Connecticut Angler Lands a State-Record Barracuda…in New York?

Connecticut Angler Lands a State-Record New York?
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The Fish and Wildlife Division of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection confirmed the state’s first-ever record barracuda on Tuesday. It was added to CDEEP’s Exotic Marine category alongside several other fish species that aren’t typically associated with North Atlantic waters. But the barracuda was technically caught off the coast of New York, which had some East Coast anglers scratching their heads over Connecticut’s rules surrounding saltwater fishing records.

In a Facebook post, the CDEEP named Jonathan Rogers as the new state record holder. Rogers’ 48-inch barracuda weighed roughly 19 pounds, according to the agency, and he weighed the fish on a certified scale at a tackle shop in Niantic, Connecticut. Few additional details about the catch were included in the social media post, but one significant detail stuck out: Rogers caught the fish south of Montauk in New York waters.

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