|SPECIES||OPEN SEASON*||MINIMUM LENGTH||DAILY CREEL LIMIT|
|Alewife/Blueback Herring (anadromous)||Taking of anadromous alewife & blueback herring from all Connecticut waters is prohibited.|
|Alewife/Blueback Herring (Landlocked)||Angling open year-round||No Minimum Length||25|
|Scoop net open April 1- June 15||No Minimum Length||25|
|American Eel Spearing and bow and arrow use prohibited in streams or stream sections stocked with trout. Spearing prohibited in all lakes and ponds. The taking of elver eel, glass eel, and silver eel is prohibited.||*Year Round||9″||25|
|American Shad Harvest of American shad allowed only in the Connecticut River system.||*Year Round||No Minimum Length||6|
|Atlantic Salmon||Taking of Atlantic Salmon is prohibited. Exception: Atlantic Salmon Broodstock Fisheries.|
|Atlantic Salmon Lakes and Pond Exceptions|| Mount Tom Pond from Sept. 1, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2022 16” minimum length with 1 fish creel.
Mount Tom Pond from March 1, 2022 – 6:00 AM on April 9, 2022 catch and release only.
Mount Tom Pond from 6:00 AM on Apr. 9, 2022 – Aug. 31, 2022 16” minimum length with 1 fish creel.
| Crystal Lake (Ellington) from Sept. 1, 2021 – Mar. 31, 2022 16” minimum length with 1 fish creel.
Crystal Lake (Ellington) from Apr. 1, 2022 – 6:00 AM on Apr. 9, 2022 catch and release only.
Crystal Lake (Ellington) from 6:00 AM on Apr. 9, 2022 – Aug. 31, 2022 16” minimum length with 1 fish creel.
|Atlantic Salmon – Broodstock (Rivers)||Sept. 1, 2021 to Dec. 15, 2021||Closed to salmon fishing|
|Dec. 16, 2021 to March 31, 2022||No Minimum Length||1|
|April 1, 2022 through 6am April 9, 2022||Catch and Release Only|
|6am April 9, 2022 through August 31, 2022||No Minimum Length||1|
|Sept. 1, 2021 to Dec. 15, 2021||Closed to salmon fishing|
|Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass||Lakes & Ponds *Year Round||12″||6|
|Rivers & Streams *Year Round||No Minimum Length||6|
|Connecticut River Year Round||12″||6|
|Catfish (Channel Catfish & White Catfish)& bullheads||Year Round||No Minimum Length||Catfish – 6, Bullheads – No limit|
|Common Carp||Year Round||No minimum length, only 1 fish >30”||5|
|Common Carp – Trophy Waters (Entire CT River including coves, Batterson Park Pond, Squantz Pond, West Thompson Lake)||Year Round||26” minimum length||1|
|Bowfin, Tench, Suckers & Lampreys||*Year Round||No Minimum Length||No Limit|
|Chain Pickerel||Lakes & Ponds *Year Round||15″||6|
|Rivers & Streams *Year Round||No Minimum Length||No Limit|
|Hickory Shad||*Year Round||No Minimum Length||6|
|Kokanee||Open year-round||No Minimum Length||5|
|Northern Pike||Open year-ound||26″||2|
|Panfish (Crappie, Sunfish, Yellow Perch)||Open year-round||No Minimum Length||No limit|
|Smelt – Taking of smelt in rivers and streams is prohibited.||Open year-round||No Minimum Length||50|
|Striped Bass – Circle Hooks required when using bait.||Open year-round||28″-35”||1|
|Sturgeon, Burbot||Taking of sturgeon and burbot prohibited.|
|Trout – Stamp may be required||Lakes & Ponds, Rivers & Streams – Open year-round||No Minimum Length||5|
|Lower Rivers/Tidal Waters – Open year-round||15″||2|
|White Perch||Connecticut River (including Coves & Tributaries) Tidally influenced Rivers &
Streams – Open year-round
|Lakes & Ponds All other Rivers & Streams – Open year-round||No Minimum Length||No Limit|