DEEP: Notice to Recreational Fishermen Reminder of Marine Recreational Fishery Rules

Notice to Recreational Fishermen

Reminder of Marine Recreational Fishery Rules

March 30, 2007

The DEP Marine Fisheries Division would like to remind recreational fishermen of the rules governing popular sport fish.

Species Creel Limit Minimum Length Open season
Summer Flounder 5 18 4/30 - 9/5
Scup 25
(60 for
party/charter boats
from 9/1 - 10/31)
10.5 6/1 - 10/31
Winter Flounder 10 12 4/1 - 5/30
Tautog 4 14 1/1 - 4/30
6/15 - 9/7
9/22 - 12/13
Striped Bass 2 28 Year round
Weakfish 10 16 Year round
Black Sea Bass 25 12 Year round
White Perch 30 7 Year round
Bluefish 10 including
snappers
No min length Year round
Shad (American
and Hickory)
6 in aggregate No min length Year round

The practice of releasing a previously retained fish to the water in order to keep a more desirable one is considered high-grading and is illegal in Connecticut.

If you have any questions, please contact the DEP Marine Fisheries Division, P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371 or by telephone at 860.434.6043 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. (N07-11)