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About Lake McDonough
This scenic lake outside of Hartford, Conn., is stocked with trout each spring.
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People Often Fish Here For:
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
The brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.
The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms. It is native to the west coast of North America from southern Alaska to Mexico.
The bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species you can find in North America. And is a fish that has become increasingly popular among fly fishing anglers.
The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.
Nearby Points of Interest
Suggested Boat Ramps
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Conservation Through Participation
You can help support and protect our aquatic natural resources by simply going fishing and boating. Buying a fishing license, respecting other anglers, practicing catch and release, being mindful of water conservation, keeping the environment around us clean and fishing responsibly are just some of the ways you can participate.
Responsible Fishing Starts With You
Learn more about how fish populations and habitats are managed, the connection between fishing and water quality, and the importance of fishing laws.