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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch and chain pickerel at Moodus Reservoir in Connecticut.

Moodus Reservoir, CT

Special boat speed limits are in effect on Moodus Reservoir. The lake is made up of two pools covering 480 acres (Upper 360 + Lower 120) and is located in the south-central part of the state, 2 miles east of Moodus.

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Moodus Reservoir, located in East Haddam, Connecticut, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a tranquil and rewarding fishing experience. This 430-acre reservoir offers a peaceful setting surrounded by scenic landscapes, making it an ideal spot for anglers to cast their lines.

One of the popular fish species found in Moodus Reservoir is largemouth bass. Anglers are drawn to this lake for its healthy population of bass, known for their aggressive strikes and strong fights. The reservoir's structure, including submerged vegetation, fallen trees, and rocky areas, provides excellent habitat for bass. Anglers often use a variety of techniques such as casting with plastic worms, crankbaits, or topwater lures to entice the largemouth bass hiding in the lake's waters.

In addition to largemouth bass, Moodus Reservoir is also home to other popular fish species such as northern pike, pickerel, and various panfish species including bluegill and pumpkinseed. Pike and pickerel fishing can be particularly exciting as these predatory fish offer powerful fights and thrilling strikes. Anglers often use flashy spoons, spinnerbaits, or live bait to target these aggressive predators.

When planning a fishing trip to Moodus Reservoir, anglers should familiarize themselves with the fishing regulations specific to the reservoir, including size and creel limits for different fish species. It is important to follow these regulations to maintain the health of the fish population and sustain a thriving fishery.

Moodus Reservoir in Connecticut offers anglers a peaceful and rewarding fishing experience, with its diverse fish species, serene surroundings, and boating opportunities. Whether you're targeting bass, pike, pickerel, or panfish, Moodus Reservoir provides a tranquil setting for anglers to enjoy a memorable fishing adventure in the heart of nature.

Together the two pools have about 8 miles of shoreline, much of which is developed or has limited access for fishing from the bank. Fish species include bass, pickerel, perch and sunfish. This small lake is ideal for kayaks, canoes and rowboats. The Upper Moodus Reservoir Boat Launch is open to the public and has parking for 10 vehicles with trailers.

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Primary fish species residing in Moodus Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Black crappie Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Chain pickerel

Moodus Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Lakeside Dan's
Rentals: Fishing boats and kayaks
860 759-3054

Boating is a popular activity on Moodus Reservoir, allowing anglers to explore different areas of the lake and find their preferred fishing spots. The reservoir permits non-motorized boats such as canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards, providing a peaceful and environmentally friendly fishing experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Upper Moodus Reservoir Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Launching Area Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping facilities are available near Moodus Reservoir, offering anglers the opportunity to extend their fishing trips and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Nearby campgrounds and state parks provide amenities such as tent sites, RV hook-ups, picnic areas, and access to hiking trails, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable camping experience.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Grandview Camping & Cottages - 860 873-3332

Markham Meadows Campground - 860 267-9738

Salem Farms Campground - 860 859-2320

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Contact Information

Moodus Reservoir
Upper Moodus Reservoir Boat Launch
East Haddam, CT 06423
860 424-3000


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