Last month’s Mystery Fish was the Creek Chubsucker (Erimyzon oblongus). A native species to Connecticut, the Creek Chubsucker is one of the lesser known species. It is a a true “sucker” (family Catastomidae) and related to the more commonly encountered White Sucker (Catostomus commersonii). The Creekchub Sucker prefers slow-moving waters and rivers, streams, lakes and ponds with clear water and aquatic vegetation. They primarily feed on decaying plant material and aquatic invertebrates (insects, clams, worms). This fish is rarely caught by anglers due to the combination of its feeding habits and smaller size (usually does not grow much larger than 10-12 inches).
Based on data collected by the DEEP’s Fisheries program and the Water Quality Monitoring program, the Creek Chubsucker is primarily found in Southeastern Connecticut. There are occasional occurrences in central and western parts of the state. To see a map like this for your favorite type of fish or to see what fish have been found in your town, please visit our fish community data viewer.
Connecticut Changes to Marine Fishing Regulations Tweet Black Sea Bass: Details available online. General Anglers – 15 inch minimum length. Five fish per day May 19 -December 31. Party/Charter Boats – 15 inch minimum length. Five fish per day from May...