Species Daily Creel Limit Minimum Length Season Legal Methods Notes and Information
Alewife/Blueback Herring 25 (in aggregate) N/A Angling=Year Round Angling, Scoop Net Taking prohibited for anadromous types. Landlocked Alewife only may be taken from specific lakes.
American Eel 25 9 inches Year-Round Angling, Ice Fishing, Spearing, Bobbing, Bow and Arrow Spearing, bow, and arrow use prohibited in trout stocked streams. Taking of elver eel, glass eel, and silver eel is prohibited.
American Shad 6 (in aggregate with Hickory Shad) N/A Year-Round (CT River system only) Angling Harvesting allowed only in the Connecticut River and its tributaries.
Atlantic Salmon See below N/A Year-Round Angling Snagging is prohibited. Requires a Trout and Salmon Stamp to keep a salmon or to fish in an Atlantic Salmon Management Area.
Bait Species No Limit if for personal use only N/A Year-Round Various methods Different regulations for Inland and Marine District. A commercial bait dealer license is required to collect for sale or to sell.
Black Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth) 6 (in aggregate) 12 inches (Lakes/Ponds/CT River), N/A (Rivers/Streams) Year-Round Angling, Ice Fishing Different regulations in Bass Management Lakes and Bulls Bridge Bass Management Area.
Bowfin, Lamprey, Tench, Sucker No Limit N/A Year-Round Angling, Ice Fishing, Spearing, Bow and Arrow Spearing and Bow and Arrow use prohibited in trout stocked streams. Spearing prohibited in all lakes and ponds.
Bullhead (Brown and Yellow) No Limit N/A Year-Round Angling, Ice Fishing, hand, bobbing -
Burbot Prohibited - - - The taking of burbot is prohibited in all waters.
Catfish (Channel and White) 6 (in aggregate) N/A Year-Round Angling, Ice Fishing, hand, bobbing 3 catfish limit in Community Fishing Waters.
Chain Pickerel Lakes/Ponds = 6 15 inches Year-Round Angling, Ice Fishing -
Common Carp 5, only 1 may be over 30” N/A Year-Round Angling, Ice Fishing, Spearing, Bow and Arrow Different regulations for bow and arrow fishing in some waters and in Trophy Carp Waters.
Hickory Shad See Marine Regulations - - - -
Kokanee 5 N/A April-February Angling, Ice Fishing Catch and Release only in March.
Northern Pike and Tiger Muskie 2 (in aggregate)* 26 inches* Year-Round Angling, Ice Fishing Different minimum lengths and daily limits in specific areas.
Panfish No Limit N/A Year-Round Angling, Ice Fishing Includes Calico Bass, all sunfish species, Yellow Perch, Rock Bass. White Perch listed separately.
Smelt 50-lake and pond only N/A Year-Round Angling, Ice Fishing Lakes and Ponds only; taking of smelt from rivers/streams is prohibited.
Striped Bass See Marine Regulations - - - -
Sturgeon Prohibited - - - The taking of sturgeon is prohibited in all waters.
Trout (Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Tiger) 5 (in aggregate) N/A April-February Angling, Ice Fishing Different regulations apply in many waters including special management areas. Catch and Release only in March.
White Perch Inland = No Limit, Marine = 30 Inland = N/A, Marine = 7 inches Year-Round Angling, Ice Fishing -

Note: The daily creel limit and minimum length for Atlantic Salmon vary by specific rivers and time of year, as detailed in the provided text. Please refer to the latest regulations for the most accurate and updated information.

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