Fishing in Connecticut

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Top Fishing Spots in Connecticut

Burr Pond
At Burr Pond State Park, anglers typically catch perch, largemouth bass and more. Families can also hike the park's trails, swim and enjoy an outside picnic.
Lake McDonough
This scenic lake outside of Hartford, Conn., is stocked with trout each spring.
Squantz Pond
The Squantz Pond State Park is a beautiful place to go fishing with your family and friends.
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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. The striped bass closest freshwater relatives are the white bass, the yellow bass, and the white perch.
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. The Channel catfish is most abundant in the central part of U.S. and southern states.

Connecticut Fishing Tips And Information

Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-Sea Fishing

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

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River Fishing

River Fishing

Get river fishing tips, freshwater fishing techniques and more to help you catch more fish

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Lake & Pond Structures

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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