Top Connecticut Fishing Spots

July 30, 2011 1:36 AM

Grab the pole, worms and chair and check these spots for those fast swimmers.

Grab the pole, worms and chair and check these spots for those fast swimmers.

farmington river Top Connecticut Fishing Spots

Farmington River Fishing Map (credit:

Farmington River

Pick a spot on the Farmington River and you’ve got a good shot of snatching up a fish. Check out the Website for a detailed map of some of the best spots. Right in Farmington, off I-84 on Route 4 is a bridge with a fishing spot along the Canal Trail already carved out. A parking lot and a bunch of good places to fish and the fish are prevalent. Another spot is further up the road at Apricots Restaurant and beyond that, if you hang along Route 4, the spots keep popping up. Lures work well, along with typical bait and there’s some spots to cast out the fly rod.

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Quinnipiac River

Quinnipiac River

Like the Farmington, this massive river going through Southington, Cheshire, Meriden, Wallingford, in specific, has some fantastic spots. In Southington and Cheshire you will find the fish. Barbless single-hook artificial lures and flies only are the top tools to use. Open for most of the season. A nice spot, as featured in the link, is the Quinnipiac River State Park in North Haven where there’s fishing, boating and more.

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Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake

Shuttle Meadow Road
Southington, CT 06489

One of the hundreds of lakes across Connecticut, Crescent Lake offers the typical fishing experience. Set way up on top of the hill on Shuttle Meadow Road, it’s an expansive lake, 56 acres to be exact, in the shape of, oddly enough, a crescent. There’s a perfect boat lunch, plenty of parking and a stocked river of catfish and trout amongst other things. Plenty of space to bring the boat and find a little tree to snag the fishing in the shade. Also, a dock to fish off as well as spots along trails in the wooded area. These places are more secluded. A great place to spend a day fishing and enjoying the park/lake.

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