What kind of fish are in Lake Lillinonah?

Fishing At Lake Lillinonah Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white catfish, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish,white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel and northern pike at Lake Lillinonah in Connecticut.

Where can I catch northern pike in CT?

Northern Pike can be found in:

  • Connecticut River, its coves and major tributaries like the Mattabesset River and Salmon River.
  • Below Pachaug Pond (Pachaug River and Hopeville Pond)
  • Lake Lillinonah.
  • Quaddick Reservoir.
  • Housatonic River (Above Great Falls and the Bulls Bridge Impoundment)
  • Shetucket River (Below Willimantic)

Where can I catch pike in NH?

The New Hampshire State record pike (26 lbs., 9.44 oz.; 44.50″) was caught on Moore Reservoir in 2013. Habitat: In rivers and streams, pike can be found in sluggish, cool water, while in lakes they prefer weedy or cold, clear, rocky areas. Spawning takes place in flooded marshes, small streams, and backwater coves.

Are Muskie in CT?

All spawn in the early spring in very shallow water. A fourth species, the muskellunge (Esox masquinongy), has been occasionally reported in Connecticut, but no reproducing populations are present.

Where is lillinonah?

Lake Lillinonah /ˌlɪlɪˈnoʊnə/ is a manmade lake located in Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties of Western Connecticut, approximately 60 miles (97 km) northeast of New York City. It is the second largest lake in Connecticut, smaller only than Candlewood Lake.

Are there Muskie in NH?

All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, northern pike and tiger muskie in New Hampshire. This state offers unique fishing opportunities.

What lakes in NH have pike?

Our Hotspots For Winter Pike

  • Mansfield Hollow Reservoir.
  • Lake Lillinonah.
  • MAINE.
  • Sabattus Pond.
  • Lake Chauncy.

Are pickerel and pike related?

While northern pike (Esox lucius) and chain pickerel (Esox niger) are actually two separate types of fish, they are nonetheless fairly closely related to one another, as they belong to both the wider pike family Esocidae and the same genus type Esox.

Is it a pike or pickerel?

While you will hear our anglers use the terms Pike and Pickerel referring to the toothy fish that are showing up constantly in this derby. But pike and pickerel are two different types of fish. A Pike is also called a Northern Pike while a Pickerel is also called a Chain Pickerel.

Can I swim at Lake Lillinonah?

This shimmering body of water is the second-largest lake in The Nutmeg State. And because of its massive size, you rarely see giant crowds along the shore. Whether you come here to swim, fish, or kayak, there’s no denying the appeal of Lake Lillinonah’s clean and clear waters.