PROTECT TYLER LAKE BOATERS, you are urged to keep your boat’s hull and outdrive clean and free of weeds. If you use the DEEP marina, your boat may be inspected for invasive plant and aquatic life when you launch.
Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions
Tyler Lake is located in the town of Goshen and is a natural lake within the Housatonic River Drainage Basin. Its water level was raised slightly by a masonry dam. The watershed is 4,166 acres of mostly undeveloped woods and agricultural land with moderate residential development. The lake is fed by West Side Pond Brook, Sucker Brook, a small stream and a bottom springs. It drains southward into a stream that feeds Woodridge Lake, which drains via the Marshapaug River into the East Branch Shepaug River. The shoreline is dominated by residences with the exception of a wooded marsh on the northern shore. The transparency of the lake is fair to clear with a visibility of 7-11 ft. in summer. The bottom of the lake consists of rock, sand, gravel, mud and organic muck.
Fishing should be excellent for yellow perch and bullheads, good for seasonally stocked trout; good for crappie, sunfish and rock bass; and fair for bass.
Bass Action Plan
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth) provide tremendous ecological, social and economic benefits to the state of Connecticut. Accordingly, bass are a high priority management species for the CT DEEP Fisheries Division. However, there are challenges to maintaining high quality bass fishing opportunities as our fisheries and the anglers who target them continue to evolve. To meet these challenges, we have developed the new draft Bass Action Plan. Building on decades of research in Connecticut and elsewhere, the plan highlights specific actions that can be taken to sustain and improve bass fishing in Connecticut. Continued collaboration between the Fisheries Division and the anglers of Connecticut will be crucial in realizing our shared goal – improved bass fishing opportunities for everyone in the years to come. To that end, we encourage you to register for our public informational session on July 12, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm where Fisheries Division staff will provide an overview and answer questions. You are also encouraged to submit feedback on the Bass Action Plan using this form. With your feedback, the Fisheries Division will refine and finalize the draft Bass Action Plan. As a living document, the plan will continue to be updated in response to new scientific evidence, angler preferences, environmental conditions, levels of success achieved, and other factors. View the Bass Action Plan: Bass Action Plan Register for the informational session: Register Submit feedback on the plan: Submission Form