Try before you buy: free Father’s Day fishing

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, as the first of two Free Fishing License Days scheduled for 2016. A second is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13. As a result of legislation passed in 2014 (Public Act 14-201) DEEP can designate up to two dates per year as “Free Fishing License Days.” … read more

Fall salmon stocking begins

Atlantic salmon.

Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced that 2015 autumn stockings of broodstock Atlantic salmon have begun. DEEP’s Inland Fisheries Division last week released 250 salmon into Crystal Lake (Ellington/Stafford – 125 fish) and Mount Tom Pond (Morris/Litchfield/Washington, 125 fish). This week DEEP is stocking a total of 600 salmon into the Shetucket River (300 fish) and … read more

Connecticut DEEP Fishing Report, Sept. 10

Go Fish!

You can find us directly on Facebook. This page features a variety of information on fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching in Connecticut. The address is www.facebook.com/CTFishandWildlife. Inland report Largemouth Bass fishing is reported as very good. Places to try include: Bantam Lake, Candlewood Lake, Highland Lake, Black Pond (Middlefield), Lake Saltonstall, Pequonnock River, Mudge Pond, West Hill Pond, Quaddick Reservoir, … read more

Fish free on Father’s Day in Connecticut

Do something Dad wants to do on Father's Day!

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 21, as the first of two “Free Fishing License” days scheduled for 2015. A second “Free Fishing License Day” is scheduled for Saturday, August 15. To fish legally in Connecticut, anyone 16 years of age or older must obtain a fishing license. Thanks to legislation … read more