DEEP Announces WHOPPER Trophy Fish

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Wow. Just look at what\’s lurking in the dark waters of the Connecticut River:


The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) will be hosting the Fifth Annual Trophy Fish Award Ceremony at the Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show in the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford at 5:30 pm on Saturday, February 16, 2013.  Seventy-five anglers will be presented certificates recognizing their achievement of having caught or landed the largest fish in one of several species categories during 2012.

Above, Michael Hudak of East Hartford displays his astonishing 43.75 pound common carp, caught May 16, 2012 in the Hartford area of the Connecticut River.  This state record fish was weighed on a state-certified scale at the water’s edge and then returned unharmed to the river.  Michael is one of the anglers who will be recognized at a ceremony on Saturday, February 16th.

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4 thoughts on “DEEP Announces WHOPPER Trophy Fish

  1. Connecticut is Dying Too

    I hope the DEEP collected a fish tax on these fish. No good deed should go untaxed in Connecticut.

    1. The Conn-servative

      I wonder how DEEP down you have to go to catch one of these WOPPERS? (By the way Courant,I believe wopper has an “h” in it.)

  2. Greg

    Very good that creatures that big live in the river, also that the river is a source of recreation for fishermen, boaters,and the like. Quite a gem, the river is.

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