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Salmon stocked this week

As of Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Naugatuck River TMA (Litchfield/Campville/Harwinton area) was stocked with large Broodstock Atlantic Salmon (average weight was 7 to 10 pounds, with the largest fish being around 15 pounds.); this was the last of two stockings in this river section.

The daily creel limit is one (1) salmon per day. Salmon will be stocked into the lower Naugatuck River and Shetucket River as flows come down — stay tuned for updates from the DEEP.

Please note this area has specific regulations for this fishery. Most notably, fishing is limited to the use of a single fly or artificial lure with a single free swinging hook (no treble hooks). Details on page 28 of the 2018 Angler’s Guide. Also, a Trout and Salmon Stamp is required to Fish in this area.

Finally, please report any illegal fishing activity to our law enforcement immediately at 860-424-3333.

Speaker showcases Alaska, concerned for Bristol Bay

Alaska fishing guide and Nutmeg TU John Jinishian expressed concerns about the threats posed by Bristol Bay amid images of big fish and beautiful scenery when he visited the general meeting of Nutmeg TU Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Jinishian is general manager of Alaska’s Wild River Guides, a small, float-based fly fishing company. He talked of the adventures on the Kanektok, or Togiak or Goodnews rivers. The company operates seasonally in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, specifically on the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. More information can be found at wildriverfish.com.

Information on efforts by TU to protect Bristol Bay can be found at savebristolbay.org.

State stocks trout, salmon

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is wrapping up its fall stocking program for 2018.

Trout have been stocked in major destination rivers such as the Housatonic and Farmington, as well as closer to home in the Saugatuck River.

Surplus broodstock salmon have been stocked in rivers including the Naugatuck, destination for a Nutmeg TU trip with Mianus TU on Nov. 17.

Click here to read the latest update from the DEEP.

Fish with us around Connecticut

Wanna go fishing? Nutmeg TU leads trips to spots near and far all year long, where you can learn spots and tactics from members and friends.

More details on additional trips will be posted soon.