Lake McDonough

Connecticut

Best Place to Fish & Boat

About Lake McDonough

This scenic lake outside of Hartford, Conn., is stocked with trout each spring.

People Often Fish Here For:

Largemouth Bass Largemouth Bass

The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.

Brown Trout Brown Trout

The brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.

Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout

The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.

Bluegill Bluegill

Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.

Brook Trout Brook Trout

The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.

Suggested Boat Ramps

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Suggested Marinas

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Purchase a Virginia Fishing License

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.