Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:07 PM
I took this directly from the Definitions page of the 2009 Connecticut Angler's Guide.
'BAIT SPECIES: The following species of fish, amphibians, aquatic insects and crustaceans may be taken by sport fishermen for personal use, but may only be sold if taken under an inland commercial bait license.
Bait species- Common shiner, golden shiner, fallfish, creek chub, spottail shiner, bridle shiner, blacknose dace, longnose dace, pearl dace, bluntnose minnow, fathead minnow, cutlips minnow, chub sucker, white sucker, killifish, mummichog, Atlantic & tidewater silverside, sand lance, frogs (except northern leopard frog), crayfish, perch bugs, hellgrammites and mayfly nymphs.
The legal methods for taking the bait species listed above are as follows:
Rivers & streams- Bait species may be taken at any time with seines not over 15 ft. long and 4 ft. deep, bait traps not over 20 inches long and 15 inches in diameter, and umbrella nets not over 4 ft. by 4 ft.
Lakes & ponds- Bait species may be taken at any time with bait traps not over 20 inches long and 15 inches in diameter and umbrella nets not over 4 ft. by 4 ft. Seines shall not be used in lakes and ponds except those designated by the DEP as open to commercial taking of bait. Where posted, taking, use or possession of fish as bait is prohibited in lakes and ponds.
All inland waters- During the open season for fishing, the species listed above may also be taken by hand, angling and scoop net.'