Fishing in Connecticut

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Top Fishing Spots in Connecticut

Mansfield Hollow State Park
This is a great place to enjoy an afternoon of fishing for bass or northern pike or take in the water views from one of several trails in the park.
Mohegan Park
If you are looking for a pond filled with lots of fish, check out Mohegan Park and its beautiful ponds stocked with trout and catfish.
Sherwood Island State Park
Enjoy surf or shore fishing for striped bass, bluefish, porgy, and more at Connecticut's very first state park.
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Common Catches in Connecticut

Striped Bass
Striped Bass
To most freshwater anglers, the striped bass is a very important game fish is relatively new.
Black Sea Bass
Black Sea Bass
Black sea bass are hermaphrodites; most begin their lives as females and change to males.
Bluefish
Bluefish
Anglers can sniff out bluefish by their smell, which is something like fresh cucumbers.
Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Northern Pike
Northern Pike
The northern pike is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.

Types of Fishing in Connecticut

Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-sea or offshore fishing involves fishing out on the open ocean.

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Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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