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Connecticut Saltwater State Record Fish

State Record Marine Fish

Common Name lbs. oz. Length Location Caught Angler Year Caught

Albacore

68

14

46.5"

Atlantis Canyon

John Dagon

2012

American Eel

5

3

39.5"

West Haven

Alyssa Zuppe

2017

Atlantic Bonito

11

8

29.5"

Ocean Beach

Mark Drummey

2017

Atlantic Cod

45

0

 

South of Block Island

John Chomen

2004

Black Sea Bass

7

8

25"

Six Mile Reef

Mike Lane

2005

Blackfish (Tautog)

26

9.6

34"

Two Tree Island

Thien Nguyen

2015

Bluefin Tuna

770

0

 

Block Island Sound

Lester Debetta

1990

Bluefish

24

13

Norwalk Island

Charles J. Toth

1979

Blue Marlin

449

6

Atlantis Canyon

Jeffery K.Eckert

2001

Blue Shark

361

0

 

Ranger Wreck

Robert H. Olsen

1993

Clearnose Skate
WORLD RECORD

9

8

37"

Fort Hale Park

Anthony Carpentino

2017

Conger Eel

7

4

Noank

Maria Annunziata

1987

Cunner

3

4

Block Island Sound

Wesley E. Sargent

1998

Hickory Shad

3

4

23"

Niantic River, Niantic

Richard Kozlowski

2003

Hogchoker

0

9

10.25"

West Haven

Albert Zuppe

2016

Little Tunny (False Albacore)

16

13

37"

Butterfish Hole

Vincent Deledda

2011

Mako Shark

650

0

 

Block Island Sound

Gregory J. Erisoty

1987

Oyster Toadfish

2

12

14"

Millstone Outflow, Waterford

William Kondrasiewicz

2018

Pollock

34

2

Block Island Sound

Joe DeCosta

2000

Porbeagle Shark

191

0

75"

Ryan's Horn

Austin Urban

2013

Sandbar (Brown) Shark

118

7

CT River, Old Saybrook

Bruce Kelly

1995

Scup (Porgy)

5

4.8

21"

Montauk Harbor

Travis Kupchok

2019

Sheepshead Porgy

10

11

 

Branford Reef

Clyde Turner

1998

Longfin Squid

15.5" mantle

Stonington

Marc Pantalone

2019

Smooth Dogfish

18

11

57"

West Haven

Jennifer Zuppe

2017

Spiny Dogfish

22

11

57.75"

Milford

Jennifer Zuppe

2018

Striped Bass

WORLD RECORD

81

15

54"

Outer Southwest Reef

Greg Myerson

2011

Striped Sea Robin

4

3

20"

Housatonic River

Howard Wolowitz

2012

Summer Flounder (Fluke)

14

13.76

31.5"

Fishers Island

Michael Maffucci

2019

Swordfish

359

0

26"

Fish Tales

Fred J. Malcarne

2004

Tilefish

36

10

40"

Veatch's Canyon

Curtis Bloxam

2019

Thresher Shark

467

0

 

Montauk Point

Mark Hiller

2006

White Marlin

108

8

Block Canyon

Frederick Iasiello

1988

White Perch

1

15

14"

CT River, Old Lyme

Rufino Vargas Jr.

2015

Weakfish

17

14

Fayerweather Island

June Andrejko

1986

Winter Flounder

6

1

Millstone Pt., Waterford

Tom Kobas

1999

Winter Skate

17

6

 

Watch Hill, R.I.

William F. Zanks

1995

Yellowfin Tuna

210

7

Block Canyon

Cahrles J. Lobacz

1991

 

Exotic Rare Marine Species Category

Common Name lbs. oz. Length Location Caught Angler Year Caught

Atlantic Chub Mackerel

2

1

14"

Montauk Shoal

Brandon Collins

2016

Banded Rudderfish

1

5

13.0"

Milford

Israel Ruman

2018

Black Drum

15

3

New Haven Breakwater

Howard D. LaFrance

2001

Black Grouper

1

4

13.5"

Millstone Outflow

Hugh Durham

2012

Cobia

18

0

East Haven

Nicholas Carafeno

2008

Dolphinfish

(Mahi Mahi)

47

2

60"

Fish Tales Cnyon

John Dagon

2016

Jack Crevalle

2

15

18"

Millstone Outflow, Waterford

Craig Johnston

2013

Grey Snapper

5

15

25"

Millstone Outflow

Nelson Carey

2016

Gray Triggerfish

6

1.5

19"

Pine Island, Groton

Keith Mehmet

2016

King Mackerel

7

2

33.5"

Saybrook

Doug Clark

2018

Ladyfish

2

8

Millstone Pt., Waterford

Arnie Costello

1995

Monkfish

42

0

40"

Southside of Fisher's Island

Craig Weagle

2016

Northern Kingfish

2

10

19.5

Silver Sands State Park

Christopher Shea

2016

Roughtail Stingray

53

15

93"

Harkness Memorial State Park

Domingo Garcia

2013

Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

235

0

Block Island Sound

Richard Bonaccorsi

1992

Smooth Puffer

9

6

25.25"

Sara's Ledge

Wayne Schneider

2016

Spanish Mackerel

6

5

Branford Beacon

Michael Audet

2003

Thresher Shark

467

0

Montauk Pt.

Mark Hiller

2006

Torpedo Ray

89

8

Misquamicut, R.I.

Chuck Adams

2008

Wahoo

88

0

Fish Tales

Mike Matrishon

2005

 

Marine Species Blue Crab Category

Common Name lbs. oz. Length Location Caught Angler Year Caught
Blue Crab     8.81 Oyster River, Old Saybrook Thomas Buonanni 2016

Content last updated October 21, 2019