Connecticut Bass Fishing Information

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The Best Bass Fishing Lakes in Connecticut

While bass are not the most popular freshwater gamefish in Connecticut, the state still ranks as one of the top states when it comes to largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing opportunities. While many bodies of water in Connecticut produce their share of big bass every now and then, the ones listed below are known for consistently kicking out numbers of sizeable bass, which is why they're listed as the best bass lakes in Connecticut. 

  1. Bantam Lake is known for its healthy population of big largemouth and smallmouth bass.  Numerous bass tournaments are held each year with eager anglers targeting bass in the 2-5 pound range, with the occasional lunker making it to the scales.
  2. Bashan Lake contains an ample population of huge smallmouth and also supports largemouth bass eager to smack your lure.  Smallmouth pushing 6 pounds have been caught in recent years, and the nonstop action from 2-4 pound smallmouth bass is enough for bass anglers to frequent this lake every year.
  3. Candlewood Lake continues to produce healthy numbers of hefty largemouth bass exceeding 7 pounds, and also hosts an amazing population of smallmouth bass.  The docks that ring the shoreline, submerged vegetation, humps, and underwater creek channels offer suitable habitat for harboring trophy bass. Candlewood Lake is regarded as one of the best bass fisheries in Connecticut.

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