Wononskopomuc Lake, CT


Wononskopomuc Lake

Town(s): Salisbury CT
County: Litchfield
Local Name: Lakeville Lake

Size: 348 acres
Average Depth: 36 feet
Maximum Depth: 102 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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Wononscopomuc Lake is located in the town of Salisbury and is a natural lake in the Housatonic River Drainage Basin. The water level was raised slightly by flashboards placed at the outlet. The watershed is 1,621 acres of mostly residential land with a small undeveloped wetland to the southeast. It is fed by Sucker Brook an one other small stream. It drains to the northeast into Factory Brook, a tributary of Salmon Creek. The shoreline is mostly wooded with home set back from the shore. Many of the larger homes on the western shore have lawns to the water’s edge. The eastern shore is mostly wooded. There is a town beach on the northern shore.

The transparency of the lake is very clear with a visibility of 16-17 ft. in summer. The fishing should be excellent for largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch and rock bass; good for both stocked and holdover trout; and fair for sunfish. There are good prospects for catching a brown trout over 20”.

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

Fishing Comments: Should be excellent for largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch and rock bass.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, White Sucker

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: A town-owned boat launch is located on the northeastern shore. A fee is charged to non-residents. Facilities at the access sire include a concrete ramp suitable for most boats, parking for 20 cars, toilets, a concession stand, and vending machines. From Rte. 44, take Rte. 41 south for 0.1 miles, right on Ethan Allen St. to launch.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Shoreline Development: 50-75%