Can you fish at night in Connecticut?

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Can you fish at night in Connecticut?

Q. What fish are running in Long Island Sound now?

Q. Where are the stripers running in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, striped bass are seasonally found along the entire coastline and in all large tidal rivers, where they are typically common to abundant. Most fish migrate south during winter, but some overwinter in Connecticut, most notably in the Thames River.

Q. What fish are running in Long Island Sound now?

Q. What fish are in season in CT?

Species, Minimum Sizes, Daily Limits, & Fishing Seasons

SpeciesMinimum LengthOpen Season
Summer Flounder (Fluke)19″May 4 – September 30
17″May 4 – September 30
Tautog (Blackfish)16″April 1 – April 30 and July 1 – August 31
16″October 10 – November 28

Q. Where can I fish the Housatonic River?

Fishing the Housatonic River

  • Section 1: State line to the top of Great Falls.
  • Section 2: Great Falls to the Route 7 and 112 bridge crossing.
  • Section 3: Route 7 and 112 bridge crossing to the Route 4 and 7 bridge crossing.
  • Section 4: Skiff Mountain Road to Dawn Hill Road.

Q. How far up the CT river do stripers go?

50 mile
Stripers can be found throughout the 50 mile stretch of river from Hartford to the river’s mouth in Old Saybrook. The many sharp turns in the river create fast currents and deep drop-offs that are perfect habitat for stripers looking to ambush the migrating herring.

Q. Are stripers still in?

California’s main areas that hold anadromous stripers are the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta and river systems. Striped bass has been thriving in the waters along California since they were introduced from the East Coast in the 1870’s.

Q. What fish are in season now on Long Island?

Inshore Species

  • Striped Bass : May – November.
  • Fluke : May – September.
  • Black Sea Bass : May – December.
  • Blackfish : October – December.
  • Porgy : May – December.
  • Bluefish: May – November.
  • Weakfish : May – August.
  • Cod : November – January, July – September.

Q. Are there sharks in Long Island Sound?

Although several shark species likely infrequently wander in and out of the Sound, e.g. blue shark, mako shark, hammerhead shark and thresher shark, there are only four species of sharks which are regularly found in the area. These are the sand tiger shark, the sandbar shark, the spiny dogfish and the smooth dogfish.

Night fishing is allowed along the entire beach (2 miles). The entire beach (2 miles) is not open to night fishing during the off-season (October – May). Fish to be caught: Blackfish, winter flounder, bluefish, summer flounder, scup, weakfish and striped bass.

Q. Can you swim in the Housatonic River?

The waters of the Housatonic River provide excellent white-water and flat-water canoeing & kayaking and swimming.

Q. Is the Housatonic River polluted?

The Housatonic River and its floodplain are heavily contaminated with PCBs originating from the GE Facility in Pittsfield, MA. PCBs are present in large quantities in river sediment and floodplain soil; estimates range from between 100,000 to nearly 600,000 pounds of PCBs.

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