Shetucket Salmon

The Shetucket River in Eastern CT is a true gem. It isn’t just the fact you can catch striped bass, trout, smallmouth, carp and more from this beautiful fishery that makes it so special. This was the home river of my late Uncle Richard who taught me to fly fish.

Each fall the Shetucket also receives a stocking of Broodstock Atlantic Salmon. The resulting fishing can be both exhilarating and frustrating, but everyone should give it a try, because when it all works out you’ll have some special Shetucket memories of your own. Take, for instance a trip this winter made by Edge Angling Client and Community Member Phillip Richmond. Phillip writes:

A couple pics from the atlantic salmon that Tom and I caught yesterday on the Shetucket River. Very awesome fish, strong and tricky to catch. I heard more than once on this trip from a couple folks they fished for four to five years before catching their first, so figure very fortunate.

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