Neighborhood Fishing Opportunities

Fishing Regulations Icon Connecticut Fishing

Channel Catfish Stocking

  • Stocked as either yearlings
    (6″– 8″) or adults (14″ or more)
  • The purchase of channel catfish is provided through federal Sport Fish Restoration program funding
  • Excellent to eat, try blackened, Cajun, deep fried, or broiled)
  • Reach large size
    (CT record = 29 lbs. 6 oz.)
  • Are easy to catch year round
  • Statewide regulations for catfish: 6 fish per day creel limit, no length limit. In selected areas stocked with catfish, 3 fish per day creel limit.
    (New regulations for 2018).

Channel Catfish: