Fishing in Connecticut During COVID-19

Whether you’re fly fishing the Housatonic or Farmington Rivers, catching monster Northern Pike in Bantam Lake, or even cruising Long Island Sound for favorites like fluke, porgy, sea bass, and bluefish, fishing in Connecticut has never been more popular.

And thanks to our friends at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), now it’s even easier to get out there, with online resources and a website filled with tips, guides, maps and more. Check out a few of the great sites available to help you reel in the big one in Connecticut.

The 2020 fishing season is now open. DEEP is encouraging all anglers to follow social distancing practices.

Where to Fish

Interactive Trout Map: See here for up to date trout stocking locations

Fish Distribution Report Annual report of all stocked species

Trout Parks

Community Fishing Waters

Enhanced Opportunity Shore Access

Fishing Areas With Disabled Access – See bottom of page

Trout Management Areas

Connecticut is Fishy

Saltwater Fishing Map

Where to Fish

Records/Awards

Trophy Fish Award Program

Freshwater State Records

Saltwater State Records

Youth and Women’s Saltwater Trophy Fish Records

Catch and Release Saltwater State Record Fish

Marine Fish Trophy Award Brochure

Bait and Tackle Shops

More Information

How Much Does Your Fish Weigh?

How Old is Your Fish?

How to Catch Saltwater Fish

Ice Safety

Tips for Better Catch and Release

Important Information on Sea Turtles 

Volunteer Opportunities

Weekly Fishing Report

Whale Watching Guidelines 

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