DEEP: Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater (Marine) Fishing

Connecticut offers some of the best saltwater fishing that few places can rival. With over 100 species of fish found in Long Island Sound, anglers can enjoy some of the very best striped bass, bluefish, summer flounder, scup, hickory shad, black sea bass and tautog fishing along the entire coast. The State of Connecticut offers anglers many fishing opportunities with excellent boat launches along the coast and great shore fishing locations at coastal state and city parks, and convenient party and charter boat fishing.  

Saltwater Fishing Resource Maps
Looking for a place to Fish, find a Party /Charter Vessel to go fishing on, Launch a Boat or Locate a Bait and Tackle shop?
Use our new interactive Saltwater Fishing Resource Maps to help plan your next trip!
Both maps have the same information but it is presented in different forms.  The "all in one" map is better suited to desktop computers, while the "Story Map" is better suited to mobile devices - although either one should work on any device.
Enhanced Recreational Fishing
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Marine Waters Fishing License FAQ

2019 Multi-Lingual Marine Recreational Fishing Regulation Sign

2019 Recreational Marine Fishing Regulations

Whale Watching Guidelines

Blue Crab Fact Sheet

Connecticut State Boundary Line in Long Island Sound

Federal Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Compliance Guides


Alewife And Blueback Herring - Emergency Fishery Closure is in Effect

Content last updated April 16, 2018