Fishing At Bantam Lake
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, rock bass, white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel and northern pike at Bantam Lake in Connecticut.
Home to good largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing, Bantam Lake is an ideal location for the numerous bass tournaments held here annually. This is a 950-acre lake, located in the northwest corner of CT. There are almost 10 miles of shoreline and a considerable list of fish species to be caught here. Bass, crappie, trout, sunfish, perch, pickerel and northern pike all swim in these waters. The lake is open to any horsepower outboards, but car toppers, canoes and kayaks are all popular here as well. There is a boat launch ramp, marina and store at Point Folly. There is another boat launch at Deer Island.
Primary fish species residing in Bantam Lake
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Bantam Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Bantam Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Palmer Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Litchfield Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off North Shore Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Southeast Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Boat Launch Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
White Memorial Family Campground - 860 567-0089
Cozy Hills Campground - 860 567-2119
Bantam Lake CT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
White Memorial Family Campground & Marina
N Shore Road
Bantam, CT 06750
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Fishing for bass, crappie, trout, sunfish, perch, pickerel and northern pike, in northwest CT at Bantam Lake.