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State starts stocking salmon

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection photo

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection photo

Connecticut has begun its surplus  broodstock Atlantic salmon stocking program for the fall.

To learn how to catch salmon locally, hear Ben Bilello speak at the Nutmeg TU general meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport. Click here for more details.

Trout are also being stocked around the state, according to the Oct. 12 fishing report from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Fall trout stocking begins

In its most recent fishing report, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced that temperatures have cooled enough to allow fall trout stocking to being.

Click here to read the latest fishing report.

Stay up to date with daily stocking posts on Facebook, the DEEP’s interactive trout stocking map, and its stocking report.

High temperatures put stocking on hold

The state DEEP, in this week’s fishing report, says that fall stocking remains on hold due to the record warm temperatures  early this week.

The DEEP is monitoring the conditions and as soon as possible, trucks will be stocking.

Stay up to date with daily stocking posts on Facebook, the DEEP’s interactive trout stocking map, and its stocking report.

DEEP biologist to speak March 24

Mike Humphreys of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection with a 22-inch wild brown on the Shepaug

Mike Humphreys of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection with a 22-inch wild brown on the Shepaug

Mike Humphreys, the DEEP Inland Fisheries Biologist for the western district, will be the speaker at the March meeting of Nutmeg TU, set for Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport.

Mike is a longtime fish biologist, holding an master’s degree from the University of Tennessee with more than 30 years in his profession.

In past 25 years with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, his work has focused on Statewide Stream Electrofishing Surveys, a Statewide Wild Trout Research and Management Project, and Housatonic River Research and Management.

Mike will be talking to us about his findings on trout survival with run of river in the Housatonic TMAs, various fish stocking programs, and regulation changes for some sections of the Mill River.