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Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury is not only about as clean a freshwater body as you will find in Connecticut, it's got some of the best freshwater fishing you can imagine, as well. Seven pound bass. Record breaking lake trout. These are the things that are said to be found under the surface of this ancient lake.

According to, Lake Quassapaug is the product of natural springs and consists of a full 296 acres. Legend actually has it that Quassapaug came to being as a result of the ice age. The very clarity of the water itself seems to actually attest to that. How many man made lakes, after all, allow you to see clear to the bottom? claims that Quassapaug has a wide variety of fish to catch: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, catfish, spotted bass, white bass, striped bass, and trout all reportedly call the lake home and are there for fishermen to reel in.

One catch – no pun intended – you may need a beach membership to actually be able to fish Quassapaug. There are, however, beaches that fishermen can join, beaches which allow for several varieties of boats. It may cost money, but man, it can be worth it.

That's the thing about Connecticut – there's great places to fish, but sometimes they come at a cost. The cost can be financial, or in travel or even in research. The fish are here, though, and they're a whole lot of fun to catch.

Take a look at some of the beaches and organizations Lake Quassapaug has to offer. A quick scan of the internet should give you all the info you need to get started. Who knows? You may find yourself rewarded with some great Connecticut freshwater fishing. And that, fellow anglers, is never a bad thing.

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