Welcome to our Candlewood Lake Fishing Home Page


Candlewood Lake is the largest lake in Connecticut and it is bordered by five towns: Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman.  The Connecticut Light & Power built a hydroelectric dam and flooded the area, so technically, this lake isn’t a natural beauty, but it is still a beautiful lake and an awesome recreational lake.  Visitors enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking, bird watching and more.  There’s a public boat launch here, plus a small beach.  This lake is known as a good bass fishing lake with largemouth bass and smallmouth bass available.  It’s also a good lake for trout and a variety of panfish.


Primary Species of Fish


Smallmouth Bass & Largemouth Bass

The primary species of fish on Candlewood Lake are smallmouth bass and largemouth bass.  It’s an outstanding smallmouth bass lake, however, there are a good amount of largemouth bass here too with some very big fish of both species swimming in these waters.


Secondary Species of Fish


Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Walleye, Catfish and Panfish.

Anglers usually come here for the bass fishing, however, you can target rainbow trout and brown trout here.  Walleye and catfish are also possible if you know how to fish for them and if you’re willing to put in the time to find them.  Panfish are also available in this lake.