Lake Candlewood near New Milford, Connecticut
Ten pound brown trout are not a rare occurence here. Drifting in the spring or trolling deep in the warmer months produces many spotted monsters. Smallmouth bass are everywhere as are many other sought after species. This is a designated trout management lake so check regulations carefully. One of the biggest man made lakes in the US, it is subject to fluctuations in depth from draw downs occasionally.
Lake Candlewood Fishing near New Milford, Connecticut
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Reservoir
Lat/Long: 41.500095 -73.449570
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Description for Lake Candlewood, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Lake Candlewood is a reservoir located just 5.7 miles from New Milford, in Fairfield County, in the state of Connecticut, United States, near Chimney Point, CT. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including largemouth bass, crappie, brook trout, smallmouth bass, panfish, rock bass, white catfish, perch, white perch, rainbow trout, brown trout and pumpkinseed here. Whether you’re fly fishing, baitcasting or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Lake Candlewood. Alternate names for this reservoir include Candlewood Lake.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Connecticut Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
chart to determine when the fish will be most active.
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"I threw a spinner bait right on the side of the pond going down access road. A few casts in and I..." Frash Pond
"After a few unsuccessful trips here. We caught nice size bass here from shore by the baseball..." Hanover Pond
"Fished early morning with an ultralight and crawlers...." Copper Mine Brook
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