Aspinook Pond, CT


Aspinook Pond

Town(s): Canterbury CT, Lisbon CT
County: New London, Windham

Size: 301 acres
Average Depth: 9 feet
Maximum Depth: 25 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Aspinook Pond is located within the towns of Lisbon, Griswold, and Canterbury. It is an impoundment of the Quinebaug River in the Thames River Drainage Basin. The lake proper extends from Butts Bridge Road in Canterbury to the dam at Jewett City. There are 415,667 acres encompassing the watershed for the Quinebaug River north of Jewett City. The land surrounding the lake is mostly woods and wetland with moderate amounts of residential development. In addition to the Quinebaug River, the pond is fed by Cory Brook from the west , nearby Clayville Pond from the east, and by several small streams.

The shoreline is mostly wooded with a cluster of residential development in the central part of the lake. A railroad truck flanks the southeastern shore of .75 miles. Another track parallels most of the western shore and crosses the northern end of the pond. A private campground is located on the western shore.

Largemouth bass densities are slightly below average for all sizes in the lake. Small yellow perch and black crappie are overabundant and slow-growing, with larger fish being rare. White perch and sunfish are present at average densities. Fishing for panfish should be very active, but few large ones will be caught.

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: Should be fair for largemouth bass. Fishing for panfish should be very active, but few large ones will be caught,
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Black Crappie, White Perch, White Catfish, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: There is no state-pwned access on the pond. Boating access is limited to a private pay launch in the campground on the western shore and a small town-pned car-top launch in Bennett Cove.
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: 50-75%