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State Record Marine Fish

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Red type signifies a new record for 2012.

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

9

4

26.75"

East Rip, Long Island Sound

Yas Saotome

2012

Black Sea Bass

7

8

25"

Six Mile Reef, Clinton

Mike Lane

2005

Black Sea Bass

3

4

20"

Long Island Sound

Laurie Macha

2012

Black Sea Bass (Catch & Release)

 

 

23.75"

East Rip, Long Island Sound

Timothy E. Kilbride

2012

Blackfish (Tautog)

23

9

33"

Two Tree Island

Kendall Owens

2011

Blackfish (Tautog) (Catch & Release)

13

9

27"

Indian Neck Point, Branford

Jack Martin

2012

Bluefish

24

13

 

Norwalk Islands

Charles J. Toth

1979

Bluefish (Catch & Release)

15

6

37"

Housatonic River

Shawn Lalond

2012

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

Scup (Porgy)

2

2

17"

Bartletts Reef

Karen Westerberg

2012

Sheepshead Porgy

10

11

 

Branford Reef

Clyde Turner

1998

Squid

 

 

11.6" mantle

Niantic

Drew Kenny

2012

WORLD RECORD — Striped Bass

81

15

54"

Outer Southwest Reef

Greg Myerson

2011

Striped Bass (Catch & Release)

47

0

48"

Valiant Rock

Chris McDowell

2010

Striped Searobin

4

3

20"

Housatonic River

Howard Wolowitz

2012

Summer Flounder (Fluke)

14

4

 

Fayerweather Island

Quinto Fillippino

2006

Summer Flounder (Fluke)

6

11

25"

Fishers Island

Margaret Rux

2012

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

68

14

46.5"

Atlantis Canyon

John Dagon

2012

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

Scup (Porgy)

4

2

19"

Block Island Sound

Marcelo Moutinho

2012

Scup (Porgy)

3

11

17.5"

Block Island Sound

Debra A. Ferris

2012

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

Thresher Shark

467

0

 

Montauk Pt.

Mark Hiller

2006

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

Torpedo Ray

89

8

 

Misquamicut, R.I.

Chuck Adams

2008

Wahoo

88

0

 

Fish Tales

Mike Matrishon

2005

Blue Crab

Blue Crab

 

 

8.25"

Connecticut River

Terry Williams

2012

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