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State Record Marine Fish

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Red type signifies a new record for 2011.
2011 Marine Fisheries Trophy Fish Award Program Summary!

Category

Common Name

Weight

Length

Location Caught

Angler

Year Caught

lbs.

oz.

Nearshore

(Long Island Sound – Fishers Island Sound)

American Eel

4

4

 

Cedar Island, Clinton

Stanley Zalewski

2009

Atlantic Bonito

8

10

 

Waterford Beach

Scott Marsie

1999

Black Sea Bass

7

8

 

Six Mile Reef, Clinton

Mike Lane

2005

Black Sea Bass (Catch & Release)

 

 

21″

Hatchett Reef

Jason Bradshaw

2010

Blackfish (Tautog)

23

9

33″

Two Tree Island

Kendall Owens

2011

Blackfish (Catch & Release)

8

8

23.5″

Thames River

Paul Faucher

2011

Bluefish

24

13

 

Norwalk Islands

Charles J. Toth

1979

Bluefish (Catch & Release)

14

0

35″

Stratford Shoal Middle Ground

Danny Keeler

2011

Conger Eel

5

12

 

Stonington

Daniel Hatfield

2009

Cunner

2

12

 

Dumping Grounds, Groton

Michael Ricitelli

2000

Hickory Shad

3

4

 

Niantic River, Niantic

Richard Kozlowski

2003

Little Tunny (False Albacore)

14

12

 

Millstone Outfall, Waterford

Robert Bernier

2000

Oyster Toadfish

2

8

 

Millstone Point, Waterford

Zach Naoumides

2007

Oyster Toadfish (Catch & Release)

2

0

14″

Fish Island, Norwalk

George Fisher

2010

Sandbar (Brown) Shark

118

7

 

CT River, Old Saybrook

Bruce Kelly

1995

Scup (Porgy)

3

14

 

Southwest Reef

Jay Setaro

1992

Scup (Porgy) (Catch & Release)

2

3

17″

Niantic Bay

Jeff Puglise

2011

Sheepshead Porgy

10

11

 

Branford Reef

Clyde Turner

1998

Striped Bass

81

15

54″

Outer Southwest Reef

Greg Myerson

2011

Striped Bass (Catch & Release)

47

0

48″

Valiant Rock

Chris McDowell

2010

Summer Flounder (Fluke)

14

4

 

Fayerweather Island

Quinto Fillippino

2006

Summer Flounder (Catch & Release)

7

0

25.25″

The Race

Chris McDowell

2010

Weakfish

17

14

 

Fayerweather Island

June Andrejko

1986

Winter Flounder

6

1

 

Millstone Pt., Waterford

Tom Kobas

1999

Winter Skate

14

7

 

Black Point, Niantic

Fred Pinto

2003

Offshore

(Outside of Long Island Sound – Fishers Island)

Albacore

66

8

 

Block Canyon

Michael F. Norton

1992

Atlantic Bonito

8

14

 

Block Island Sound

Jack Balint

1997

Atlantic Cod

45

0

 

South of Block Island

John Chomen

2004

Black Sea Bass

7

6

 

Block Island Sound

Thomas Massini

2009

Blue Marlin

449

6

 

Atlantis Canyon

Jeffrey K. Eckert

2001

Blue Shark

361

0

 

Ranger Wreck

Robert H. Oslen

1993

Blue Shark (Catch & Release)

 

 

120″

Block Island Sound

Timothy E. Kilbride

2009

Blue Shark (Catch & Release)

 

 

96″

Block Island Sound

Claire C. Kilbride

2009

Bluefin Tuna

770

0

 

Block Island Sound

Lester Debetta

1990

Cunner

3

4

 

Block Island Sound

Wesley E. Sargent

1998

Little Tunny

16

13

37″

Butterfish Hole

Vincent Deledda

2011

Little Tunny (Catch & Release)

6

8

26.5″

Block Island Sound

Timothy E. Kilbride

2009

Mako Shark

650

0

 

Block Island Sound

Gregory J. Erisoty

1987

Pollock

34

2

 

Block Island Sound

Joe DeCosta

2000

Striped Bass

50

14

 

Southwest Ledge, R.I.

Roman Dudus

2002

Summer Flounder (Fluke)

14

8

 

Misquamicut Beach

Michael W. Adams, Sr.

1989

Swordfish

359

0

 

Fish Tales

Fred J. Malcarne

2004

White Marlin

108

8

 

Block Canyon

Frederick Iasiello

1988

Winter Flounder

4

1

 

Block Island Sound

Spiros Barberis

1989

Winter Skate

17

6

 

Watch Hill, Mystic

William F. Zanks

1995

Yellowfin Tuna

210

7

 

Block Canyon

Charles J. Lobacz

1991

Exotic Marine Species

(Rare Species)

Atlantic Stingray (Catch & Release)

14

4

58″

New Haven Breakwater

Larry E. Lainey

2010

Banded Rudderfish

1

1

12.6″

Pleasure Beach, Jordan Cove

Valinn Ranelli

2011

Black Drum

15

3

 

New Haven Breakwater

Howard D. LaFrance

2001

Black Grouper

1

4

13.5″

Millstone Discharge

Hugh Durham

2012

Cobia

18

0

 

East Haven

Nicholas Carafeno

2008

Gray Triggerfish

4

7

 

Niantic Bay, Waterford

Christine Small

2007

Inshore Lizardfish (Catch & Release)

0

8

10″

Milford Point

Dean Vogel, Sr.

2011

Ladyfish

2

8

 

Millstone Pt., Waterford

Arnie Costello

1995

Monkfish

18

6

 

Weekapaug Point, R.I.

William Zanks

2002

Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

235

0

 

Block Island Sound

Richard Bonaccorsi

1992

Spanish Mackerel

6

5

 

Branford Beacon

Michael Audet

2003

Thresher Shark

467

0

 

Montauk Pt.

Mark Hiller

2006

Torpedo Ray

89

8

 

Misquamicut, R.I.

Chuck Adams

2008

Wahoo

88

0

 

Fish Tales

Mike Matrishon

2005

Blue Crab

Blue Crab

1

1

8.75″

Old Saybrook

Cody Lessard

2005

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