Until recently, it’s been difficult to develop good information about where to seek wild trout in CT. The CT DEP (no “fish and game” department any more) lists only 28 Wild Trout Management Areas (WTMAs). You can find these documented in the links on the “CT Resources” menu on the right, including an interactive map on Google Maps, and a KMZ file that you can download with the streams marked.
Recently, we’ve developed two other sources for seeking out streams. First is the EBTJV watershed data, that color codes watersheds for the quality of their Brook Trout habitat. Second is data published by the DEP on surface water quality (the blue lines are Class AA water) from which we’ve created a KMZ file. You can see both below, depicted in Goole Earth.
Source: Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture and CT Department of Envirnomental Protection, Google Earth
You can download both of these data sets from the CT Resources menu on the right. You can also download a tutorial on how to set up your own “Wild Trout Workstation” for free from the Google Earth page in the GIS Tools menu.