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Fishermen Caught With 42 Undersize Striped Bass Reeled In From Housatonic

Officers from the Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police find five fishermen with 42 undersized striped bass along the Housatonic River.
Officers from the Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police find five fishermen with 42 undersized striped bass along the Housatonic River. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police/Facebook

STRATFORD, Conn. — Five fishermen who were testing the waters of the Housatonic River in Stratford and Milford were caught with nearly 90 pounds worth of undersized striped bass, according to the CT Encon Police.

On Sunday, officers from the Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police conducting an evening fisheries "enforcement patrol" along the river, according to a Facebook post.

The officers encountered five fishermen who were "actively fishing" and were found to be in possession of 42 undersized striped bass, the post said.

The five fisherman were cited for numerous fishing violations, including possession of striped bass less than legal minimum length, possession of striped bass over the daily creel limit, and fishing without a license.

Anyone who knows of or see any hunting or fishing violations is asked to contact the state's 24-hour dispatch center at 860-424-3333 or toll-free 800-842-4357.

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