Tautog 2012 Update – High Sea Charters Says, “There Will Be Spring Blackfish, (and Striped Bass, too)!”
CT DEEP Approves 2012 Spring Tautog – Blackfish are Back!
Just when it looked like there wasn’t going to be a Spring Tautog or blackfish season in Connecticut this year, state officials announced amended fishing regulations for this Spring, Summer and Fall. Fishing Charter Captain Chris Leighton just got word a few hours ago and officials at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have confirmed the following changes to Connecticut fishing regulations for 2012 on the CT DEEP website:
New 2012 CT Tautog (Blackfish) Recreational Fishing Regulations Confirmed by High Sea Charters
Minimum Tautog (blackfish) size at all times: 16 inches.
Open Season: April 1 to April 30, inclusive, Creel Limit: 2 fish;
Open Season: July 1 to Augus 31, inclusive, Creel Limit: 2 fish;
Open Season October 10 to December 6, inclusive, Creel Limit: 4 fish
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Additional CT Recreational Fishing Regulation Changes for 2012 Confirmed by High Sea Charters
Black Sea Bass:
Open Season: June 15 to December 31, inclusive, Minimum Size: 13 inches, Creel Limit: 15 fish;
Open Season: May 1 – December 31, inclusive, Minimum Size: 10.5 inches, Creel Limit: 20 fish;
except that on vessels holding a party/charter registration with DEEP, the minimum size is 11 inches and from September 1 to October 31 the possession limit for paying passengers is 40 fish.
Open Season: May 15 to October 31, inclusive, Minimum Size: 18 inches, Creel Limit: 5 fish;
Fishing Charter Captain Chris Leighton says, “Book your striped bass or tautog (blackfish) fishing charter now!”
So, now that the amended regulations tautog (blackfish) have been announced, get out your date books and calendars and start making plans to book your fishing charter soon with High Sea Charters. The trophy striped bass will come into Long Island Sound a few weeks after the Spring Tautog (blackfish) Season opens. After that point, the striper action gets better and better as the number of striped bass in Long Island Sound increases dramatically as summer approaches. Fishing Charter Captain Chris Leighton welcomes you and your friends, or your family, to enjoy some of the finest fishing on Long Island Sound, Home of the World Record Striped Bass. And, as many of our customers already know, the waters minute away from dock also produce some of the finest tasting tautog (blackfish) around.
High Sea Charters, Clinton, CT- Fishing Charters for Striped Bass
Specializing in Small Group Charters on Long Island Sound,
Home of the World Record Striped Bass
Ask about a tautog (blackfish)/striped bass Combo Charter
And it’s nice to have Spring tautog season back in Connecticut, because blackfish tastes soooooo good – see you soon!