The Connecticut River offers miles of public access for shore fishing along both of its banks, plus numerous boat launching facilities both public and private. Favored fishing locations are around and under bridges, and especially around the mouths of major tributaries (see list). Whether you want to fish it intensively casting lures or flies from a boat, or relax on the shore and watch a propped up, baited rod on a summer evening when the catfish are biting, there are few waters that can offer the quality, abundance, and diversity of this fishery. So pick a spot or a boat ramp, grab your equipment and fishing partners, and see if you, like so many others every year, can make the Connecticut give up its piscatorial treasures…