Saltwater (Marine) Fishing
With over 100 species of fish found in Long Island Sound, anglers can enjoy some of the very best striped bass, bluefish, summer flounder, scup, hickory shad, black sea bass and tautog fishing along the entire coast. The State of Connecticut offers anglers many fishing opportunities with excellent boat launches along the coast and great shore fishing locations at coastal state and city parks, and convenient party and charter boat fishing. Fishing is Family Fun!
Saltwater Fishing Resource Maps
Looking for a place to Fish, find a Party/Charter Vessel to go fishing on, Launch a Boat or Locate a Bait and Tackle shop? Use our interactive Saltwater Fishing Resource Maps to help plan your next trip!
Both maps have the same information but it is presented in different forms. The "all in one" map is better suited to desktop computers, while the "Story Map" is better suited to mobile devices - although either one should work on any device.
Effective December 1, 2020, anyone using any kind of natural bait (whether it be live, dead, or cut) on a hook with the intent to catch striped bass in Connecticut Waters MUST be using an inline circle hook. This applies in freshwater and saltwater.
Enhanced Recreational Fishing
Marine Fisheries News:
Connecticut CARES Act Assistance to Fisheries Participants Draft Spending Plan has been submitted to NOAA Fisheries for review.
Content last updated in February 2021.