Candlewood lake: 5/20/2018

Winning Boater:
Winning Rider:

Boat Launch: Squantz Cove
Time: 7am-3pm
: Largemouth and smallmouth bass
Motor Size: Up to 250 horsepower
Size limit: 12 inches
Limit: 5 fish per man

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Candlewood Lake
The largest lake in Connecticut and one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States. The Lake has a surface area of 8.4 square miles (5,420 acres / 21.8 km) with 86-miles (106 km) of shoreline. Most of the lake is approximately 40 feet (12m) deep and the lake has a maximum depth of just over 80 feet (24m). The visibility in the lake typically between 5-20 feet.

Candlewood Lake was created in the 1920s with water from the Housatonic River which is released from the dam built by Connecticut Light & Power. This facility is the first pumped-storage hydroelectric facility built in the U.S.

The lake is one of the most popular lakes in the area for boating, fishing (including ice fishing), waterskiing, wakeboarding, and jet-skiing. The lake is the summer social hub of the five communities that surround it and also assumes the additional identity of an idyllic weekend escape for many from Manhattan.

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