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Inland District Statewide Species Regulations

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DETERMINING REGULATIONS

A summary of the Statewide Species Open Seasons, Legal Methods and Length & Daily Creel Limits is listed in the table below. The regulations on many water bodies differ from the statewide regulations.

Use this two-step process to determine regulations on a specific waterbody:

  1. 1. Check the table below for the general statewide regulations.
  2. 2. Refer to the specific waterbody in the alphabetical listings of Lakes & Ponds or Rivers & Streams for special site-specific regulations. If no site-specific regulations are listed for a waterbody, statewide regulations apply for seasons, methods, and/or limits.

Unless otherwise indicated in the Lakes & Ponds and Rivers & Streams listings:

  • Lakes and ponds are open year-round.
  • Rivers & streams are open from 6:00 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday in April through the last day of February (Closed to all fishing from March 1st to 6:00 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday in April).

The open seasons listed in this table do not apply in areas closed to all fishing during a period of the year.

Lower River/Tidal Waters

Designated rivers & streams with no closed season. These include the entire Connecticut and Thames Rivers, and downstream portions of the Coginchaug, Farmington, Housatonic, Mattabesset, Mystic, Naugatuck, Niantic, Quinnipiac and Salmon Rivers. Check individual waterbody listing for boundaries.

For more information on Legal Methods & Gear, Length Limits, Creel & Possession Limits and Species, refer to the definitions.

Note: Regulations for several marine species found in the Inland District are subject to change.

Species

Notes

Legal methods

Area

Open Season*

Minimum Length

Daily Creel Limit

Alewife/Blueback Herring

Daily creel limit is for both species in aggregate.

Taking of anadromous alewife & blueback herring from all Connecticut waters is prohibited. Emergency closure is in effect. See Broodstock Atlantic Salmon & River Herring for more information.

Exception: Landlocked alewife only may be taken from specific lakes. See Broodstock Atlantic Salmon & River Herring for list of lakes. Methods, seasons & creel limits for these lakes are as follows:

Angling

Lakes & Ponds

 

 

 

Open year-round*

None

25

Scoop Net

 

Lakes & Ponds

 

 

April 1 – June 15

None

25

American Eel

Spearing and bow and arrow use prohibited in streams or stream sections stocked with trout. Spearing prohibited in all lakes & ponds. The taking of elver eel, glass eel and silver eel is prohibited.

Angling, Icefishing, Bobbing,
Bow and Arrow, Spearing

All areas

Open year-round*

6″

50

American Shad

Angling

Lakes & Ponds,
Rivers & Streams

3rd Saturday in April – June 30

None

6

Lower Rivers/
Tidal Waters

April 1 – June 30

None

6

Atlantic Salmon

Taking of Atlantic Salmon is prohibited. Exception: Atlantic Salmon Broodstock Fisheries (Broodstock Atlantic Salmon & River Herring)

Largemouth Bass
& Smallmouth Bass

Daily creel limit is for both species in aggregate.

Angling, Icefishing

Lakes & Ponds

Open year-round*

12″

6

Rivers & Streams

Open year-round*

None

6

Connecticut River

Open year-round

12″

6

Carp, Suckers & Lampreys

Spearing and bow and arrow use prohibited in streams or stream sections stocked with trout. Spearing prohibited in all lakes & ponds.

Angling, Icefishing, Bobbing,
Bow and Arrow, Spearing

All areas

Open year-round*

None

None

Chain Pickerel

Angling, Icefishing

Lakes & Ponds

Open year-round*

15″

6

Rivers & Streams

Open year-round*

None

None

Hickory Shad

Daily creel limit is in aggregate with American shad.

Angling, Icefishing,
Scoop Net

All areas

Open year-round*

None

6

Kokanee

Angling, Icefishing

All areas

3rd Saturday in April – last day in February

None

8

Northern Pike

Angling, Icefishing

All areas

Open year-round*

26″

2

Panfish

Except White Perch, see below.

Angling, Icefishing, Bobbing

All areas

Open year-round*

None

None

Smelt

Taking of smelt in rivers & streams is prohibited.

Angling & Icefishing

Lakes & Ponds

Open year-round*

None

50

Striped Bass

Angling

All areas

Open year-round*

28″

2

Sturgeon

Taking of sturgeon is prohibited.

Trout

(Brook, Brown,
Lake, Rainbow)

Angling, Icefishing

Lakes & Ponds, Rivers & Streams

3rd Saturday in April – last day in February

None

5

Lower Rivers/
Tidal Waters

Open year-round*

15″

2

White Perch

Angling, Icefishing, Bobbing

Connecticut River (including Coves & Tributaries)

Tidally influenced Rivers & Streams

Open year-round*

7″

30

Lakes & Ponds

All other Rivers & Streams

Open year-round*

None

None

Walleye

Angling, Icefishing

All areas

Open year-round*

18″

2

* Except in areas closed to all fishing during a period of the year.

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Regulations in red are new this year.

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