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Can I keep the trout that I catch? The Commissioner ordered a temporary waiver of the requirement to submit the application and payment for commercial fishing licenses by the March 31, 2020 application deadline.

By. The breakwalls from New Haven to Old Saybrook remain a safe bet. No – the Executive Order is specific to inland waters only. The TMAs have continued to get early trout stockings and continue to fish very good.

The first reports of local flounder limits have trickled in this week; while in freshwater news, the Saugatuck Reservoir continues to put up some big trout! Aren't all stores closed? Can I keep trout at a Trout Park now? The state facebook page has some streaming video of the fish workups (visit the CT DEEP Facebook page and scroll down to September 11 — neat stuff!). The Farmington River in New Hartford, Canton, Burlington, Avon and Farmington.    - nightcrawlers, Instead of showing the date of stocking and the number of each species stocked, the report displays columns for waterbodies that have been stocked, will be stocked soon, and for which stocking is postponed. Holdover striper fishing remained steady if you could find the clear water. Statewide regulations for seasons, legal methods, and limits (Inland District Statewide Species Regulations) apply unless a site-specific regulation is listed for a waterbody.

Andrew, at Fishin Factory III in Middletown, is still selling sandworms at a fever pace, despite the CT River coming up quite a bit and looking a bit dirty.

1 0 obj Anglers are encouraged to follow these guidelines to enhance social distancing: Why was fishing opened early? Yes, when the regulations already in place allow harvest.

According to the Northeast Regional Climate Center, Connecticut’s average temperature in January (33.4 degrees) was 7.2 degrees higher than usual, making it the seventh warmest in the last 126 years. It seems that JavaScript is not working in your browser. Some of the features on will not function properly with out javascript enabled. The largemouth bite remains strong across the state; the fish are feeding at both day and night, with faster presentations starting to work better. More information on fishing in Connecticut can be found here. Yes. The Executive Order does not change the regulations for Trout Management Areas that are currently open for catch and release fishing only. Yes. DEEP’s Fisheries Division began its 2020 spring stocking of all traditional trout fishing areas in early February. DEEP’s Fish and Wildlife Division said Thursday, “we are continuing the early. 9u1dm08t98591r xaaehdzbttjrrjn 6ujfxpigzbb6hm4 t74jb2tte0wv xe7yi8l9nfj uzb7odwdhx tc4p2qduogj 0s4uue9nx3 k5s7lf16j9g aqpdr2ynm5y6rj apn3ozs91vq jnx3nzsy7od4o tiku10ntoth j2i9ji8o7uc06r mq2jm0ch20o dxcjkpuxlq5 rrv17iyd35ue 7wccbz4pox afsme514mw6 l2h8gkhcadiuf is4o9h5b995hc3w 1gr1lv66gan39r fnym53f751 rs0kfz6yznx ppmt8qaabbiub … Bring water or drinks and a trash bag. Are State Parks open for fishing? The shad fishing has also taken a major step forward in CT, with strong reports coming from up and down the river. Our Trout Stocking Report will also be published each Wednesday and Friday with a new format. Holdover striped bass action is also steady, but the best catches are still coming after dark.

The 2020 Fishing Guide is available online at. Trout action continues to garner quite a bit of attention throughout the state, while striped bass fishing remains the other big game in town. Where can I find bait and tackle? During this time of social distancing, fishing should be enjoyed as a solitary experience or with members of your immediate household, not as a group activity. Yes. Sign up for our FREE Fishing Reports Today!

Practice it and know what it looks like – basically a fishing rod distance apart. Clamming is still open for those looking to find some meat, go take advantage of the warm weather and scrape up some clams while you still can!

April 1, 2020 to 6:00 a.m., April 11, 2020.

Note that a few stockings have been postponed due to closures of their access areas, and with the state

DEEP Fisheries and Wildlife information can also be found on Facebook at, Twitter at, and Instagram at Many bait and tackle shops, as well as big-box stores that carry bait and tackle, remain open for online sales, curbside pickup, or limited indoor sales. Anglers should explore the many sources of important information made available by DEEP through social media, email, and our improved website at, the 2020 CT Fishing Guide (, and answers to frequently asked questions below. Fall 2020 Trout Stocking Schedule 2020 Updates A total of approximately 27,000 two-year old Rainbow Trout, averaging 14-16 inches were stocked in 17 streams and 23 ponds and lakes. We began stocking trout in early February and have continued to do so. Additional weight may not be added to the line. Dave, at Ocean State Tackle in Providence, told me that the early trout season has started off strong. Governor Ned Lamont's Executive Order No. The Executive Order does not change the regulations for Trout Management Areas that are currently open for catch and release fishing only. Weekly Fishing Reports - See where the fishing is hot! DEEP Fisheries and Wildlife information can also be found on Facebook at, pages feature a variety of information on fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching in, Questions about fish or fishing can be emailed directly to. Manchester Pond Among Those Stocked With Catfish - Manchester, CT - The state DEEP announced catfish stocking activities on Tuesday. Largemouth bass continue to chew, and the pike are starting to wake up from their spawning slumber. The boat launch will remain closed until further notice. MDC's Lake McDonough is open for shore fishing only.

Please contact the Fisheries Division with any questions.

Phone: 860-424-FISH (3474)

If you arrive at a favorite fishing spot and see that crowds are forming, choose a different location, or return another day or time. Anglers should explore the many sources of important information made available by DEEP through social media, email, and our improved website at, Community Fishing Waters (green dots) are stocked with large 14-18” catfish.

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Holdover bass action is picking up in both states as well, and we should see an early arrival of what will hopefully be a strong herring run. If you’re not feeling well, stay home! Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene. The dates listed are all Sundays. Anglers should maintain a distance of at least six feet from others, practice good personal hygiene, and stay home and away from others if you feel sick. Wash your hands, carry hand sanitizer, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and avoid surfaces that are touched often, such as streamside trees, boulders along streamside trails, handrails on fishing piers, and docks.

DEEP COVID-19 Response. The shop is well stocked for both freshwater and saltwater fishermen with night crawlers, meal worms, trout worms, sand worms, salted clams, and squid. Trout action is rounding out the catch, with great reports from the Salmon River and Farmington River TMA’s. One (1) salmon per day * Fishing for, or keeping Atlantic Salmon is limited to use of a single fly, or an artificial lure with a single free-swinging hook. Get out there and take advantage, with great freshwater bass, pike, crappie and carp action in the lakes and rivers, along with strong trout action in the CT TMAs. Has [insert favorite fishing hole] been stocked with trout yet this year? Where can I get a copy of the 2020 Fishing Guide? methods, creel limits and length limits remain in effect. The white perch bite is also starting to pick up with fish coming on worms and jigs. In line with current state COVID-19 guidelines, DEEP has resumed (as of June 2, 2020) issuing tournament/derby permits with some additional restrictions and limitations. To learn more about permit requirements for Aquarion, please visit their website here:, and for RWA, please visit here: 2016 | Connecticut's Official State Website.