DEEP: Fishing Challenge - List of Fish to Catch

 
Fishing Challenge
Official List of
Fish to Catch
 
Try and catch at least
one of each type of
fish from this list.
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Fish to Catch
Suggested Locations to Catch Fish
     
Atlantic Salmon Beach Pond (Voluntown)
Crystal Lake (Ellington)
Mount Tom Pond (Litchfield, Morris, and Washington)
   
Largemouth Bass 
and
Smallmouth Bass
Amos Lake (Preston)
Bashan Lake (East Haddam)
Billings Lake (North Stonington)
Black Pond (Meriden-Middlefield)
Bolton Lakes (Lower, Middle, Upper; Bolton, Vernon)
Chamberlain Lake (Bethany)
Colebrook River Lake (Colebrook Sandisfield (MA), and Tolland (MA))
Coventry Lake (Coventry)
Gardner Lake (Salem)
Halls Pond (Eastford)
Lake Hayward (East Haddam)
Highland Lake (Winchester)
Lake Housatonic (Oxyford, Seymour, Monroe, Derby, and Shelton)
Lake Kenosia (Danbury)
Maltby Lakes (1,2,3; West Haven and Orange)
Mamanasco Lake (Ridgefield)
Mansfield Hollow Reservoir (Mansfield and Windham)
Mashapaug Lake (Union)
Mohegan Park Pond (Norwich)
Moodus Reservoir (East Haddam)
Mudge Pond (Sharon)
Pattagansett Lake (East Lyme)
Pickerel Lake (Colchester)
Quinebaug Lake (Killingly)
Lake Saltonstall (East Haven and Branford)
Taftville Reservoir (Norwich)
West Side Pond (Goshen)
Wononskopomuc Lake (Salisbury)
Wyassup Lake (North Stonington)
     
Channel catfish Black Pond (Meriden-Middlefield)
Bolton Lakes (Lower, Middle, Upper; Bolton, Vernon)
Bunnells Pond (Bridgeport)
Lake Wintergreen (Hamden)
Mohegan Park Pond (Norwich)
Quonnipaug Lake (Guilford)
Silver Lake (Berlin-Meriden
      
Kokanee Salmon East Twin Lake (Salisbury) West Hill Pond (New Hartford)
   
Northern Pike Bantam Lake (Morris)
Mansfield Hollow Reservoir (Mansfield and Windham)
Pachaug Pond (Griswold)
Quaddick Reservoir (Thompson)
Winchester Lake (Winchester)
      
Brook trout,
Brown trout and
Rainbow trout 
Amos Lake (Preston)
Candlewood Lake (Sherman, New Milford, Brookfield, New Fairfield, and Danbury)
Crystal Lake (Ellington)
Day Pond (Colchester)
East Twin Lake (Salisbury)
Great Hollow Pond (Portland)
Highland Lake (Winchester)
Mohegan Park Pond (Norwich)
Quonnipaug Lake (Guilford)
Rogers Lake (Lyme
)
Southford Falls Pond (Oxford-Southford)
Stratton Brook Park Pond (Simsbury)
Valley Falls Pond (Vernon)
West Hill Pond (New Hartford)
     
 Walleye
Batterson Park Pond (Farmington)
Beach Pond (Voluntown)
Coventry Lake (Coventry)
Gardner Lake (Salem)
Lake Saltonstall (Branford)
Lake Zoar (Southbury, Newtown, Oxford, and Monroe)
Mashapaug Lake (Union)
Saugatuck Reservoir (Redding, Weston, and Easton)
 
Community Fishing
Ponds (any fish)
Bunnells Pond (Bridgeport)
Keeney Park Pond (Hartford)
Lake Wintergreen (Hamden)
Lakewood Lake (Waterbury)
Mohegan Park Pond (Norwich)
Upper Fulton Park Pond (Waterbury)
Bluegill
Pumpkinseed
Yellow Perch
Chain Pickerel
Yellow Perch
All are commonly found in many lakes and ponds across Connecticut and can be captured while fishing for other fish listed here.

Download a lake map

Saltwater fish like striped bass, bluefish, tautog, and fluke can be caught at many shoreline locations like those in the Enhanced Opportunity Shore Fishing Program.

Please contact the Inland Fisheries Office with any questions.

Phone: 860-424-FISH (3474)
E-mail: deep.inland.fisheries@ct.gov

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Content last updated January 2013