Trout fishing season opens in Connecticut this Saturday, April 21, and Shelton's has reportedly been stocked with trout as well as 600 surplus Atlantic salmon broomstick, waiting to elude .
As per a press release, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) expects to release about 600,000 catchable size trout into more than 100 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut by May — with about 376,000 trout released so far.
“ is an exciting time for Connecticut’s many trout anglers, and they can look forward to exceptional fishing this season,” DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty said in the release. “The fish are in excellent condition, nearly all of our trout waters are stocked and anglers can enjoy a wide range of fishing options. Additionally, Opening Day is a special time for many families, the traditional first time to get outdoors together after winter.”