30 September 2014

• CTDEEP Begins Fall Atlantic Salmon Stockings

“Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that its 2014 autumn stockings of broodstock Atlantic salmon have begun. DEEP’s Inland Fisheries Division last week released 500 salmon into the Naugatuck River (150 fish), Mount Tom Pond (100 fish), Crystal Lake (Ellington – 125 fish) and Beach Pond (125 fish)….

”The group of Atlantic salmon released last week range in weight from 2-5 pounds each. In early October, approximately 500 additional fish in the same size range and more than 50 larger fish in the 3 to 14 pound range will be available for stocking. Following spawning later this fall, DEEP expects another150 salmon from the Kensington Hatchery will be available for stocking in November. These fish will also range in weight from 3 to 14 pounds each.

”Anglers are advised that the current dry weather conditions have caused changes to the salmon stocking schedule. Typically two rivers, the Naugatuck River and the Shetucket River, are stocked with broodstock Atlantic salmon, but DEEP did not stock the Shetucket River with salmon this week, instead stocking Beach Pond....”

"In the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers angling for Atlantic salmon is restricted to catch-and-release only from September 1 through November 30. From December 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015, the daily creel limit for Atlantic salmon will be one. During the open season in the rivers, the legal method for taking Atlantic salmon is limited to angling using a single fly, or an artificial lure with a single free swinging hook and no additional weight can be added to the line above the fly or lure...."

See the full report at: LinkToDeep

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