMB, CP, CB, WP, S, YP, CA

  • Speed limit 5 mph.

Trophy Carp Water

  • Daily creel limit -- 1; 26” maximum length.

Except when fishing with a bow and arrow

  • Daily creel limit is 12 of which, not more than 3 fish can be greater than 30 inches

WEST TWIN LAKE (Washinee Lake), Salisbury; 290 acres  icon for canoe

Species: CP, LMB, S, CB, YP

  • 35 mph daytime speed limit.
  • 6 mph from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour after sunrise.
  • Also 6 mph within 200 feet of vessel or dock.
  • The possession and use of any live alewives, blueback (glut or river) herring, gizzard, hickory or threadfin shad as bait is prohibited.

WHARTON POND (Allen Brook Pond) in Wharton Brook State Park, Wallingford; 5 acres

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Species: T

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • All vessels prohibited.

Trout Park


WHITNEY FLOOD CONTROL POND (Patten Brook), Stafford; 2 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: S, BB, CP


WILLIAMS POND (Lake Williams), 272 acres  icon for canoe  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB CP YP S BB CB

  • Informal cartop access from dam on Route 207.

WINCHESTER LAKE, Winchester; 246 acres

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Species: LMB, CP, YP, S, NP, CB, BB

  • 8 mph speed limit.

Northern Pike Lake


LAKE WINFIELD (see Zeiner Pond)


LAKE WINNEMAUG, Watertown; 113 acres

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Species: LMB, S, CB, WP, BB, YP

  • 7 mph speed limit.
  • Vessels with internal combustion engines attached are prohibited.

LAKE WINTERGREEN within West Rock Ridge State Park, Hamden; 44 acres

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Species: S, LMB, YP, T, CC

  • Use of internal combustion engines prohibited.
  • Public right-of-way not passable to cars.
  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.

Community Fishing Waters

  • Channel catfish and white catfish:
    • Daily creel limit -- 3 catfish.

WONONSKOPOMUC LAKE (Lakeville Lake), Salisbury; 348 acres

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Species: T, LMB, CP, YP, S, BB

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – October 31.
  • The possession and use of any live alewives, blueback (glut or river) herring, gizzard, hickory or threadfin shad as bait is prohibited.
  • Motors restricted to 12 cubic inches (approximately 10 horsepower).
  • Town operated boat launch-fee charged.
  • Launch open daily 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. from 2nd Saturday in April to Labor Day.
  • From Labor Day through October 31st launch open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, and from 7 a.m. to 12 noon on weekends.
  • Boat livery.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • 12″ to 16″ protected slot limit.
    • Daily creel limit -- 6 bass.
    • Only 2 may be 16″ or greater.

WOOD CREEK POND, Norfolk; 148 acres

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Species: LMB BB YP CP


WYASSUP LAKE, North Stonington; 99 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: CP, YP, T, LMB, BB, AE

  • Open 6:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday April – last day February.
  • 8 mph speed limit.
  • See Boater’s Guide for summer exemption.

Bass Management Lake

  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass:
    • Daily creel limit—2,
    • 16″ minimum length.

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ZEINER POND (Lake Winfield), Plymouth; 16 acres  shore fishing icon

  • No longer stocked with trout.
  • Open year-round.

ZEMKO POND, Salem; 8 acres  shore fishing icon

Species: LMB, S

  • Walk-in access from Round Hill Road (300 yards).

LAKE ZOAR, Monroe-Oxford-Newtown-Southbury; 909 acres  icon for boat ramp

Species: SMB, WP, LMB, CB, WC, S, YP, WA

  • From the Shepaug Dam to the Stevenson Dam.
  • 45 mph speed limit daytime.
  • 25 mph from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise.
  • Zebra mussels present.

Walleye Lake

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Content last updated in July 2021.