Species, Minimum Sizes, Daily Limits,
& Fishing Seasons
Effective April 1, 2011: Species regulations are subject to change in 2011, but were not available at press time. For legal purposes, the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies must be consulted. Visit www.ct.gov/dep/laws-regs or contact Marine Fisheries (860-434-6043) for current regulations.
Recreational Open Season Extension for Scup (Porgy): The recreational scup fishery closure scheduled to occur on September 27 (October 12 for Party/Charter vessels) has been suspended. The recreational scup fishery will remain open through the end of 2011. For anglers fishing from shore or on private vessels, the minimum size (10.5″) and bag limit (10 fish) remain unchanged during the extended open season.
For paying passengers fishing from a party or charter vessel (P/C), the current 40 fish bag limit remains in place only through October 11. Thereafter, the bag limit returns to 10 fish. The 11″ minimum size for P/C fishermen remains unchanged through the rest of the year.
NEW FOR 2011: Summer Flounder (Fluke) taken from SHORE ONLY at a designated summer flounder (fluke) reduced size limit (minimum length) fishing access site listed in Appendix A* shall not be less than 17 inches, provided no fish less than 18.5 inches shall be possessed on any boat, at any boat launch facility, or at any dock, pier or marina where sport fishing boats are moored or tied up. Please see Appendix A (Designated Summer Flounder SHORE Fishing Sites) at right. DAILY CREEL LIMIT is 1 fish. Please see Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations Table below for more information.