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Lake Information for Candlewood Lake


Candlewood Lake, 8.4 sq mi (21.8 kmĀ²), is located in Fairfield and Litchfield Counties in the Appalachian Mountains of Western Connecticut. It is the largest lake in Connecticut, and one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States. The lake is bordered by five towns: Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, and Sherman.

Fishing Description: 

Candlewood Lake has excellent fishing for both trout and bass. Smallmouth bass in the 3-5 pound range and largemouth bass in 5-8 pound range have been reported in the last few seasons.

Candlewood trout fishermem catch many browns and some rainbows in the 3-5 pound range and a few large brown trout that weigh 6-9 pounds.

The Squantz Pond arm of the lake has some large walleyes that measure more than 22 inches as well as plenty of large trout.

The lake also is excellent for catching perch and pike!

Brown Trout
Largemouth Bass
Rainbow Trout
Perch Family
Pike Family
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Businesses Located Nearby

Boat Rental

    Boat Max
  • 507 Danbury Rd - New Milford, CT
  • (860) 350-2515
    Chatterton Marina
  • 5 Shore Dr - New Fairfield, CT
  • (203) 746-9138
    CT Marine Trades Association Incorporated
  • 7 Candleset Cove Rd - New Milford, CT
  • (860) 350-0059

Vacation Rental

Bar and Restaurant

    Bar Restaurant
  • 986 Mclean Ave - Yonkers, NY
  • (914) 237-9840
    Firehouse Bar & Restaurant
  • 75 Glen Rd - Sandy Hook, CT
  • (203) 426-4441
    Nick's Restaurant & Bar
  • 185 Fairfield Dr - Brewster, NY
  • (845) 279-5110

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