Latest Bites – May 2017
May 13, 2017 is FREE Fishing Day. Anyone can fish inland or marine waters without a fishing license. See details and list of events below.
Trout Stocking continues into mid-May. Each day new waters are stocked. A new interactive trout stocking map is available on our webpage. You can also get daily stocking updates by following us on Facebook.
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2017 MARINE FISH regulations have changed for Summer Flounder (Fluke) and those for Black Sea Bass may change later this year (stay tuned).
May 20, 2017 is the annual Rainbow Fishway open house from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Come take a tour of the fishway and see fish migrating upstream in the underground viewing window. GPS Address: 400 Rainbow Road, Windsor, CT.
Opening May 1:
Closed on May 1: Blackfish (reopens July 1 to August 31)
Opening May 17:
Summer Flounder (Fluke) with a daily limit of 3 fish and a minimum size of 19 inches (except at Enhanced Opportunity Shore Fishing locations where the minimum size is 17 inches).
2017 Fishing Licenses: Licenses for the 2017 season are now available through our on-line system (mobile friendly). 100% of your investment in the license goes to support Connecticut’s fish and wildlife. A great way for you to show your support for CT’s natural resources.