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!

Marine Fishing Regulations  |  Saltwater Fishing Guide  | Weekly Fishing Report

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!

Link to All in One Saltwater Fishing Resource Map  Link to Saltwater Fishing Resource Story  Map

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 Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations Sign

Blue Crab Fact Sheet

Federal Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Compliance Guides

Fish Consumption Advisory

Marine Fisheries Information Circular

Marine Fishing Tournament and/or Derby Registration

Nuisance/Damaging Aquatic Species

Recreational Shellfishing

Registered Fishing Guides

Volunteer Angler Survey

CT MRIP Marine Angler Survey

Marine Waters Fishing License FAQ 

Connecticut State Boundary Line in Long Island Sound

Alewife And Blueback Herring - Emergency Fishery Closure is in Effect

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Content last updated in March 2023.