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.
Check out our Trout Stocking Report for the latest trout stocking information!
Fishing Guides and Publications
Check out our online Freshwater Fishing Guide or Saltwater Fishing Guide to have all of the important information at your fingertips.
More fishing info from our partners with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation: Take Me Fishing | Vamos a Pescar
Fish Distribution Report Annual report of the number of each species stocked into each waterbody
Learn To Fish
The CARE program offers FREE introductory fishing classes. Check out our DIY videos and our Let's Go Fishing workbook.
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!
Interactive Trout Stocking Map: This interactive map shows all trout stocking locations around Connecticut, access points for fishing, and days since each waterbody was last stocked
Saltwater Fishing Map This interactive saltwater fishing application has it all – from places to fish, where to launch a boat, bait and tackle shops, party and charter fishing boats, coastal access, and more!
Where to Fish
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.
Enhanced Opportunity Shore Access These designated saltwater shore fishing locations have great public access and reduced length limits for summer flounder and scup to increase opportunity to bring dinner home!
Fishing Areas With Disabled Access Enjoy fishing without having to stress about getting to the spot
Trout and Salmon
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!
Where to Fish find additional maps and places to fish in the inland and coastal waters of Connecticut.
Youth and Women's Saltwater Trophy Fish Records
Marine Fish Trophy Award Brochure
How Much Does Your Fish Weigh?
Tips for Better Catch and Release
Important Information on Sea Turtles
Please contact the Fisheries Division with any questions.
Phone: 860-424-FISH (3474)
Content last updated April 2021