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bowhunter095



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Seeforellen Brown trout Reply with quote

Just came across this picture on facebook from the CT fish and wildlife page.


They call it a Seeforellen Brown trout and say they are stocking a couple hundred of them this year from the kensington hatchery. Some even bigger than the one in the picture. I was just wondering if anybody has ever landed one of these monsters?
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fishfinder



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That fish is sweet, I hope those do good and populate!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why the Kensington Hatchery is so important. Unfortunately, there's a chance the State might close it:

http://www.ctfishtalk.com/post72141.html
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bowhunter095



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in kensington and have heard about the hatchery closing for a few years now yet it never does. Although many people in town think that it already is closed because there has been so much talk.

I wanted to know if anyone has caught any of these CT before or is this the first year they are doing it?
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Crest Daddy



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they stock em every year. There's some monsters in the saugatuck reservoir
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Michael



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen reports about big sea forellens in the Saugy Res
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NorthEastFisherman



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dad and i have caught a few in the saugatuck reservoir. I wouldnt be surprised if the state record was a seeforellen brown. They got crazy looking jaws like salmon and fight like HELL!!!! My dad got at least a 6lber near shore i netted it and it jumped out of the net when it was head first in. They're crazy, smart, and picture worthy whenever you catch one.
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Michael



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody once said that there's 2 dif types of stocked brown trout here in CT. You have the sea forellens and the German browns.

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bowhunter095



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wonder if there are any in the salmon or farmington river.
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NorthEastFisherman



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bowhunter095 wrote:
wonder if there are any in the salmon or farmington river.
Theres a bunch of baby salmon in the river in the spring and fall. I never tried it in the summer but theres probably some in there that time as well. They even have signs to tell fishermen to be careful where they walk in the water so they dont step on the little critters and their nests.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've reprinted this with Kierren Broatch's permission from http://kierran.blogspot.com/
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A Call for Action
The following is re-posted with permission from Kierran Broatch and The Connecticut Yankee blog. Thursday, March 7, 2013A Call For Action
It's not often that I use this blog as a pulpit, but this is an important issue and something that could be avoided if enough anglers speak up. I fear that many don't know what's at risk and by the time they find out, it could already be too late. So here's the skinny...

One of only three CT DEEP hatcheries, the Kensington State Fish Hatchery, will close due to budget cuts if we don't voice our opinions to the powers at be. The key is to make the State of Connecticut aware that this decision will ultimately lose us money instead of save it by hurting fishing license sales and other spending from trout and salmon anglers. Every phone call and email/letter reiterating this message to members of the General Assembly's Appropriations Committee, specifically the Conservation & Development Subcommittee, can help our cause.

In the fine print of this section of the proposed State budget, the 8th bullet down on page 194 recommends reducing the number of state-run hatcheries (read: Kensignton) to the tune of saving $149,910. I realize the State has a spending problem and cuts need to be made somewhere, but should we really be cutting things that generate more money than they cost to run? I would argue that getting rid of everything this hatchery brings to the table could cost us much more than $150K. An uniformed legislator may look at the overall production of our three hatcheries and easily write off Kensington because it's responsible for only 10% of the trout stocked in Connecticut waters. However, this facility is an example of quality over quantity and you have to look deeper to find out what freshwater anglers would really lose.

Kensington Hatchery is unique because it's responsible for all of Connecticut's Seeforellen brown trout, which are a German strain of trout that grow very large. The facility in question just so happens to have the only disease-free stock of Seeforellens left in the nation and closing it would mean tossing years of hard work right out the window. The hatchery produces approximately 50,000 catchable size trout and 700 surplus broodstock trout annually that are stocked in our most important trout waters. In addition, 250,000 of its fry and parr are used annually in programs to enhance sea run and wild trout populations. Simply put, Kensington fish live longer, grow larger, and are wilder in nature than trout coming from our other hatcheries.



Seeforellen brown trout thrive in Connecticut lakes thanks to Kensington Hatchery.


But it's not just about trout. Approximately 2,000 broodstock Atlantic salmon are produced at Kensington Hatchery and stocked annually into the Naugatuck and Shetucket Rivers and a few lakes. These fisheries are quite popular now and attract anglers from around the Northeast. In fact, it's estimated that Connecticut's Atlantic salmon fishery attracts 5,000 – 7,000 trips per year and those anglers spend a combined $500,000 doing so. If Kensington closes, there will be no more broodstock salmon stocked in our waterways! Furthermore, the Salmon in the Classroom program, known as "Fish Friends," will no longer exist in the 90 Connecticut schools that now receive salmon eggs, and the last of the remaining salmon fry released in our rivers and streams, about 300,000 per year, will also go bye-bye if Kensington closes shop.

Chew on these numbers for a minute...

* - 251,000 state residents take 5.4 million fishing trips and spend $198 million per year
* - 51,000 non-residents take 457,000 fishing trips and spend $45 million per year in CT.
• Recreational fishing supports over 4,400 jobs in CT. • Trout are the most sought after gamefish species in Connecticut attracting approximately 2.1 million fishing trips per year and generating ~$50 million per year in annual expenditures having a net economic impact of $67.5 million per year.
• Approximately $2.8 million in annual license revenue is generated by trout anglers in Connecticut.
• Approximately 100 lakes and ponds and over 200 rivers and streams are stocked annually with trout.
• The overall benefit to cost ratio for Connecticut’s Trout Program is 25 to 1.

So what exactly is the rational again behind saving $149,910 by closing Kensington Hatchery??

Below is the contact information for Connecticut Senators and Representatives who have some say in the editing of the fish hatchery budget line item. Please take a few minutes and reach out. Keep in mind that phone calls have more of an impact than emails, but anything is better than nothing. Thank you.

Sen. Bob Duff (Co-Chair) Duff@senatedems.ct.gov; (860) 240-0414
Rep. Bryan Hurlburt (Co-Chair) Bryan.Hurlburt@cga.ct.gov; (860) 240-8585
Sen. Clark Chapin (Ranking Member) Clark.Chapin@cga.ct.gov; (860) 240-8816
Rep. Craig Miner (Ranking Member) Craig.Miner@housegop.ct.gov; (860) 240-8700
Sen. Beth Bye Email; (860) 240-0428
Rep. Ezequiel Santiago Ezequiel.Santiago@cga.ct.gov; (860) 240-8585
Rep. Charles D. Clemons Charles.D.Clemons@cga.ct.gov; (860) 240-8585
Rep. Peter Tercyak Peter.Tercyak@cga.ct.gov; (860) 240-8585
Rep. Patricia Dillon Patricia.Dillon@cga.ct.gov; (860) 240-8585
Rep. Mitch Bolinsky Mitch.Bolinsky@housegop.ct.gov; (860) 240-8700
Sen. Andrew Maynard Email; (860) 240-0591
Rep. Jay Case Jay.Case@housegop.ct.gov; (860) 240-8700
Rep. Patricia Billie Miller Patricia.Miller@cga.ct.gov; (860
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jimbojonez



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this may be why Berlin citizens think the hatchery is closed http://berlin.ctcitizens.com/story/farewell-fish-hatchery-close
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bowhunter095



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimbo- that's probably why. I met an older gentlemen yesterday at the brook by Willard and had a hard time convincing him that the hatchery is still in fact open.
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crazyman



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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 7:55 am    Post subject: Seeforellen Browns Reply with quote

I caught one of them on May 18 of this year. WHAT A MONSTER!
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bowhunter095



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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crazyman- where did you get it and how big was it? Any pictures?
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