Bashan Lake

Details

Location:
East Haddam, CT
United States United States
Coordinates:
41.4908, -72.4107
Depth (average):
15.5 Feet
Depth (max):
47 Feet
Distance:
273 Acres
Description:

BASHAN LAKE, East Haddam (273 acres)
BASS MANAGEMENT LAKE
Species: (T LMB SMB CP CB YP S)
Season: Open 6:00 am 3rd Saturday April-last day February.
Largemouth & smallmouth bass: 12” to 16” protected slot limit.
Daily creel limit-6 bass, only 2 may be 16” or greater.
Other: 35 mph speed limit days, 6 mph limit 1/2 hour after
sunset to 8 am.
The lake is natural in origin, but the surface has been raised by a masonry and earthen dam. At the normal surface elevation of 386 feet above sea level, the lake has a surface area of about 265 acres, contains approximately 1.4 billion gallons of water, and has a maximum depth of 47 feet, and an average depth of about 15.5 feet. Bashan Lake receives water from several small streams, and from ground water that enters through the lake bottom. Water flowing out of the lake enters Moodus Reservoir, located to the northeast.
The lake bottom consist mostly of sand, gravel, and boulders; along the northern shoreline, the bottom consists primarily of boulders and rock ledge. Organic muck and mud cover some of the flatter bottom areas of the lake. The lake has a watershed area of 1.97 square miles (1,261 acres), which contains approximately 290 acres of low to moderate density residential housing, 353 acres of wetlands and waterways, and 618 acres of farmland and woodland.

The shoreline of Bashan Lake is extensively developed with numerous cottages, houses, and private shore facilities. Public access to Bashan Lake is provide at a state owned boat launch area at the southeast end of the lake. The launch area can be reached by taking Exit 16 from Route 2 and proceeding south on Route 149 to Route 151; follow Route 151 south and proceed east on Route 82 for approximately 0.1 miles turning west on to Mount Parnassus Road; follow Mount Parnassus road 1.2 miles turning west onto Ballyhack Road. The launch is 0.9 miles from this turn.

The area offers a gravel boat launch and parking for 15 vehicles. In addition to the shallow launch conditions, boats must navigate a narrow, risky channel before entering Bashan Lake. There are chemical toilets on a seasonal basis. The shoreline and all islands in Bashan Lake are privately owned.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area
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Map for 41.4908, -72.4107
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Fishing Reports

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Fish

Largemouth-240-fw

Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)

Freshwater
Smallmouth-240-fw

Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu)

Freshwater
Blackcrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Yellowperch-240-fw

Perch, Yellow (Perca flavescens)

Freshwater
Chainpickerel-240-fw

Pickerel, Chain (Esox niger)

Freshwater
Browntrout-240-fw

Trout, Brown (Salmo trutta)

Freshwater

Guides

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Lodges

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Tournaments

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