Anglers flock to Lake Wononscopomuc, one of Connecticut’s best areas to fish. This lake is well-known for its trout, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, and sunfish. Fishermen catch trophy fish here every year. In fact, Lake Wononscopomuc holds the record for a 29 lb. 13 oz. lake trout, which was caught in 1918. The Connecticut Bureau of Fisheries stocks fish annually in this bass management lake.
Lake Wononscopomuc is a 350-acre lake with 3 miles of shoreline. It is the deepest natural lake in Connecticut, with depths up to 106 feet on the western side and 60 feet on the eastern side. The average depth is 36 feet. The lake is fed by underground springs, Sucker Brook, and two other streams. Fish in Lake Wononscopomuc are stocked annually, and the best fishing times are early morning. Check with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for bag limits and seasons.
The main entrance to the lake is at Salisbury Town Grove. The grove office has fishing licenses for sale and boats for rent. Fishing is available from the bank, fishing jetty, or from your 10 HP or less motorboat that you can launch from the boat launch ramp. Many bring kayaks, canoes, and rowboats to fish from as well. Many areas of the shoreline are privately owned, so it’s important to pay attention to posted signs.