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About Candlewood Lake

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.

Fishing Tips

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.  Take a look at our Candlewood Lake Fishing Tips page for more fishing information.

line-3See How It Ranks

Candlewood Lake Points Points Possible
Ability to catch a lot of fish 1.75 2
Ability to catch trophy fish 1.5 2
Good for multiple species of fish 1 1
Guides & Charters available 0.75 1
Scenic 1 1
Quality lodging options 1 1
Dining options 1 1
Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc. 1 1
Positive Score 9
Overly Crowded 0 Minus 1
Overly Expensive 0 Minus 1
Negative Score 0
Total Score 9
Highest Score Possible 10

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