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FALL BLACKFISH UPDATES 2018

With fish making the seasonal transition to deeper waters, there is still time to get in on the fantastic blackfish bite in Southern New England.
By Toby Lapinski  |  November 27, 2018
FALL BLACKFISH UPDATES 2018
Bill Downes recently landed this 23.5-inch blackfish in Connecticut waters.

While blackfish season is open in my home waters of Connecticut as I write this, it will be closed in waters of the Constitution State in short order as the season ends this year on November 28. This week’s fishing reports have shown there are still plenty of fish to be had, with a noticeable move to deeper water being passed along by almost all reporting stations. Outside of Connecticut, the season goes for some time in much of New England so there is still a chance to get out and boat a few tog of your own if you haven’t done so already.

2018 FALL BLACKFISH REGULATIONS
Massachusetts: October 15 - December 31, 5-fish bag limit, 16-inch minimum. Maximum private boat per-vessel limit is 10 fish regardless of the number of anglers onboard.
Rhode Island: October 15 - December 31, 5-fish bag limit, 16-inch minimum. Maximum private boat per-vessel limit is 10 fish regardless of the number of anglers onboard.
Connecticut: October 10 - November 28, 3-fish bag limit, 16-inch minimum.
New York:
LI Sound Waters: October 11 - December 9, 3-fish bag limit, 16-inch minimum.
NY Bight Waters: October 15 - December 22, 4-fish bag limit, 16-inch minimum.

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