Connecticut Fishing Spots

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In Connecticut, you can fish for trout, bass, pickerel, shad and other freshwater and saltwater fish. There are numerous lakes, ponds, rivers and streams to fish.

You must purchase a Connecticut fishing license if you are older than 16 years old.

Fishing off CT Coast

You can charter a boat for a private party of 6 passengers to fish the Long Island Sound. Best fishing around is said to be in Connecticut. Fish for Bluefish, striped bass, flounder, cod, shark and tuna. Most Charter fishing boats supply tackle. You may have to pay extra for bait or chum.

Charter a boat to go deep sea fishing in CT at New London, Waterford, Niantic, Mystic, Clinton, Groton, Stratford, Westbrook, Stonington, Bridgeport, Old Saybrook, Noank, Norwalk, and Waterford.

Party Fishing boats are available on a first come first serve basis. Full day, half day and night trips are available. Party boats can carry up to 150 passengers depending on the size of the boat. You can find a party fishing boat at Niantic, Groton, Norwalk and Waterford.

Freshwater Fly-fishing Trips

  • Cornwall Bridge
    • Guided fly-fishing trips with Housatonic river outfitters
      Address: 24 Kent Rd
      Cornwall Bridge CT 06754

      Full day trips, reservations required, fly fishing guide service with instructions, open all year round
  • Cornwall
    • Housatonic anglers
      Address: 26 Bolton Hill Rd
      Cornwall CT 06753
      Fly fishing guided tours of Housatonic and Farmington Rivers, Provides all fishing equipment, fees and lunch

Bass Fishing Trips

  • Easton
    • Terry Baksay Fishing Enterprises
      Address: 327 Black Rock Rd
      Easton Ct 06612
      Freshwater guided fishing trips for bass on Lake Candlewood, Lake Lillinonah or Lake Zoar, April - December, instructions provided, up to 2 people

Trout Fishing

  • Housatonic Meadows Fly Shop & Lodge
    Address: 13 Rt. 7
    Cornwall Bridge CT 06460
    Full and half day trout fishing guide service on Housatonic River
  • Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters
    Address: PO Box 95
    Milford CT 06460
    Atlantic Salmon and Trophy Trout angling on the Shetucket River, fly fishing, rental gear, tackle and flies available, September to February

Charter Fishing Boats on the Long Island Sound

  • Clinton
    • Boat: Bluefin
      Dock Riverside Marina
  • Groton
    • Boat: Capt. Bob II
      Dock: Thames Marina
  • Mystic
    • Boat: Benmar
      Mason's Island Marina
  • Niantic
  • Boat: Atlantic Flyway
    Dock: Port Niantic
  • New London
    • Boat: A'Vanga
      Dock: Burr's Yacht Haven
    • Boat: After You Too
      Dock: Thamesport Marina
    • Boat: Brothers too
      Dock: Crocker's Boatyard
    • Boat: Carolyn Ann
      Dock: Captain Scott's Dock
  • Stratford
    • Boat: Capt. James
      Dock: Browns Boat Yard
  • Waterford
    • Boat: Amazing Grace
      Dock: Niantic Bay Marina

Other Charter boats can be found at Stonington, Bridgeport, Old Saybrook, Noank, Norwalk.