Connecticut is fortunate to have over 180 public lakes and ponds
and thousands of miles of rivers and streams teeming with a variety of gamefish and panfish. Anglers from all over the country come to Connecticut to fish for prized trout in the Farmington and Housatonic Rivers. Whether youíre looking for trophy size bass
, common carp or trout
in one of our special management areas, large walleye
through the ice or just want to relax on a warm summerís day fishing for bluegills, Connecticut anglers are provided with great opportunities to catch a wide variety of fish throughout the year. Getting a license is easy and convenient right from the comfort of your own computer via our Online Sportsmen Licensing
News and Information. We want to get fishing related information to you in a timely manner.
Trout Fishing - Opening Day is the second Saturday of April and for most waters closes on the last day of February.
- A great and safe way to beat winter cabin fever and spend quality time with family and friends outdoors.
Trout Stocking Maps
- Over 200 maps available! These maps show river and stream locations where trout are stocked.
Fish and Bug Data Now Available
- Use our new interactive map to find new places to fish or new types of flies to tie. Connecticut DEEP and UConn CLEAR have collaborated on a project to make Connecticut's freshwater fish community data (historic and current) available to the public. This new Fish Community Data Viewer
allows users to search DEEP fish or macroinvertebrate community data for inland waters by town, waterbody or fish species. Fish and macroinvertebrate counts are available for over 2,270 sample sites across Connecticut.
Lake Contour Maps
- Detailed bathymetric maps of over 150 lakes in pdf format! A collaborative work of CT DEEP and UCONN.
Bonus Striped Bass Program
Alewife And Blueback Herring - Emergency Fishery Closure is in effect
Aquatic Nuisance Species
Content last updated December 2017