Just a reminder that the Fisheries Division has extended the Catch and Release window two weeks, through December 15, as a result of public request and subsequent survey results. Over 2,500 people responded to our survey with 75% indicating that the Catch and Release period should be extended within the Atlantic Salmon Management Areas on the Naugatuck River and Shetucket River.
The Fisheries Division opted to balance this large majority input with the desire of many to harvest an Atlantic salmon. Opening Day for harvest is December 16th. The Fisheries Division has stocked about 800 2+ year old salmon this fall and will be stocking about 250 3+ year old fish in early December. Some of the fish being stocked in the next couple of weeks, the 4+ year old, will be approaching 20 pounds! Enjoy!