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State Record Marine Fish

Fishing Regulations Icon Connecticut Fishing

Red type signifies a new record set in 2016.

Category

Common Name

Weight

Length

Location Caught

Angler

Year Caught

lbs.

oz.

State Record Marine Fish

Albacore

68

14

46.5″

Atlantis Canyon

John Dagon

2012

American Eel

4

4

Cedar Island, Clinton

Stanley Zalewski

2009

Atlantic Bonito

10

3

29.1″

Six Mile Reef

Stan Bialecki

2015

Atlantic Cod

45

0

South of Block Island

John Chomen

2004

Black Sea Bass

7

8

25″

Six Mile Reef, Clinton

Mike Lane

2005

Blackfish (Tautog)

26

9.6

34″

Two Tree Islands

Thien Nguyen

2015

Bluefin Tuna

770

0

Block Island Sound

Lester Debetta

1990

Bluefish

24

13

Norwalk Islands

Charles J. Toth

1979

Blue Marlin

449

6

Atlantis Canyon

Jeffrey K. Eckert

2001

Blue Shark

361

0

Ranger Wreck

Robert H. Oslen

1993

Clearnose Skate

7

6

51.75″

West Haven

Jennifer Zuppe

2016

Conger Eel

7

4

Noank

Maria Annunziata

1987

Cunner

3

4

Block Island Sound

Wesley E. Sargent

1998

Hickory Shad

3

4

Niantic River, Niantic

Richard Kozlowski

2003

Hogchoker

0

9

10.25″

West Haven

Albert Zuppe

2016

Little Tunny

16

13

37″

Butterfish Hole

Vincent Deledda

2011

Mako Shark

650

0

Block Island Sound

Gregory J. Erisoty

1987

Oyster Toadfish

2

8

Millstone Discharge, Waterford

Zach Naoumides

2007

Pollock

34

2

Block Island Sound

Joe DeCosta

2000

Sandbar (Brown) Shark

118

7

Connecticut River, Old Saybrook

Bruce Kelly

1995

Scup (Porgy)

4

2

19″

Block Island Sound

Marcelo Moutinho

2012

Sheepshead Porgy

10

11

Branford Reef

Clyde Turner

1998

Squid

14.25″ mantle

Stonington

Christopher Sottile

2016

Striped Bass

WORLD RECORD

81

15

54″

Outer Southwest Reef

Greg Myerson

2011

Striped Searobin

4

3

20″

Housatonic River

Howard Wolowitz

2012

Summer Flounder (Fluke)

14

11

31″

Black Point, Niantic

Tobey Sweet

2013

Thresher Shark

467

0

Montauk Point

Mark Hiller

2006

White Perch

1

15

14″

CT River Ferry Landing

Rufino Vargas Jr.

2015

Winter Flounder

6

1

Millstone Point, Waterford

Tom Kobas

1999

Weakfish

17

14

Fayerweather Island

June Andrejko

1986

Winter Skate

17

6

Watch Hill, R.I.

William F. Zanks

1995

Yellowfin Tuna

210

7

Block Canyon

Charles J. Lobacz

1991

Exotic Marine Species

(Rare Species)

Atlantic Chub Mackerel

2

1

14″

Montauk Shoal

Brandon Collins

2016

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 Outflow, Waterford

Hugh Durham

2012

Cobia

18

0

East Haven

Nicholas Carafeno

2008

Grey Snapper

5

15

25″

Milestone Outflow

Nelson Carey

2016

Gray Triggerfish

6

1.5

19″

Pine Island, Groton

Keith Mehmet

2016

Jack Crevalle

3

7.5

18.8″

Millstone Outflow, Waterford

Hugh Durham

2014

Ladyfish

3

8

23″

Millstone Point, Waterford

Nelson Carey

2014

Mahi Mahi (Dolphinfish)

47

2

60

Fish Tales Canyon

John Dagon

2016

Monkfish

42

0

40

Southside of Fisher’s Island

Craig Weagle

2016

Northern Kingfish

2

10

19.5

Silver Sands State Park

Christopher Shea

2016

Porbeagle Shark

191

0

75″

Ryans’ Horn

Austin Urban

2013

Roughtail Stingray

86

15

88″

Millstone Outflow, Waterford

Kevin McCaffery

2014

Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

235

0

Block Island Sound

Richard Bonaccorsi

1992

Smooth Puffer

9

6

25.25″

Sara’s Ledge

Wayne Schneider

2016

Spanish Mackerel

6

5

Branford Beacon

Michael Audet

2003

Swordfish

359

0

Fish Tales

Fred J. Malcarne

2004

Torpedo Ray

89

8

Misquamicut, R.I.

Chuck Adams

2008

Wahoo

88

0

Fish Tales

Mike Matrishon

2005

White Marlin

108

8

Block Canyon

Frederick Iasiello

1988

Blue Crab

Blue Crab

8.81

Oyster River

Thomas Buonanni

2016