I fish it pretty regular during open water times of the year. I do catch walleye there but the size is small, averaging about 13". I catch most of my walleye there in the spring and fall. At those times I would rate the walleye bite as Good....definitely not Excellent. Actually, this past year was not all that great as previous years. Also, I catch smallmouth bass at New London from spring to fall and I would rate them as Very Good with an average size of about 12". I have caught a couple 3lb.+ smallies there but I really don't target them all that much. What New London has a ton of are rockbass! These I would rate as Excellent and definitely what I have caught the most of there and throughout the year. Their sizes are very large as well (as far as rockbass go). All in all, I love the quietness of the lake and clarity of the water. I also release all of the bass I catch and strongly suggest doing so. I, personally, do not keep the smallmouth as I believe they are a vulnerable fishery and can be damaged quickly with harvesting in such a small reservoir. Nevertheless, the law permits legal harvesting of them so the choice is yours and I would not fault you either way. The walleye there are stocked and non-reproducing, i.e. put and take. So, I do keep walleye if they are 15" or over as well as rockbass on occasion. I only wish they would instill a 15" or greater size limit on the walleye there as I believe it would substantially increase the average size of the walleye in the lake. But, then again, I am not a fisheries biologist so my opinion is just that....a non-scientific based opinion. Hope this helps!
Last edited by Sluggo; 01-05-2011 at 11:09 AM.