DEEP: Lake and Pond Book

A Fisheries Guide to Lakes and Ponds of Connecticut

A Fisheries Guide to Lakes and Ponds of Connecticut features over 120 water bodies that were surveyed from 1987 through 2000.  The last comprehensive fisheries survey of Connecticut lakes and ponds was published in 1959 and has been one of the most requested books in DEEP history.  The new and updated information in A Fisheries Guide to Lakes and Ponds of Connecticut will be invaluable to anglers looking to improve their fishing success and for finding new opportunities to explore.

View a sample of A Fisheries Guide to Lakes and Ponds in Connecticut (PDF) containing a lake map with bathymetry, lake description, life history of fish and the complete Table of Contents listing of all the water bodies surveyed.

A Fisheries Guide to Lakes and Ponds of Connecticut (paperback, $24.95) can be purchased at the DEEP Store, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, or by phone (860) 424-3555.  Visa and MasterCard accepted.

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      Topics Covered:

  • Aquatic vegetation
  • Bathymetry (depth contour) maps

  • Fish populations and their habitats

  • Lake and pond ecology

  • Lake and pond fisheries management practices

  • Lake productivity

  • Life histories of common lake and pond fishes

  • Maximum and minimum water depths

  • Thermal stratification

  • Water clarity

Also featured are color illustrations of Connecticut fish by world-renowned artist Joseph Tomelleri