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Where to Fish


Freshwater Fishing in Connecticut

Trout and Salmon | Bass, Pike, Walleye, and Friends

Connecticut is full of diverse fishing opportunities. Look below for information to help you start your Connecticut fishing adventure, including where to fish, what fish you are likely to find there, and more to keep you safe and successful on the water.

Fishing Areas With Disabled Access -- Enjoy fishing without having to stress about getting to the spot.

Fishing Near/In Urban Centers

Check out our Trout Stocking Report for the latest trout stocking information!

Interactive Maps

Connecticut is Fishy -- This interactive application will cover everything you need for fishing in Connecticut! From species you can catch, where to go, fishing license information and more - Connecticut is Fishy has you covered!

Trout Stocking Map -- This interactive map, updated daily when stocking occurs, shows the number of days since the last stocking at every water stocked by the Fisheries Division. Check it out and find some new waters to fish.

Take Me Fishing Places to Fish and Boat -- This map is produced and maintained by FishBrain and offered through our partnership with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. The map includes waterbodies, boat ramps, catch information, and much more. Enjoy!

 Watch a video for features and functions of the Places to Fish and Boat Map

Trout and Salmon

Trout Parks -- Designed to enhance trout fishing opportunities and success for young and novice anglers. Trout Parks are stocked frequently in spring and fall. 

Community Fishing Waters -- Established to promote natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities within Connecticut’s major population centers and urban neighborhoods. Community Fishing Waters are stocked with trout and/or channel catfish.

Trout Management Areas -- Year-round trout fishing opportunities and high catch-rates can be found at our Trout Management Areas (TMAs)! 

Wild Trout Management Areas -- Your chance to catch one of Connecticut's most beautiful looking trout.

Trout Management Lakes -- Scenic lakes offering some quality fishing for a potential large hold-over trout.

Kokanee Salmon Lakes -- Only two lakes east of the Mississippi have a Kokanee salmon fishery, both are here in CT!

Atlantic Salmon Management Areas -- Two sections of river where you have the chance to catch the king of gamefish.

 

Bass, Pike, Walleye, and Friends

Bass Management Lakes -- A variety of options for landing one of the most sought after gamefish in Connecticut.

Northern Pike Management Waters -- Offer the chance to land one of the largest freshwater gamefish.

Walleye Management Waters -- Your chance to land a delicious meal from one of the country's most popular gamefish.

Channel Catfish Waters -- Quality and quantity in these waters stocked with farm-raised channel catfish.

Common Carp -- Trophy-sized at that!

Community Fishing Waters -- Established to promote natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities within Connecticut’s major population centers and urban neighborhoods. Community Fishing Waters are stocked with trout and/or channel catfish.

 

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Please contact the Fisheries Division with any questions

Phone: 860-424-FISH (3474)
E-mail: deep.inland.fisheries@ct.gov

Content last updated March 2021