Freshwater Fishing

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Connecticut is fortunate to have over 180 public lakes and ponds and thousands of miles of rivers and streams teeming with a variety of gamefish and panfish. Anglers from all over the country come to Connecticut to fish for prized trout in the Farmington and Housatonic Rivers. Whether you’re looking for trophy size bass or trout in one of our special management areas, large walleye or pike through the ice or just want to relax on a warm summer’s day fishing for bluegills, Connecticut anglers are provided with great opportunities to a catch a wide variety of fish throughout the year. 
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American Legion State Forest, Barkhamsted
Bennett's Pond State Park, Ridgefield
Bigelow Hollow State park, Union
Black Rock State Park, Watertown
Burr Pond State Park, Torrington
Collis P. Huntington State Park, Redding/Bethel/Newtown
Campbell Falls State Park, Norfolk
Centennial State Forest, Easton/Newtown/Redding/Weston
Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth
Cockaponset State Forest, Chester/Haddam
Dart Island State Park, Middletown
Day Pond State Park, Colchester
Devil’s Hopyard State Park, East Haddam
Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam
Farm River State Park, East Haven
Gardner Lake State Park, Salem
Gay City State Park, Hebron
George Dudley Seymour State Park, Haddam
George Waldo State Park, Southbury
Haddam Island State Park, Haddam
Haddam Meadows State Park, Haddam
Higganum Reservoir State Park, Higganum
Hopemead State Park, Montville, Bozrah
Hopeville Pond State Park, Griswold
Humaston Brook State Park, Litchfield
Indian Well State Park, Derby
John A. Minetto State Park, Torrington
Kent Falls State Park, Kent
Kettletown State Park, Southbury
Killingly Pond State Park, Killingly
Lake Waramaug State Park, Kent
Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent
Machimoodus State Park, East Haddam
Mansfield Hollow State Park, Mansfield
Mashamoquet State Park, Pomfret
Meshomasic State Forest, East Hampton/Glastonbury/Portland
Mianus River State Park, Stamford
Millers pond State Park, Durham
Minnie Island State Park, Bozrah/Montville
Mohawk Mountain State Forest, Cornwall
Mono Pond State Park, Columbia
Mooween State Park, Lebanon
Mount Tom State Park, Litchfield
Natchaug State Forest, Eastford
Naugatuck State Forest, Naugatuck/Oxford/Beacon Falls/Cheshire/Hamden
Nepaug State Forest, New Hartford
Nipmuck State Forest, Union
Nye-Holman State Forest, Tolland
Old Furnace State Park, Killingly
Osbornedale State Park, Derby
Paugussett State Forest, Newtown
Peoples State Forest, Barkhamsted
Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding
Quaddick State Park & Forest, Thompson
Quinebaug Lake State Park, Killingly
Quinnipiac River State Park, North Haven
Ross Pond State Park, Killingly
Selden Neck State Park, Lyme
Seth Low Pierrepont State Park, Ridgefield
Salmon River State Park, Colchester
Salt Rock State Campground, Sprague
Scantic River State Park, Enfield/East Windsor/Somers
Shenipsit State Forest, Stafford/Somer/Ellington
Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden