DEEP: Fishing

Fishing - Share the Experience

Don't Forget! - Opening Day is Saturday April 14!
{Interactive Fish Map Logo}
Something Fishy in Connecticut is a new interactive fishing resource for novice and expert alike. Within a 60 minute drive you can be fly fishing the famed Housatonic or Farmington River, catching monster pike in Bantam Lake, jumbo carp from the Connecticut River, or on the Sound fishing for tasty favorites like fluke, porgy, black sea bass, striped bass and bluefish.
This interactive application has lots of great information, including interactive maps and links, providing all you need to know about Connecticut's fisheries.
{BNR 150th Anniversary Logo} The DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources celebrated 150 Years of Natural Resource Conservation in Connecticut in 2016. We looked back at our history and also forward to the future of natural resources in our state. Check out our historical timeline: Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources Through the Years and see what it was like "Then and Now."
Division News - Quarterly reports from the Inland Fisheries and Marine Fisheries Divisions. 

December 27, 2017
The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting a public hearing of the ASMFC to gather input on Draft Addendum XXX to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Black Sea Bass. (N17-30)
Public Hearing will be held January 10, 2018
Public comment accepted until 5:00 pm on January 22, 2018

December 21, 2017
The Lobster Management Area 6 LCMT will meet via teleconference to address latency and develop a reduction proposal to be considered by the American Lobster Management Board at their May 2018 meeting. (N17-29)
Meeting to be held January 9, 2018

December 15, 2017
The DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is hosting a Public Hearing of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to gather input on Draft Addendum XXVI to the American Lobster Fishery Management Plan and Addendum III to the Jonah Crab Fishery Management Plan. (N17-28)
Public Hearing to be held January 18, 2018

December 12, 2017
Departmentís 2018 commercial harvest plan for quota-managed species and other species managed under interstate fishery management plans.

November 28, 2017
Effective 0001 hours Friday, December 1, 2017, the summer flounder commercial fishery possession limit will be increased to 200 pounds. (N17-25)

November 17, 2017
Quota Managed Species Meeting Notice
A meeting of seafood dealers and commercial fishermen that harvest quota-managed species has been scheduled. (N17-22)
Meeting to be held December 4, 2017

October 25, 2017
Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, October 26, 2017, the scup commercial fishery possession limit will be increased. (N17-21)

October 23, 2017
For paying passengers on party or charter fishing vessels, the black sea bass possession limit for November and December is reverting back to 8 fish. For private anglers, the possession limit remains 5 fish. The minimum legal length for all is 15 inches, excluding the dorsal tail filament or tendril.

Content last updated December 2017