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Record Freshwater Fish

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Red type signifies a new record set in 2019.

Common Name

spn

Weight

lbs. oz.

Location Caught

Angler

Year Caught

American Eel

10

3

Shetucket River, Norwich

Charles J. Lobacz

1993

American Shad

9

4

Connecticut River, Windsor

Edward Cypus

1981

Bluegill

2

4

Private Pond, Madison

Daniel Gesner

1996

Bowfin

9

0

Connecticut River, Glastonbury

Jack Dugay

2019

Brook Trout

9

3

Blackwells Brook, Brooklyn

David Andes

1998

Brown Bullhead

4

15

Prospect Pond, Southington

Robert Richey

1990

Brown Trout

19

0

West Hill Pond, Barkhamsted/New Hartford

James M. Lucas II

2014

Brown Trout (Sea-run)

10

8

Saugatuck River, Westport

Ronald J. Merly

2006

Calico Bass

4

0

Pataganset Lake, East Lyme

James M. Boos

1974

Chain Pickerel

8

9

West Twin Lake, Salisbury

Alden L. Foss

2005

Channel Catfish

29

6

Mashapaug Lake, Union

Appleton Barrows

2004

Common Carp

43

12

Connecticut River, Middletown

Michael Hudak

2012

Fallfish

2

4

Farmington River, Simsbury

Chad Tessman

2012

Kokanee (tie)

2

14

East Twin Lake, Salisbury

Tom Pasko

2011

West Hill Pond (Barkhamsted, New Hartford

Seth Harris

2018

Lake Trout

29

13

Wononscopomuc Lake, Salisbury

Dr. Thompson

1918

Largemouth Bass

12

14

Mashapaug Lake, Union

Frank Domurat

1961

Northern Pike

29

0

Lake Lillinonah, Brookfield

Joseph Nett

1980

Pumpkinseed

1

3

Lake Marie, Windham

Robyn Rogers

1973

Rainbow Trout

14

10

Mansfield Hollow Reservoir, Mansfield

Michael V. Ludlow

1998

Rock Bass (tie)

1

3

Colebrook Reservoir, Colebrook

Ernie Gonsalves

1989

Shenipsit Lake, Tolland

James Bonan

1995

Smallmouth Bass

7

12

Shenipsit Lake, Tolland

Joseph Mankauskas, Jr.

1980

Tiger Trout

7

14

Quassapaug Lake

Jerry Barth

2011

Walleye

15

4

Beach Pond, Voluntown

Vincent Deledda

2015

White Catfish

12

12

Connecticut River, Middletown

John L. Shatas

1999

White Perch

3

1

Crystal Lake, Ellington

Jacob Niemczyk

2018

White Sucker

3

5

Wepawaug River, Orange

Jeffrey Bolliger

2019

Yellow Perch

2

13

Black Pond, Woodstock

Miller B. Bassett

1973

Common Name

Length
(in inches)

Location Caught

Angler

Year Caught

American Eel

41

Lake Terramuggus, Marlborough

Daniel E.S. Kornegay III

2011

Bluegill (tie)

10.5

Andover Lake, Andover

Doane, Greogry

2015

10.5

Private Pond, Killingworth

Evan Kamoen

2018

10.5

Private Pond, Rocky Hill

Ted Munette

2015

Bowfin (tie)

27

Connecticut River, Portland

Michael Kelley

2019

27

Connecticut River, Middletown

Joseph A. Netolicky

2019

Brook Trout

21.25

Natchaug River, Chaplin

Nicholas Burnore

2010

Brown Bullhead

17.5

Saugatuck Reservoir, Redding

Keith Bonenfant

2016

Brown Trout

27.5

Wononskopomuc Lake, Salisbury

Paul Liphardt

2016

Calico Bass

19

Candlewood Lake, Danbury

Evan Kamoen

2016

Chain Pickerel

33

West Hill Pond, Barkhamsted

Mark R. Popolizio

2013

Channel Catfish

35

Lake Pocotopaug, East Hampton

Michael G. Brogan

2008

Common Carp

42

Connecticut River, Hartford

Michael Hudak

2012

Hybrid Sunfish (tie)

10.5

Private Pond, Cheshire

James Robitaille

2014

10.5

Risley Reservoir, Vernon

Ryan McKinney

2019

Kokanee Salmon

20

East Twin Lake, Salisbury

Timothy E. Kilbride

2010

Largemouth Bass

25.25

Lake Pocotopaug, East Hampton

Daniel E.S. Kornegay III

2008

Northern Pike

45.75

Housatonic River, Falls Village

David L .Jones

2009

Pumpkinseed (tie)

10

Lake McDonough, Barkhamsted

Ellie Fiorentino

2012

10

Lake McDonough, Barkhamsted

Joey Takeman

2014

Rainbow Trout

30

Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott

Michael Thureson

2010

Redbreast Sunfish

10.25

Lake Terramuggus, Marlborough

Daniel E.S. Kornegay III

2018

Rock Bass

12.75

Housatonic River, Kent

Daniel E.S. Kornegay III

2008

Smallmouth Bass

24.25

Farmington River, Windsor

Jacob Long

2018

Tiger Trout

22

Woodbridge Lake, Goshen

Cristian Cifaldi

2018

Walleye

30

Lake Pocotopaug, East Hampton

Daniel E.S. Kornegay III

2010

White Catfish

25.5

Salmon River, East Haddam

Shawn Sims

2012

White Sucker

20

Farmington River, Farmington

Michael S. Swirzewski

2013

Yellow Perch

16.25

Lake McDonough, New Hartford

Ron Barbour

2011